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Job Title : Communications Adviser

State Government of WA - Northern Gully, WA

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Communications Adviser


Level 5, $89,047 - $97,994 pa, Public Sector CSA Agreement 2019




Industry and Economic Development


Regional Programs and Policy, Gascoyne Development Commission


Permanent - Part Time

Position Number:


Closing Date:

2021-05-31 4:00 PM (YYYY-MM-DD)


- 0.1 jdf l5 communications adviser 70210111 (00000002).pdf
- dpird applicant information kit.pdf

Communications Adviser

Level 5 | Permanent- Part Time (0.5 FTE)

  • This is a fantastic opportunity to advance your career within the Western Australian Public Sector!
  • Build your network within the Regional Development Commissions
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of various project lifecycles

The Opportunity.

Reporting to the Director Regional Development, this opportunity will see you work collaboratively with the team to implement the Gascoyne Development Commission's communications strategies/initiatives and projects.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to use the latest tools, technologies and techniques in the context of creation, content development, and editorial planning for the Gascoyne Development Commission as required.

For further key responsibilities please see attached JDF

The Ideal Candidate.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience working in complex environments to develop and implement communication strategies and projects. The successful candidate will be able to supervise the production of communication tools, and have good communication skills to be able to engage with key stakeholders and navigate contentious issues. We are seeking someone who can consistently apply our brand to ensure the visual identity of the Gascoyne Development Commission is easily recognisable and reflects the agency's contribution to regional development.

For all essential criteria, please see the attached JDF.

Get ready to apply. It's simple.

Applying is simple and straightforward. We are committed to developing our people and this presents a unique opportunity to be part of a project that will shape the future of DPIRD working with executive and leadership teams.

Click the Apply for Job button below and submit the following documentation:

  • A resume of no more than three (3) pages including details of two (2) referees
  • A cover letter of no more than two (2) pages in length demonstrating how your skills, knowledge and experience relate to the following Essential Work Related Requirements:
  • Work Related Requirement 1 Role Specific: Demonstrated experience to develop and implement communications strategies and projects to support effective communication within a complex environment.
  • Work Related Requirement 2 Role Specific: Demonstrated experience to develop and supervise the production of a range of communication tools including displays, internet/intranet site, major internal and external events, promotional items, etc.
  • Work Related Requirement 1 Build Effective Relationships: High level interpersonal, negotiation, skills, including the ability to develop relationships and maintain networks and to liaise effectively with management and stakeholders internal and external) at all levels.
  • Work Related Requirement 4 Delivery in a changing environment: Well-developed planning and organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines. Persist on achieving objectives in difficult and changing circumstances.

Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements of the position. The values and business needs of our Department may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

Our Commitment to Diversity.

DPIRD is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. We value and strongly encourage people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, women and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our agency.

Application Information.

For any specific enquiries please contact:

Simmone Van Buerle, Director Regional Development, on 0456 990 317 (during business hours).

To be eligible for a permanent appointment to the Western Australian public sector you must be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia. To be eligible for a fixed term or a casual appointment you must have documentary evidence of your entitlement to live and work in Australia for the period of the contract and this is required as part of your application.

Subject to appointment, successful applicants will be required to:

  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy before commencing employment;
  • obtain and provide a current National Police Certificate (police clearance) before commencing employment;
  • provide a tertiary qualification in Communications/Media/Journalism/Public Relations or a related discipline
  • complete the Department's induction program within three months of commencement.

This process may be used to fill other similar vacancies throughout the department. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position, the panel may select another suitable applicant from this selection process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of twelve (12) months from approval of the initial recruitment decision

Please note, any successful candidate, including current employees of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, will be offered employment subject to the award and agreement conditions that apply to the advertised role as outlined in the attached JDF/s. By accepting an offer of appointment, the successful applicant accepts the conditions and entitlements under the specified award and agreement.

The recruitment process may include online written assessments, psychometric, cognitive or other testing, job related tasks, video or live stream interviews, documentation and reference checks or other assessment methodologies as required. Applicants will be advised of this where necessary.

Please ensure you have plenty of time to submit your application to allow for unanticipated problems, as late and proforma applications will not be accepted. (Please note: Online lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on or after 4:00pm will not be accepted)

CLOSING DATE: Monday 31 May 2021 at 04:00PM WST

Closing Date: 2021-05-31 4:00 PM

Northern Gully, WA

Government, Defence & Emergency


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