Communications Adviser

Location: Western Suburbs Melbourne, Victoria
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
Contact: Katie Newman

About the Organisation

Our client is one of Melbourne's major health services located in the Western suburbs. With the health and care of their local communities at heart, they are dedicated to providing the best possible outcomes for patients by providing them with premium services. With multiple sites and a large number of capital projects currently underway, it is a new era and an exciting time to join the team.

About the role

This Communications Advisor role reports directly through to the Director of Public Affairs & Stakeholder Relations. The role is a part-time role, 4 days per week (0.8), and based in the Western suburbs across two different sites. The role will involve the development and implementation of communications strategies. You are flexible and adaptable, and enjoy being hands-on and working collaboratively with your team. The Communications Advisor will design and deliver on tailored, creative communications plans and develop best-practice initiatives for primarily internal and some external audiences, across traditional and digital platforms. You will have ownership of wide-ranging activities, including major projects, program launches, and content / collateral creation. This is an exciting role with a healthy mix of both strategy and execution. You will engage and consult with multiple teams, manage third party service providers and create efficiencies and improvement in communications delivery.

About you

The ideal candidate will have

  • Experience leading and developing communications strategies particularly in a complex organisational structure
  • An ability to coordinate and manage the research, development and implementation of communication plans, issues management and campaign strategies
  • Experience advising teams on best practice communications approaches including issues management and stakeholder engagement
  • Experience in digital communication channels and bring a creative approach to the many difficult issues facing a major health service
  • Contributing to active use of social media to support Western Health priorities
  • Examples of the development, drafting and editing of high-quality written material including newsletters, feature stories, talking points, opinion columns and other communications materials
  • Proven ability to translate complex ideas into easy to understand and engaging language.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to influence and engage stakeholders and strong presentation skills
  • An ability to prioritise in an extremely busy and high-performance working environment
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline such as communications, public relations or journalism


This extremely rewarding role will ensure that no two days are the same! You will have exposure to wide-reaching projects and programs - all of which you know will be making a positive impact on the health and lives of others. If you have an empathetic nature, with an internal strength to make tough decisions and be the communications expert in a room full of high-profile professionals, this will make for a very exciting career move.

How to Apply

Click the button to submit your application or call Katie Newman on 03 8613 3599 for further detail.