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Head of Communications, Health and Ambulance – Communication & Media Branch
The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the well being of all Victorians.
Services are in line with the government’s vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state. There vision is to achieve the best health, well being and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.
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Reporting to the Assistant Director, Portfolio Communications, the Head of Communications, Health and Ambulance will lead a team to deliver integrated communications, media and events support across the department’s large and diverse Health and Ambulance portfolio.
They will lead the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative and comprehensive communications, media and stakeholder engagement strategies and events for major policy announcements and the subsequent evaluation and reporting on their effectiveness; including overseeing the production and distribution of communications and media collateral and events for a range of audiences, projects and purposes.
The incumbent will work closely with the heads of the other Portfolio teams and the Head of Events and Speech writing to deliver joined up communication, media and events services for the department and it’s ministers, ensuring consistency across the Branch and department. They will play an instrumental role in implementing the overarching Communications and Media Branch strategy, and support and lead staff through change and build resilience in line with the organization’s change agenda.
They will undertake regular measurement and evaluation of communications efforts and team performance, working with the other members of the Digital and broader Branch leadership team to ensure consistency in evaluation approaches and reporting mechanisms.
They will work as part of the Communication and Media Branch’s leadership team to make branch-wide process improvements and share best practice, and collaborate with the department’s Executive Board and other senior staff, the Minister’s office, business areas and key external stakeholders to ensure that communication is clear, engaging, and is aligned with the department’s strategic plan.
When required, and as agreed by the Assistant Director, Portfolio Communications, the incumbent will provide leadership, surge support and resources to other policy portfolios to ensure effective communications services can be delivered by the Branch during emergency, crisis and peak periods.
- An excellent leader with a proven record of achievement in communications, events and media management?
- An experienced communications professional with a background in the public sector?
- A strategic individual who can effectively manage risk and create opportunity in leading the delivery of innovative, integrated communications and media strategies?
- Open to new ideas and ways of working, and able to embrace innovative practices as part of improving communications effectiveness and Branch performance?
Please note: For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review Careers Page. This page provides information on the department’s recruitment and safety screening processes.
Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.
Candidates must meet the essential experience and qualifications to be considered for this position. If you satisfy all the applicant requirements and think you can make a difference, please apply below.
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