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Communications & Engagement Advisor

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Job Number:
977386
Work type:
Fixed Term Contract
Location:
Melbourne - Docklands
Categories:
Communications, Education & Marketing

Our Organisation

We love water and love life. What we do makes a vital contribution to Melbourne’s famous lifestyle. We achieve this by supplying high quality drinking water, providing outstanding sewerage services, integrating drainage systems, building resilience to flooding and by enhancing our waterway and land for greater community use. It’s a pride we share in helping to make greater Melbourne a fantastic place to live.

Reporting to the Communications and Engagement Advisor Lead you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference and add to our work environment, within a place where you can learn and perform to your fullest potential.

The Role

We have an exciting 12 month opportunity in our leading practice Communications and Engagement Team, putting community and customers at the heart of our business.

This is a great opportunity to work on some exciting strategic projects, ensuring community and stakeholder engagement is embedded in Melbourne Water’s future-focussed strategies, plans, programs and new initiatives.

If you have a curious mindset and can-do attitude, knowledge of IAP2 engagement principles and can apply these principles to develop and deliver strategic communications and engagement plans and great writing and communication skills, we’d love to hear from you.

Some of the projects you may have the opportunity to work on include waterway health and catchment management projects, reimagining your creek projects, exploration of community open space and recreation opportunities across our operating area and emergency response, amongst others.

Make an Impact

Become part of a talented and passionate team dedicated to enhancing life and liveability in Melbourne and beyond. Doing truly meaningful work in a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to make the most of your talents.

We provide a range of employee benefits that will make your experience working at Melbourne Water both professionally and personally rewarding.

Freedom

Melbourne Water is committed to flexible working. We offer a variety of flexible arrangements to suit our employees varied needs and the business, including purchased leave, varied start and finish times, working from alternative locations, part time work and 9-day fortnights. We understand that Melbourne Water and our customers benefit from enabling our employees to achieve balance in work and life.

Growth & Development

We’re a curious bunch at Melbourne Water and relish any opportunity to learn something new. We are in the business of enhancing life and liveability, which lends itself to re-imagining what’s possible and challenging the status quo. We offer a variety of learning opportunities; from formal development programs, digital learning content and lunch & learns; to visiting our sites and getting to see our initiatives and projects first hand. We believe that learning happens every day, so we support our people to continuously learn and experiment in the flow of their work, designing their own development path.

People

Our people are passionate, welcoming and inclusive. We welcome applications from everyone, including people with disability, mature age and young job seekers, members of the LGBTI+ community, people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands and other culturally diverse backgrounds.

Your Skills and Experience

  • Lived experience developing and delivering proactive and innovative community engagement strategies on complex projects, business strategies or sensitive community issues.
  • Exceptional emotional intelligence, advocating on behalf of the community, whilst also ensuring business objectives are met.
  • Exceptional social awareness and ability to quickly and creatively redesign engagement activities to meet community expectations.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and an eye for detail.
  • Experience working in sensitive political environments.
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Lived experience or demonstrated experience of a strong understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people will be highly beneficial to the role.

For more information, please see the attached Position Description 

How to apply

Click on the "apply" button and complete the online application form.

Closing date: 10 JULY 2022 at 11:55pm AEST

Please note a Police Check / Health Assessment is required for this position.

Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status.

Please note Melbourne Water employees, contractors/service providers who have worked with Melbourne Water for more than 12 months can apply for internal roles.

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