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Coordinator Communications

Communications Managers
Permanent Full Time
22 days ago
  • Permanent, Full-time opportunity
  • Annualised Band 8 Salary range from $119,235 to $132,386 per annum plus statutory superannuation
  • Exciting time to join the City of Ballarat as we embark on a period of change


About the City of Ballarat

The City of Ballarat, 100km west of Melbourne’s CBD is one of the largest inland regional cities in the country. Ballarat is uniquely located with easy access to Melbourne, Geelong and Bendigo and is the Western Victorian capital for a region of 250,000 people.

The City of Ballarat has a growing economy that attracts and retains innovative businesses, employs a highly skilled workforce and attracts new residents whilst promoting the city’s unique heritage and vibrant cultural life. It has all the services, retail and entertainment opportunities you'd find in a capital city but with a relaxed country attitude. With affordable housing at a fraction of Melbourne prices and a progressive leadership team, now is a great time to join the City of Ballarat.


The Role

The position of Coordinator Communications Officer reports to the Manager Communications and Design and is responsible for the development and implementation of communication programs to advance the objectives of the City of Ballarat.

In conjunction with the City Marketing and Creative Studio teams, the role will develop proactive communications campaigns and strategies for major projects, services, initiatives, events and decisions of the City of Ballarat and Council.

The position is responsible for ensuring the City of Ballarat and Council are communicated to the internal staff, media, the community and other stakeholders in a positive light.


About You

The successful candidate will help the organisation move towards best practice in; media relations, community connections through publications, newsletters and digital channels, issues and crisis management, stakeholder engagement and relations, digital innovation, website updates, providing strategic advice to Directors and staff, assisting with the planning of key Council events, corporate reputation, project management, public relations, speech writing and annual report.


Qualifications and Experience

  • The position requires a degree or diploma in a relevant discipline such communications and public relations, or extensive experience in a similar role with a minimum of ten years’ experience.
  • Demonstrated success coordinating and working effectively within a dynamic team environment and more broader across the organisation.
  • Demonstrated experience working within a complex stakeholder environment, such as a Government department, media or similar organisations with political sensitivity.


Key Selection Criteria

  • Qualifications and experience as listed above.
  • Experience managing a team of people.
  • Demonstrated collaboration with leadership peers.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to prepare communications for external, internal and digital audiences.
  • Ability to develop relationships with and manage complex stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the economic, political and social issues relating to the local government environment.


To Apply

To apply for this position please click on the Apply button and submit your application. The closing date for this position is 12 noon Monday 20th September, 2021. Please ensure that you provide a cover letter, current resume and answer screening questions based on the key selection criteria.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full employment medical and police check.



For any additional questions, please contact Matthew Wilson, Director Community Wellbeing on 0416 174 485.


The City of Ballarat is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and flexibility. We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people living with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. We support flexible and accessible working arrangements for all and are committed to ensuring that all jobs in our workforce can be performed flexibly. If you're short listed for a role and are looking for flexibility, we encourage you to start the flexible working conversation


Type: Permanent

Category: Communications and Marketing

Reference ID: CA000067

Date Posted: 03/09/2021

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $119,235
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $130,562
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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