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Human Services Vacancy N.N. 10716850
Department of Human Services Closing date: Sunday, 10 December 2017
Job Title: National Manager, Media Engagement
Division: Community Engagement
Branch: Media Engagement
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Canberra - ACT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Agency Website:

Job Description


The Department of Human Services (DHS) has an opportunity for an individual with exceptional leadership skills to join its senior management team in the Community Engagement Division. The National Manager, Media Engagement is responsible for providing complete media and issues management services to the department and the Minister.

As the National Manager, Media Engagement you will:

• Have experience in media management ensuring balanced coverage, and placement of key service delivery messages in earned and owned media.

• Possess relevant expertise in the provision of communication support to the Minister as required, including managing the Minister for Human Services website.

• Provide emergency/disaster assistance communication support.

• Manage the department’s social media presence.

The role requires an individual with a substantial record of achievement and reputation for innovation and delivery of results, who can contribute to the strategic leadership of the department.

Tertiary qualifications in a communications field will be highly regarded.

An order of merit may be established to fill other similar roles as they become available within the following 12 month period



To be eligible for employment with us, you need to be an Australian citizen.

You will need to pass our pre-employment screening process which includes a policy history check, and where relevant, a working with children and vulnerable people check.

An Australian Government security clearance, to the appropriate level for the position is required. This will be arranged for you, if successful.



Before applying, please obtain selection documentation by emailing Quoting reference number (Ref. No. 799). Do not apply online.

If further information is required after viewing the Information for Candidates, please contact Amanda O’Rourke on 0452 199 031 or +61 452 199 031.
Applications close 11.59pm EST on Sunday, 10 December 2017.

To Apply

Apply Address: Quoting reference number (Ref. No. 799)
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS48-Wed - 29 Nov 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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