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Social Services Vacancy N.N. 10719721
National Disability Insurance Agency Closing date: Monday, 12 February 2018
Job Title: General Manager - Communication and Media
Division: Communication and Media
Job Type: Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Location: Geelong - VIC; Melbourne - VIC; Canberra - ACT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 2
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999

Job Description


As part of the NDIA’s senior leadership team, the GM Communication & Media is accountable for leading the provision of NDIA’s internal communications to support the Agency to develop, protect and promote the NDIA brand. As a brand custodian, you will ensure consistency of internal and external communications across the Agency, through templates and key messages, and approve communications with Agency-wide relevance.

You will expertly drive NDIA media engagement, including engagement with community and government partners. The GM Communication & Media is expected to act as a NDIA spokesperson lead.

You will lead, refine and implement an NDIA media and internal and external communications strategy, including the development of communications frameworks, key messages, media engagement policies, social, online and paid media. This role will have overall coordination of the Agency’s approach to, and use of, social and digital media.

Finally, the incumbent will support the eight strategic programs of work being delivered by the Agency over the next financial year. This role will be required to be a champion of innovative and accessible communication for people with disability and people from diverse backgrounds.



This position requires the successful candidate to have (or the ability to obtain) a Baseline security clearance.


The NDIA welcomes and encourages applications from people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

The successful candidate will be offered either ongoing or non-ongoing employment under the Public Service Act 1999, or appointed on a contractual basis, at the discretion of the CEO.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see:

About National Disability Insurance Agency 

The purpose of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) which will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability. The NDIA will also provide great benefit to the families and carers of Australians living with disability.

The NDIS is designed to enhance the quality of life and increase economic and social participation for people with disability and will mean peace of mind for every Australian who has, or might acquire, a disability.

We are committed to becoming a model employer for people with disability who are specifically encouraged to apply

To Apply

Selection Documentation: David Spencer, 03 8626 0600,
Position Contact: David Spencer, 03 8626 0600
Apply Address: Please email and quote reference J15464.
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 PS05-Fri - 26 Jan 2018 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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