Head of Strategic Marketing and Communications

Job Title: Head of Strategic Marketing and Communications
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Salary: To be discussed.
Start Date: 2019-11-07
Reference: JO-1910-98270
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 08, 2019 09:23

Job Description

  • Engage, empower and inspire a team to achieve excellence
  • Critical leadership and advisory role
  • Join a new CEO with a community outcomes focus
If you are an ambitious marketing and communications leader with experience leading teams to deliver exceptional outcomes and are looking to expand your career, we have a fantastic opportunity with Whitehorse City Council for you to consider.
Leading a capable team, you will engage, empower and inspire your workforce to deliver exceptional customer service and to work collaboratively to achieve outcomes both for the organisation and the community.  Bringing a growth focused leadership approach, you will build the agility, flexibility and capability of your team that expands their contribution, utilisation and job satisfaction.
In this role you will have the opportunity to report directly to the CEO and will work closely with Councillors, the Senior Leadership Team, Managers and staff as a key trusted advisor that is able to provide sound advice and support in relation to marketing and communications.
With an integrated marketing and communications approach being developed across all communications planning, you will be focused on driving implementation to ensure a strategic marketing approach is taken to enhance the organisation’s reputation and improve how the community relates to Whitehorse City Council.
To be successful in this role you will have outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly forge strong working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders. You will possess a strong understanding of contemporary marketing and communications practices and some knowledge in the customer experience (CX) space would be advantageous.
You have an outcomes focus, a high level of personal resilience and well developed political astuteness.  Local government experience isn’t a must have but would be advantageous to hitting the ground running.
If you are looking to join an organisation with a positive workplace culture, an ambitious CEO that has recently joined and a team that is excited to grow, develop and achieve the next level of performance, apply for this role today!
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To apply for this role, please go to and search for the job. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Cameron Norton on (03) 9929 9522 or Melanie Pecanek on (03) 9929 9587.