First listed on: 06 September 2020
Senior Corporate Communications Officer


Employment Type:  Full Time, Ongoing 
Role Classification:  Clerk Grade 9/10
Remuneration:  $110,745 - $122,038  plus superannuation and annual leave loading
Hours per Week: 35
Requisition ID: REQ184622
Location: St Leonards 
Closing Date: 11:59pm Thursday 17 September 2020

About this role

As part of a small but dynamic and results-driven team, you will play a pivotal role in delivering effective internal communications across the NSW Health system. You will collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders, project delivery teams and partner with senior stakeholders to ensure complex projects and initiatives are translated into highly engaging content to reach the target audience.

You will be a flexible team player with strong writing skills and extensive experience in corporate communication and stakeholder engagement as well as working with digital and design teams to deliver contemporary and high quality communication.

Where you'll be working

Here at the NSW Ministry of Health, the Strategic Communications and Engagement Branch is having an extraordinary year with an unprecedented demand for exceptional communications services. We are looking for a professional Senior Corporate Communications Officer who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment to join our amazing team. The role is within the Internal Communication and Engagement team, which covers internal communications, events and stakeholder engagement. The team works within a fast-paced, collaborative environment and sees the rapid development of integrated solutions to quickly respond to the needs of our internal and external stakeholders.

What you'll be doing

You will work closely with the Director to refresh existing communication policies and establish new engagement and communication frameworks to facilitate successful internal communication plans and strategies. Your strong writing skills and your ability to source good news stories will drive engaging content for newsletters, print, digital and social content.

This is a fantastic opportunity to shape the future direction of our unit and will play a crucial role in setting the strategic directions for the corporate communications To be successful in this role, you’ll need to demonstrate exceptional delivery skills and experience in measuring, monitoring and evaluating the success of communication initiatives. 

Need more information?

  1. Click here for the Role Description
  2. Find out more about applying for this position
  3. All applicants must attach a response to the two targeted questions (1-2 pages) and your CV (no more than 5 pages)
  4. A Recruitment Pool may be created for future vacancies at the same/equivalent salary level
  5. Please note that you cannot apply for this role using iworkfornsw, please click here to access the advert through the Health Career Portal.

For role related queries or questions contact Niki Theodoropoulos on niki.theodoropoulos@ or 0429 270 616.

If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Hana Maalla on

Targeted Questions (1-2 pages)

If you do not include responses to the below questions your application will not be considered.

  1. Give an example of when you developed a communication and engagement plan, outlining the channels and tools, how it supported behaviour change and the ways you monitored and evaluated the success of the plan.
  2. Describe a communication or engagement project that you have managed that involved extensive liaison, coordination and negotiation with staff and/or external stakeholders. Outline how you approached any challenges, what you did to overcome them, and the results delivered.

The Ministry of Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be one of the following:

  • an Australian Citizen, or
  • a permanent resident of Australia, or
  • a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or
  • a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia

You can only be offered employment in this role for the duration that your current visa allows you to work in Australia, and you can only be offered ongoing employment if you have a permanent visa that allows you to work in Australia

To learn more about working at the Ministry of Health, please visit our career portal.

Applications Close: 11:59pm Thursday 17 September 2020

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