Manager Communications & Engagement – Bayside City Council

Job Title: Manager Communications & Engagement – Bayside City Council
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2018-11-09
Reference: JO-1811-91998-2
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 09, 2018 16:10

Job Description

  • Lead strategic communications and advocacy
  • Drive community engagement
  • Develop a high performance culture
Bayside City Council is a unique municipality renowned for its natural environment, ‘village feel’ and low density living located south of Melbourne’s CBD.  Home to over 100,000 residents with a projection to 113,000 people by 2026, Bayside City Council’s vision is to work with the community to make Bayside a better place, by improving livability.  A values driven organisation, Bayside City Council offers an environment where respect, and working together to finding better ways is at the of centre of all work.
Working with the senior leadership team and reporting to the Director Community and Customer Experience, this newly created role will develop the strategic direction and implementation of the communication and advocacy strategy.  Working proactively and collaboratively across the organisation, you will ensure our community engagement practice is fully embedded to drive better community outcomes.  Building on your sound relationship skills, advocacy and political astuteness, you will quickly build a diverse and broad network of stakeholders.  As a proven people leader, you will empower the team to be results focused and build a positive workplace culture.
Leading a team of subject matter experts, you will be well known for your ability to create a high performing and empowered team and one that is focused on outcomes.  Your ability to be strategic combined with a pragmatic approach to delivery and implementation will ensure delivery of an ambitious set of deliverables.  As a natural collaborator and having a high level of comfort and confidence to engage a wide and diverse network of people, you are able to build trusted and transparent relationships with stakeholders and the community.  Working with the senior leadership team, you are quick to establish a trusted adviser relationship and are able to influence and apply sound judgement.  Tertiary qualifications in communications, community engagement, business management or a related field will be highly valued.
To apply for this role, please visit and search for the job. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Sharon Ardley on (03) 9929 9536 or Jarrod McLauchlan on (03) 9929 9515.