The Department of Social Services is seeking an outstanding senior executive to fill the role of Branch Manager Communication Services.
The Communication Services Branch is responsible for delivering high quality strategic and operational communication activities for the department and Ministers. As Branch Manager Communication Services, you will play a key role in supporting the department in achieving its mission to improve the well being of individuals and families in Australian communities.
You will be the principal and authoritative source of advice for the department and its executive in relation to communication and media outcomes, including media, issues management strategies and campaigns, strategic internal activities and executive communication, media advice and support, marketing research, editorial and production services. You will take a strategic approach on communication activities and media monitoring across the portfolio.
You will be a key member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) leadership team within the department and contribute to strategic and organisational priorities. You will lead and set the direction for the branch.
To be a strong applicant for this challenging and important role, you will excel in working in complex and challenging environments, have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be an outstanding leader with a substantial record of achievement in the area of communications or a related area. You will be forward thinking, strategic in your approach and have a strong customer service focus. You will be resilient, have excellent judgement and be politically astute.