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Head Of Media (Vps Sts)

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


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Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Fixed term contract until 31 December 2021

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $168,470 - $229,121

Occupation: Executive Management

Reference: VG/DH/COVID/609084A

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

The COVID-19 Response team sits within the Department of Health and is responsible for key aspects of Victoria's management of the coronavirus (COVID-19), including the development and implementation of Public Health Directions, testing, contract tracing, community engagement, outbreak containment and the ongoing local delivery of the Commonwealth's vaccine immunisation program. The COVID-19 Response Communications team is a dedicated function focused on clear, concise and timely communications to the community, media and key internal and external stakeholder groups to support the overall response effort.

Reporting to the Executive Director, COVID-19 Response Communications, the Head of Media will oversee both proactive and reactive media engagement for all aspects of the COVID-19 Response effort, including the ongoing rollout of the vaccination program.

Are you

Experienced in delivering outstanding and highly effective media and issues management strategies?
Able to provide dynamic and collaborative leadership for a team of media professionals, often working at pace in a high-pressure environment?
Experienced in developing creative and engaging proactive media opportunities that will promote and support the overall COVID-19 Response effort?

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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