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ACT Health Government Communications Unit, Media and Strategic Communications, Senior Officer Grade C. Canberra Health Services Government Communications Unit Media and Strategic Communications Senior Media Officer Senior Officer Grade C Salary Range: $100,462 - $108,140 (PN: 41974) About us: Canberra Heath Services (CHS) is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work. CHS provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region. CHS is committed to the delivery of person and family centred, safe and high quality care in a sustainable health system. This will be achieved with key strategic priorities for CHS which includes ensuring the delivery of Canberra Health Services Quality Strategy and government priorities, and aligning them with ACT Healths Territory Wide Services Framework. The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care. Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of ACT Health include Early Childhood, Youth and Womens Health; Dental Services, Rehabilitation and Community Care; Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services. In addition, Justice Health services are provided within the Territorys detention facilities. CHS is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University. Overview of the Work Area and Position: CHS is focussed on the delivery of high quality, safe, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and communitybased health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)a catchment of approximately 400, 000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley. CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to: The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services; University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services; three walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury; six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages; a range of community based health services including early childhood services, youth and womens health, dental health, mental health and alcohol and drug services. The Communications and Government Relations Unit leads and directs strategic communications, engagement and marketing activities that support CHS to achieve its goals. The unit manages and responds to a high volume of high profile media enquiries in relation to health issues affecting the community. The branchs ministerial and government services team also provides operational support to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, the Minister for Mental Health and the ACT Government. The unit also develops, implements and evaluates internal and external communication strategies, including behavioural change campaigns, social and digital strategies; manages the delivery of a range of communications channels. We brief suppliers, agencies and internal stakeholders to implement and monitor our communication; works closely with research agencies to design and manage research for communication strategies and activities; develops brand strategies, uphold the ACT Government brand guidelines, and advise on co-branding and logo requests; provides advice about and support community engagement plans; manages the CHS brand and develops strategies and guidelines to maintain and enhance its reputation. Working under limited direction, the Senior Media Officer reports to the Media Manager. The successful applicant will be highly motivated, strategic, have great judgement and a good sense of what makes good news. They will also have a sound understanding of delivering within a Government media environment, as this position plays an integral part in responding to media in the busy media hub. This can involve research and internal and external liaison. Another key function of the Senior Media Officer is the development of engaging copy for different audiences and use across multiple communication platforms, including social media. Eligibility/Other Requirements: Desirable: Tertiary qualifications in Journalism or a relevant field are highly desirable; a minimum of two years relevant work experience in the government, corporate or not-for-profit sectors would be highly regarded. Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment Police check. Note: This is a temporary position available for a period of 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only. Applications Close: 06 January 2019  
02/01/2019 $0 ACT Australia Full Time Information & Communication Technology
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