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Attorney-General Vacancy N.N. 10743419
Administrative Appeals Tribunal Closing date: Sunday, 24 February 2019
Job Title: Assistant Director, Communications
Division: Principal Registry
Branch: Strategy and Policy
Section: Strategy, Communications and Governance
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $99,718 - $117,370
Location: Sydney - NSW; Melbourne - VIC
Classification: Executive Level 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 7000546

Job Description


The Assistant Director, Communications leads a small team responsible for the AAT’s internal communications through a variety of channels.

The Assistant Director provides strategic communications advice to the Tribunal’s senior leadership group and is responsible for leading and facilitating key communications projects.

The successful applicant will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a proven ability to manage work with competing priorities and tight deadlines, and an aptitude for collaboration and negotiation with a broad range of stakeholders. Tertiary qualifications or relevant professional experience are highly desirable.

The successful applicant may be based in Melbourne or Sydney. AAT employees enjoy generous superannuation and a supportive, diverse work culture.

More information about this position, the scope of the role, duties and selection criteria, is contained within the position description for this role, available from the Working at the AAT page of our website,



The AAT generally requires Australian citizenship as a condition of engagement. All employees who are engaged are required to undertake an Australian Federal Police Check. Employees who are engaged on an ongoing basis are required to undertake a health assessment.

Please note that applicants who do not provide a statement addressing the selection criteria will not progress to shortlisting. Responses to selection criteria should be clear, concise and relevant with a maximum of 400 words per criteria question.



An order of merit established through this selection process may be used to fill this or future vacancies on an ongoing basis.

About Administrative Appeals Tribunal 

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has offices located in all states of Australia and the Australian Capital Territory and provides independent review of a wide range of administrative decisions made by the Australian Government, some non-government bodies and the Norfolk Island Government.

On 1 July 2015 the Migration Review Tribunal, Refugee Review Tribunal and Social Security Appeals Tribunal were merged with the AAT. The amalgamated AAT comprises a number of Divisions: Social Services and Child Support, Migration and Refugee, and General and Other.

The AAT is an equal opportunity employer which upholds the APS employment principles and actively encourages a diverse and inclusive workplace.

To Apply

Position Contact: Alison Nesbitt, (02) 9276 5118
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 PS07-Fri - 08 Feb 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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