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Team Leader - Strategic Communications

Australian Federal Police - Australia,

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JOB TITLE - Team Leader - Strategic Communications

EMPLOYMENT TYPE - Ongoing Full time


AFP BAND & SALARY - Band 07, 105,974.00 - 113,500.00


CONTACT OFFICER - Brooke Jones, Phone: 5126 4034, ​Email: Brooke.Jones@afp.gov.au

APPLICATIONS CLOSE - 11:59pm (AEDT) 13/05/2021

This advertisement is to create a merit pool for any future vacancies that arise over the next 12 months.

Australian Federal Police

Policing for a safer Australia - the world is changing, crime is changing, we are changing to meet new challenges.

The mission of the AFP is to provide dynamic and effective law enforcement to the people of Australia. It provides policing throughout Australia in relation to the prevention and detection of crimes against the Commonwealth, its laws and integrity, and community police services to the Community of the ACT.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified people who are interested in an appointment to the AFP. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to the core values of the AFP, and their application must address selection criteria and the relevant work level standards.

The AFP offers a generous remuneration and conditions package, full details can be found .

As an inclusive organisation, the AFP provides opportunity for all Australians to fairly gain employment in the AFP. We appreciate that everyone is unique and acknowledge that diversity in thought leads to greater transparency and improved consideration in our decision making. To support our employees we also provide flexible work arrangements.

Role Summary

The Australian Federal Police Strategic Communications team is responsible for delivering professional communication solutions to support and enable our members to deliver maximum impact to the criminal environment.

The team works with AFP portfolios to establish and deliver communication needs, ranging from one-off initiatives requiring communication planning and promotion, as well as large scale programs of work requiring comprehensive communication strategies. Strategic Communications collaborates with other specialist teams within Media and Corporate Communications to manage and coordinate communication activity.

The role will lead the delivery of effective and tailored communications that are strategic, aligned and achieve the desired outcomes of raising awareness, driving behavioural change and supporting the AFP business objectives. Through strong internal and external stakeholder relationships, the team coordinates a strong brand experience across all audience touchpoints.

As a Team Leader in the AFP you play a pivotal role in developing people, managing change and influencing behaviours that lead to a supportive culture that respects the perspectives, talents and value of each individual. Consistent with the AFP values, AFP leadership philosophy, organisational reform agendas, AFP corporate business plans and your Performance Development Agreement, the expectation is that you will deliver on the core responsibilities and meet any requirements of the position as outlined below.

Role Description & Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities of the role include:

  • developing and implementing internal and external communications strategies, plans, events and campaigns
  • content creation for AFP communication channels including social media, newsletter, website, intranet
  • providing communications advice and support for AFP members and executive
  • responsibility for the AFP brand and its application
  • responsibility for the AFP design services team
  • managing governance and guidelines for AFP communication channels and deliverables
  • providing strong, motivating team leadership in order to deliver best-practice marketing and communications strategy and campaigns.
Essential Requirements
  • Be an Australian Citizen.
  • A security clearance (NV1) or the ability to obtain one.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to develop, mentor and lead team members.
  • Relevant qualifications or extensive experience in media, marketing or communication.
  • Strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and dynamic in response to changing priorities.
  • Ability to cultivate productive and effective working relationships.
  • A high level of professionalism and attention to detail.
Desirable Requirements
  • Digital marketing skills highly desirable.
Selection Criteria
  • Achieve results
  • Communicates with influence
  • Contributes to strategic thinking
  • Cultivates productive working relationships
  • Shows personal drive and integrity
Required Application Documents

As part of your application you will be required to submit the following documents:
  • Applicant response (
- maximum two pages) * Resume/CV

Advice for Applicants

All mandatory fields must be completed by the applicant. Applicants must provide all requested documents as outlined above in Required Application Documents.

All requested documents must be uploaded to the application form and submitted before the closing date and time. Any documents not supplied may result in your application being withdrawn from the recruitment process.

The applicant response ( ) should address the selection criteria and relevant to the role and provide evidence as to why you are the best fit for the position. The are specific to the band level of the role you are applying for and can assist in guiding you to address the selection criteria to the level required of the role.

Employment Suitability Requirements
Applicants, who are not current AFP employees, that progress to the next stage of an AFP recruitment process will be required to provide the following documents:
  • Completed Employment Suitability Questionnaire (
); for the last 10 years; and * Proof of Australian citizenship.

Applicants will be advised by AFP Recruitment if they are required to provide this information. We encourage all applicants to review the AFP's minimum employment requirements and to ensure that you meet the set requirements before you submit your application. Applicants whom do not meet these requirements, or fail to provide the required documents, will be removed from the recruitment process.

For further information on positions, and other employment opportunities in the AFP, please visit our website or contact the contact officer listed.

Australian Federal Police