Communications Officer

Job title: Communications Officer
Discipline: Marcomms
Location: Parramatta & Western Suburbs Sydney
Contract: Contract
Salary: $48 - $55 per hour + super
Salary low: 48
Salary high: 55
Contact: Sarah Gates
Call: Sarah
Email: email Sarah
Reference: 3333141

Assistant Communications Officer 

  • $48 - $55 per hour + super

  • End date - 30 June 2022

  • Ashfield or Working from home flexibility

About the Company 

This NSW Government agency works to enable everyone's right to access justice and help for families through early intervention and inclusion, with benefits for the whole community. They are focused on providing services that are effective and responsive to community needs. 

About the Role 

Produce, or facilitate the production of, communications content across a variety of formats to deliver the department's marketing and communications strategy and to promote the policy priorities of the department to inform and influence the community and uphold the department’s reputation among key stakeholders.

Key accountabilities:

  • Draft communications content and materials to provide quality, accurate and relevant information to stakeholders.

  • Undertake a range of communications activities to support the government's policy and operational priorities.

  • Communicate key messages relating to initiatives and service delivery.

  • Provide coordination, logistical, tracking and reporting services for communications projects to enable the efficient and effective communication of developments and information to the community.

  • Undertake research to provide input to the development of communications programs and materials.

  • Prepare a range of data for managers and other key stakeholders, including status updates, reports, budgets and discussion papers that are timely, accurate and relevant.

Key challenges:

  • Supporting the delivery of a range of communications initiatives of varying size to contribute to their being delivered on time, on budget and meeting the needs of the department and its customers.

  • Understanding programs, policies and developments and government strategies and announcements to enable development of communications that are effective in reaching target audiences.

  • Providing a wide range of services to the team in an environment of changing priorities and where projects may involve a complicated project delivery schedule.

About You

  • Represent the organisation in an honest, ethical and professional way.

  • Great work life balance (work from home options available).

  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

  • A welcoming and professional manner. 

  • The confidence and resilience required to work efficiently in a very fast-paced creative office environment. 

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Display an interest in the marketing, communications or events industry.

Please apply if you are interested. Please note, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have any questions, please contact sarah@ashdownpeople.com.au