Senior Communications Advisor

Swinburne University of Technology
January 29, 2023
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  • Central Swinburne media and communications
  • Full time, ongoing position at our Hawthorn campus?
  • HEW 7 plus 17% super
  • About the Role Come join a highly collaborative and supportive team as our new Senior Communications Adviser. We are seeking a dynamic individual to be an editorial lead in creating engaging and purposeful content and communications for the university's staff, students and external audiences.

    Reporting to the Deputy Director, External Communications, you will contribute to the achievement of the university's goals through the planning, development and execution of content for the university's key communications channels.

    Working collaboratively with colleagues across the university, including with the university's academic and professional portfolios, the Senior Communications Adviser maintains effective professional relationships with internal stakeholders, working to achieve our communications objectives.

    If you value best practice strategic communications and love telling a good story then we'd love to hear from you!

    About You To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:

  • Demonstrated excellence in communications strategy and planning.
  • Excellent content production and editorial skills combined with an ability to work under time pressure to produce high quality communications materials.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to identify and analyse emerging opportunities with respect to their communication needs.
  • Qualifications Completion of a tertiary qualification with substantial relevant experience in communications, PR, journalism and media, social media or a related field.

    About Swinburne University of Technology Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice
  • The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

    To Apply Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing why you believe you are suitable for this position.

    For further information about this role and to review the position description; please click 'apply' or click onto it at the bottom of the advert.

    Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

    For further information about this position, please contact Mike Lagastes, Deputy Director, Communications, [email protected]

    If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on [email protected]

    Applications Close: 11pm, Sunday 29th January 2023

    Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

    Diversity and Inclusion Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our equity and diversity website

    We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

    We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Diversity & Inclusion at [email protected]

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    For any support please contact our Aboriginal Employment Coordinator at [email protected] or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

    We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.


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