Senior Director Corporate Communications

Northern Territory Government

Base pay $165k - $218k
"$165,119 - $217,533"
Permanent Full time Standard business hours
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Full job description

Senior Administrative Officer 2 $165,119 - $179,827 / Executive Contract Officer 1 $217,533
Office of the Chief Executive
Fixed for up to 4 years in Darwin
Selection will be made at the SAO2 or ECO1 at the time of appointment.

  • Executive leadership of a high-performing corporate communications team.
  • Provide strategic media, marketing and communications advice to the Chief Executive.
  • Make a real difference to the lives of children, families and communities in the NT.

Apply your highly developed strategic management, communications and leadership skills and contribute to the strategic direction of a large government agency.

Territory Families, Housing and Communities aims to deliver cohesive, community-focussed services and activities that improve the lives of all Territorians, and empower people to be successful, safe and engaged.

Our Corporate Communications unit provides advice and support in strategic communications, media management, digital communications and issues management, across the agency.

We are looking to recruit a highly developed communications professional to provide executive leadership and direction to our Corporate Communications Unit to deliver client-focused advice and assistance across a broad range of portfolio areas.

As a Senior Director you form part of a passionate and talented senior leadership team with the primary objective of providing strategic media, marketing and communications advice to the Chief Executive Officer and agency staff on communications, including media, marketing and digital activities, and communication projects.

Your key duties include leading and managing the Corporate Communications Unit; implementing, managing and evaluating targeted communication activities, and building strong professional networks across the agency, public sector and government, and non-government stakeholders.

This role will draw upon your high level strategic management and leadership experience, exceptional communication skills, including high level journalistic, writing and digital communication skills and your strong understanding of contemporary strategic marketing and public relations principles. You will be operating in a rapidly changing environment that will challenge your ability to juggle priorities and meet changing deadlines.

Relevant tertiary qualifications in an appropriate discipline or in senior media or communications position would be well received.

In return you will be rewarded with a competitive salary package including up to 6 weeks recreational and 3 week personal leave, 17% annual leave loading, paid study assistance and an opportunity to develop a long term career in the Northern Territory Public Sector.

This is a great time to consider a move to the Territory. Enjoy an enviable laidback lifestyle with short commutes, tropical sunsets, spectacular lightening displays and unique landscapes and waterholes. Darwin’s rich cultural society and community spirit makes it an easy place to meet people and make new friends.

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For a confidential discussion please contact: Bryony Bree on 08 8999 2922 or bryony.bree@nt.gov.au

Please quote position number: 38570
Closing date:  16/08/2022

Applications should consist of a one-page summary sheet, resume/CV and copies of relevant qualifications.

For a copy of the job description or to view career opportunities in the Northern Territory Government please visit https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/Search

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Above avg. range
$165k - $218k
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Job details
Date posted
3 Aug 2022
Expiring date
16 Aug 2022
Marketing & Advertising
Marketing Communications
Above avg.
$165k - $218k
Contract type
Work type
Full time
Job mode
Standard business hours
Career level
Experienced non-manager
Work Authorisation
Australian citizen / Permanent resident

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