Coordinator Communications – City of Ballarat

Job Title: Coordinator Communications – City of Ballarat
Location: Ballarat
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-08-06
Reference: JO-1908-96945
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 07, 2019 14:58

Job Description

  • Balance lifestyle with career in beautiful Ballarat
  • Salary: Annualised Band 8 (with RDO – TRP inclusive of superannuation up to $131,087)
  • Design contemporary communication campaigns for Council
Have you ever thought about working in a picturesque and evolving regional Victorian centre? Balance lifestyle and career in the City of Ballarat!
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.
Join an energetic, contemporary and progressive Council, in this newly created role at the City of Ballarat Council.
The role
The role will play a key role in developing and implementing proactive communication and marketing campaigns and strategies for major projects, services, initiatives and events for the City of Ballarat and Council. The position will report to the Manager Communications and Marketing and will form part of the Communications and Marketing Team, and Innovation and Organisational Improvement division.
This position will liaise with the CEO, Mayor, Councillors, Directors, Managers and staff; and will play a key role in ensuring the City of Ballarat and Council are communicated and marketed to the media, the community and other stakeholders in a positive customer‐oriented light. The role will focus on developing media strategy and response, public relations, corporate communications and internal communications to ensure the effective delivery of all communications campaigns and plans.
About you
The City of Ballarat is seeking a dynamic, innovative and energetic Coordinator Communications with experience in media, communications or public relations coupled with demonstrated successes in developing and implementing media, internal and external communications, and PR strategies and campaigns via both traditional and digital/social media. To be considered for this exciting opportunity you will demonstrate strong stakeholder engagement capabilities with the confidence to navigate complex relationships and to interact with the Mayor, Councillors, various levels of the organisation and with key external stakeholders. Tertiary qualifications in Communications, Public Relations, Media or Journalism are expected coupled with experience working within a government department, media or similar organisation that has required political sensitivity.
To Apply
For further information on the City of Ballarat and to obtain a copy of the position description, please go to‐of‐ballarat.
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 with the hiring manager to find out what options may be possible for the role you're applying for.