Manager Strategic Communications - Hume City Council

Job Title: Manager Strategic Communications - Hume City Council
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-2006-100689_1592462449
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 18, 2020 16:40

Job Description

  • Join one of Australia's fastest-growing and culturally-diverse communities
  • Drive contemporary, digital, customer first communication strategies
  • Provide strategic communications advice to Councillors, CEO, Executive

If you are an innovative strategic communications leader with expertise utilising digital technology and driving teams to deliver exceptional outcomes, this is a fantastic opportunity for you to consider.

Hume City Council is one Australia's fastest growing and culturally -diverse communities. You will be joining a Council that is genuinely committed to making the lives of their community better through innovation, leadership, the delivery of quality services and a highly skilled workforce that is focused on achieving the very best for the Hume community.

Located on the urban-rural fringe, 20 kilometres north-west of the centre of Melbourne, Hume City is home to more than 200,000 residents. Hume City covers an area of more than 504 square kilometres, including metropolitan and semi-rural communities, farmland, residential and industrial areas which make it unique and vibrant.

Find out more about the Hume City Council here:

Reporting to the Director Communications, Engagement and Advocacy, this is a fantastic opportunity for a creative, strategic communications specialist to drive contemporary, innovative, digital, customer first communication strategies and initiatives within their team and across Council. You will quickly establish yourself as a trusted advisor, providing sound and timely strategic advice to Council, the CEO, your Director and the broader Executive Management Team. Concurrently, you will lead the provision of a centralised service support model that ensures your team provides communications expertise to all Departments across Council.

To be considered for this enviable opportunity, you will be a proven strategic communications leader with demonstrated experience driving contemporary digital communication strategies in a large complex customer / community focused organisation. You are politically astute, demonstrate high levels of emotional intelligence and are resilient to changing circumstances and priorities. You are highly regarded for your exceptional stakeholder engagement skills and trusted for your advice. Furthermore, you demonstrate empowering staff leadership and the ability to drive high performance in your teams.

If you are seeking a leadership role within an organisation that offers a friendly and supportive working environment that encourages all employees to achieve work-life balance, apply today!

For further information or a confidential conversation, please contact Melanie Pecanek on 0408 898 734 or to receive a copy of the PD, please contact or to apply, please click the "Apply Now" button and upload your resume. (Note a covering letter is not required).