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Department of Planning & Environment NSW

Job Title: Manager, Public Affairs & Communications
Job Grade / Classification: Environmental Officer Class 13
Employment Type: Ongoing Full Time (1 position available)
Location: Sydney City

Environment Protection Authority overview
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is the States primary environmental regulator. We work to protect our community and the environment as a leader, partner and protector. Our vision is for New South Wales to have a healthy environment, healthy community and healthy business. We believe healthy ecosystems are the foundation for healthy communities, a healthy economy and for enhancing Iiveability.

We lead in protecting our air, waterways, land and the health of the community for the future.

We work with communities, government and business to reduce our impact on the environment.

We hold people and organisations to account through licensing, monitoring, regulation and enforcement.

About the Role
This is a rare opportunity for a seasoned media and public affairs professional to be part of the exciting EPA vision as it delivers on key government objectives, to protect the environment and the community.

The Manager, Public Affairs and Communications will lead a high-performing team and respected function within the organisation to develop and execute innovative communications strategies to support the EPAs goals.

Primary purpose of the role
Manage the day-to-day operations of the Public Affairs and Communications team to align with the strategic positioning of the EPA. Protect the agencys reputation through issues management, communication planning and the design and delivery of effective communications strategies. Work with the EPAs various business units, key ministerial staff, media and other NSW Government agencies to provide strategic advice on complex and sensitive issues requiring comment or input by the EPA.

Essential requirements
Tertiary qualifications in communications or a related field.
Strong understanding and experience in media management and other communication channels including social media, in a high-volume environment.
Expertise in contentious issues management, communication planning and stakeholder engagement
Demonstrated extensive experience in the development and implementation of communication and stakeholder strategies targeted at building a strong and distinctive brand and reputation.


Job Notes: A Recruitment Pool may be established for future ongoing and temporary roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from the EPA, OEH and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12-month period.

To Apply:
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Provide your personal information as prompted
Attach your resume that sets out your education, work history and other facts about yourself that relate to the role (maximum of 4 pages);
Attach a cover letter that is relevant to the role (maximum of 1 page).
Complete all the questions in the online application. Two of the questions will require you to provide specific examples from your experience (4000-character limit per question). These questions are shown below. Do not address these in your cover letter.

Q1. Provide an example of a complex project or situation where you have engaged and consulted with varied audiences for example, from Ministers offices to executives. Outline how you established trust, and managed any conflicting views to reach an outcome that aligned with the organisations aims.

Q2. Outline a time where you have managed the communications for an issue or crisis. Briefly describe the situation and outline your strategy, communication approach and the outcome.

The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behaviour indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility:
At the EPA, we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce contributes to the success of our business and are committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects the communities of NSW.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Applications Close:Thursday 20 December 2018at 11.59 pm

Please note that shortlisting and the assessment process will be finalised early in the new year.

Please note our Sydney office will be moving to Parramatta in late 2019.

Thank you for your interest in this position. We look forward to receiving your application.

02/01/2019 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney Australia 1 Government & Defence
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