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Director Communications Partnering

New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet - Sydney, NSW

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There are currently 3 jobs listed by Planning & Assessment Director Communications Partnering Organisation/Entity: Planning & Assessment Job Category:

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  • Senior Executive | Director
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - West
Job Reference Number: 515266 Work Type: Full-Time Total Remuneration Package: PSSE Band 1 Closing Date: 13/04/2021 - 11:55 PM
  • Lead communications for Planning and Assessment and the Planning Delivery Unit, critical NSW Government focus
  • Advise key stakeholders and support the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s priorities as a member of the Communications leadership team
  • Lead the team and deliver effective communications strategies for complex and high-profile issues
  • Ongoing full-time role, location NSW (flexible)
  • Generous remuneration package

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is currently seeking a Director of Communications Partnering to join our People, Performance and Culture team. This is truly an exciting time to join our department: we're backing the state's post-pandemic recovery with world-class reforms and initiatives to make sure people stay in jobs, keep the economy moving and build a public space legacy for generations to come.

In this role, you will lead a team that develops and delivers communications strategies and initiatives to support the Planning and Assessment business portfolio’s priorities and programs. You will respond to the needs of both internal and external stakeholders.

You will partner with the Planning & Assessment (P&A) division who are instrumental in delivering long-term structural transformation of the planning system to offer better outcomes, certainty and public value to NSW. P&A are creating a modern, user-friendly and responsive planning system through better policy and regulation, improved assessment processes and systems, improved digital solutions through e-planning, strategic planning for our regions and close collaboration with partners across local and state government, business, industry and communities.

P&A incorporates the Office of Local Government (OLG) and works to support our councils grow strong, healthy and prosperous local communities. They are also shaping great places across NSW through state significant assessments, compliance, regional planning, regional and local planning panels. – supporting the delivery of homes, infrastructure and economic growth – ensuring continued productivity, investment and community wellbeing.

Key accountabilities include:

  • driving proactive and positive messaging on outcomes the business group delivers (through social media, branding and collateral, media and more)
  • working closely with senior colleagues and the minister’s office to ensure that stakeholders and the community understand what the group is delivering and maximising opportunities for citizen-led approaches
  • ensuring a consistent message within your business group and across the department
  • collaborating to develop and implement a communications strategy with the business group’s executive leadership team that aligns with the department-wide approach
  • being accountable for the accuracy and consistency of messaging across all internal, external and media channels

To learn more about the role, click here.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • demonstrated leadership and management skills, including a values-based approach
  • relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience, plus relevant industry/specialist experience at a senior level
  • experience operating at peak industry level, and advising and influencing senior management on communications, stakeholder management strategy development, and delivery and complex change
  • an aptitude for articulating complex concepts and putting forward compelling arguments and rationales to all levels and types of audiences
  • the ability to establish and promote a culture that encourages innovation and initiative and emphasises the value of continuous improvement
  • extensive experience across a range of communications disciplines, including media and issues management, marketing and brand, digital and social, and internal communications
  • the ability to effectively balance long-term planning with short-term execution.

Applying for the role

Please apply with a resume and a brief cover letter that outlines your relevant skills and experience.

Closing date: Tuesday 13 th April

Enquiries: For more information, please contact ty.brennock@dpie.nsw.gov.au

We may create a recruitment pool for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type, which may become available over the next 18 months.

Our commitment to flexible working

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is committed to ensuring we reflect the NSW community we serve. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Our commitment to diversity

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment recognises that we operate in a diverse community, and we welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.

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