casual ao4 communication officer in Sunshine Coast

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sunshine coast, queensland
marketing & communications
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ellen wallace, randstad
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job description


Randstad are key partners partnering with Local, State and Federal agencies to support their recruitment. We match the best talent with the most exclusive opportunities in the market - we understand how to get the perfect fit everytime! Our Public Sector Team specialises in the recruitment of administration, accounting & finance, policy and communication positions. As part of an ongoing talent pool, I am looking to speak with experienced communications officers (internal & external) seeking a new challenge

Your new role

In the role of Communications Officer you will actively participate as a member of the Communications Team to
advise on, develop, implement and provide strategic communication services for community engagement, media
relations, issues management, public affairs, internal communications and stakeholder relationship management
to ensure effective relationship outcomes for the Region.
Accountabilities include:
• Assist the Communications Team Leader in providing communication advice and support to region staff on risk
assessment, issues management, community consultation and communication strategies using appropriate
communication tools.
• Coordinate and write media statements, responses to media inquiries, speech notes, and other communication
material for the Minister’s office and senior management.
• Assist with and undertake community engagement and stakeholder consultation activities during project
development and delivery.
• Develop and implement communication strategies, activities and procedures which assist the region to achieve its
strategic objectives.
• Gather information and write articles for various publications, including staff magazines, newsletters and information
brochures, and prepare promotional materials.
• Coordinate and project manage the content of the region’s communication intranet and internet pages to ensure
relevance to projects and initiatives.
• Provide training, advice and support to region staff and consultants to enhance communication skills and improve
relationships with key stakeholders and the community in the delivery of projects and initiatives.

Desirable requirements:

• While qualifications are not mandatory, a degree in communications, public relations, journalism or marketing would be highly desirable.

• Experience in a strategic communication or community engagement role in an environment dealing with major
infrastructure projects, particularly in the transport or civil engineering sector, will also be highly regarded.

Key competencies required for this role:

Community Engagement

  • Uses understanding of community engagement practices to develop effective public consultation activities and maintain stakeholder relations.

Executive Correspondence

  • Uses understanding of executive correspondence techniques to develop accurate ministerials, briefing notes and executive letters in a timely manner

Public Relations

  • Demonstrates sound knowledge of public relations strategies to deliver effective corporate communication activities at a regional level.


  • Uses understanding of regional media to develop targeted media responses and establish and maintain positive relations between department and the media.

Teamwork and collaboration:

  • Demonstrates an awareness of teamwork principles and works in accord to these within a team environment.

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


Communications, Digital, Internal, External, Marcomms, Comms, Infrastructure


Previous experience in Communications is a must

educational requirements

Vocational/Professional Qualification