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Title:  Senior Communications & Stakeholder Engagement Advisor

Job Number:  7541
Location: 

Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000

Senior Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Advisor

North Western Program Alliance consists of four partners, working as ‘one team’ located in the Alliance’s head and project offices. NWPA has a proven track record with the completion of four level crossing removal projects, a Premium station rebuild and 3 projects currently in delivery.

 

We are currently looking for a well-rounded Senior Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Advisor to join our team on one of our projects based in metropolitan Melbourne. This is an exciting opportunity to take on a challenging role where you will be taking the lead in the development and implementation of the communications and stakeholder engagement program.  

 

Responsibilities of the role include;

  • Developing and implementing relevant sub-plans, processes, and procedures, ensuring they are updated as required.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Advisors
  • Plan and manage contact with external stakeholders, the community, and local traders.
  • Develop strong working relationships with the project construction team to ensure activities are undertaken strategically, minimising impact and disruption to stakeholders and the community.
  • Continually monitor external and internal relationships to communicate risks and opportunities to Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Manager
  • Arrange site visits and ensure all visitors to the project have appropriate PPE and undergo relevant site inductions.
  • Write a range of communication materials, including notifications, newsletters, advertising, social media posts and formal correspondence as well as co-ordinate residential doorknocks. 
  • Ongoing delivery of the project communications and stakeholder engagement to support project delivery.
  • Manage responses to all project related communications matters via phone, email, website, and social media.
  • Develop a range of project specific forums for stakeholders and the community including community forums, pop up information sessions etc.
  • Communicate community and stakeholder awareness and risk minimisation programs across the Project through inductions and toolbox presentations.
  • Maintain registers and ensure community and stakeholder activities are recorded appropriately.
  • Lead in the identification, development and management of promotional opportunities for the project.

 

To be considered for this role, it is essential that you demonstrate the following;

  • Tertiary Degree (Bachelor level) or certificate or relevant experience (disciplines relevant to function area, e.g. public relations, journalism, stakeholder management, marketing).
  • 5-7 years’ experience providing strategic communications advice and services in Infrastructure Projects.
  • Experience in leading projects or specialist function activities.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to communicate with all levels.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

 

We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities.