Communications Marketing and Media
REQ135057 Requisition #

Role Title: Senior Communications Officer
Role Classification: Clerk Grade 9/10
Remuneration: $110,745 - $122,038 pa plus superannuation and annual leave
Hours per Week: 35
Requisition ID:  REQ135057

Employment Type: Temporary full time (Up to 12 months)

Location: St Leonards

Closing Date: 11:59pm 22 November 2019

  • An opportunity to develop your marketing and communications skills!
  • Join a fast paced, dynamic team environment!

About this role

The NSW Ministry of Health’s Senior Communications Officers are responsible for planning, managing and evaluating fully integrated campaigns to improve the health and wellbeing of people across NSW.  If you thrive on learning something new every day, are passionate about impactful and effective communications and genuinely want to make a difference, we’d like to hear from you.

Government communications and campaign experience is a desirable but not essential, and secondment opportunities will be considered.

This 12 month maternity leave position could be your opportunity to further develop your broad marketing and communications experience. 

Where you'll be working
The NSW Ministry of Health is located next to St Leonard’s train station. We partner with communications and health experts across all our Local Health Districts and NSW Health agencies, as well as our broader NSW and Commonwealth Government communications colleagues.

What you'll be doing

Your daily work will be interesting and varied. Last year our team collaborated with our internal medical experts, as well as creative and media agencies, to help protect communities against Winter Flu, eliminate HIV, raise awareness of Q Fever risks and encourage parents and carers to immunize their children against vaccine-preventable diseases, and support other health priorities. In the course of a week you may be interviewing health experts for video and print, briefing a media agency and planning a communications strategy.

Need more information?

  1. Click here for the Role Description
  2. Find out more about applying for this position
  3. All applicants must attach a response to the two targeted questions (1-2 pages) and your CV (no more than 5 pages)
  4. A Recruitment Pool may be considered for future vacancies
  5.  Please note that you cannot apply for this role using iworkfornsw, please click here to access the advert through the Health Career Portal.

For role related queries or questions contact victoria.nikulin@moh.health.nsw.gov.au       

If you require any reasonable adjustments, please contact Hana Maalla at Hana.Maalla@health.nsw.gov.au


1) Discuss a Communications strategy you developed and implemented, outlining the reasons it succeeded.

2) Meeting tight deadlines is a major obstacle – What techniques do you use with internal and external stakeholders to ensure delivery of communications strategies or marketing campaigns on time and within budget?

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Ministry of Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be one of the following:

  • an Australian Citizen, or
  • a permanent resident of Australia, or
  • a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or
  • a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia

You can only be offered employment in this role for the duration that your current visa allows you to work in Australia, and you can only be offered ongoing employment if you have a permanent visa that allows you to work in Australia.

To learn more about working at the Ministry of Health, please visit our career portal.

Applications Close: 11:59pm 22 November 2019

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