Manager Media and Communications, District Executive Offices - Warrawong

Communications Marketing and Media
REQ159254 Requisition #
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time until 25 October 2020
Location: Warrawong
Position Classification: Health Manager Level 3
Remuneration: $113,735 - $129,658 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ159254
Applications Close: 5 April 2020

What you'll be doing
The Manager Media & Corporate Communications will oversee the community engagement, media liaison and communications operations of the ISLHD and its facilities. The focus of the role should be to build solid community relationships to help consumers actively participate in the improvement of the patient experience. The role should also build public confidence in the NSW Ministry of Health system through strategic planning and tactical management of media liaison operations and by providing high-level advice on effective management of the District’s response to emerging issues.

The Manager is also responsible for implementing systems to support partnering with patients, carers and consumers to improve quality of care. The role also involves maximising positive communications opportunities through the development and implementation of successful public relations strategies involving media programs, issues management, internal and external communications programs, publications and event management. The Manager, Media & Corporate Communications is responsible for effective community and consumer relations, media and communications policies and procedures.

Temporary full time maternity relief position until 25 October 2020 with the possibility of an extension at same/reduced hours.

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.     


An eligibility list will be created for future temporary and permanent full-time and part-time positions.

Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.


Your claim against the selection criteria is the most important part of your application as it will help determine whether or not you have met the standard of response required by the panel to be eligible for an interview. You should read the Position Description and then address the selection criteria for the role, giving examples where required. Applicants are encouraged to review the following information on Applying for a position within NSW Health at:


Selection Criteria

  1. Tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in media, journalism or a related field and demonstrated high-level experience in public relations, communications and/or journalism with a demonstrated understanding of NSW health issues.
  2. Excellent leadership, and highly developed management skills.
  3. Demonstrated high-level experience in issues management, and demonstrated highly developed and effective negotiation and delegation skills.
  4. Proven capacity to co-ordinate and motivate staff.
  5. High-level interpersonal and written communication skills including demonstrated excellent media writing skills.
  6. Proven capacity to manage multi-disciplinary groups.
  7. Proven experience in management of department workloads, and providing timely delivery of services.
  8. Demonstrated speech writing skills and experience in government and ministerial correspondence.

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