Communications Officer

University of Melbourne
February 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:$89,182 - $96,536
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 12 mo
Working Time:Full time
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Communications Officer

Job no: 0058155 Location: Parkville Role type: Part time (0.4FTE); Fixed-term for 12 months Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences Department/School: School of Biomedical Sciences Salary: UOM 6 – $89,182 - $96,536 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super

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About School of Biomedical Sciences

As part of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences since 2015, the School of Biomedical Sciences has 85 research groups across three departments, awarding-winning teachers and more than 2500 equivalent full-time student enrolments each year. Our mission – to advance human health in Australia, and beyond.

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About the Role

As the Communications Officer, you will be responsible for planning, developing and delivering effective and targeted multi-channel communications campaigns across the School of Biomedical Sciences. You will work collaboratively with Faculty and University wide Marketing and Communications teams, internal stakeholders and external partners.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring effective and timely delivery of School communications campaigns to meet key project objectives and timelines
  • Creating, developing and reviewing content across print, online, media releases, video and podcasts
  • Collaborating with internal media teams to develop media opportunities and assisting with the collation of Biomedical Science ‘stories' in a journalistic manner
  • Creating, developing and publishing content for School's website and social media
  • You will be actively engaged in the School culture including professional development activities and attending internal/external campus conferences and seminars and events.

    About You

    You will have exceptional attention to detail spanning printed and digital communications materials and channels. You will demonstrate the ability to work constructively as part of a team or independently. You will be an experienced communications specialist, with a journalistic background and possess highly effective written communication skills.

    You will also have:

  • A tertiary qualification in journalism, marketing, communications, Biomedicine, business/law or a related discipline
  • Sound knowledge of, and experience with, journalistic writing style for Researchers/subject matter experts and Science/General public publications/channels
  • Solid knowledge of digital marketing, and expertise in applying analytics and producing concise management reporting
  • To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

    Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

    About the University The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

    Benefits of Working with Us In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families
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    Be Yourself We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

    Join Us!

    If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

    ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected]

    Applications close: 12 Feb 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Advertised: 16 Jan 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 12 Feb 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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