Current Opportunities

Communications Advisor

Job no: V11043
Work type: Fixed Term Full Time
Location: Brisbane, Hobart, Melbourne
Categories: Management, Administration, Human resources, Marketing

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) works in partnership with 15 National Boards to implement the national regulatory scheme for health professionals. The purpose of health practitioner regulation is to protect the public by ensuring that only health practitioners who have the skills, qualifications and knowledge to provide safe care are registered.

The Communications Team is seeking a skilled all round communications professional to work on a broad range of communications activities, including providing communications support for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia. This includes providing recommendations and advice, developing communications plans, approaches to communication and engagement, implementing activities via a range of channels, as well as analysing, reporting on and evaluating activities. Sitting in the closely- knit communications team, this role also includes sharing work with other members of the team, such as producing newsletters, managing webinars and surveys, media monitoring, writing media releases and tribunal summaries, social media monitoring etc.

This role will also work closely with the Program Manager and Project Officer of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy (Identified), National Executive, the Strategy Group, AHPRA National Reconciliation Action Plan Group, Executive Officers of National Boards and other stakeholders to drive the delivery of this important work, which is a priority project for AHPRA.

This is a Full Time Fixed Term position for 12 months based in our Brisbane, Melbourne or Hobart office. Please note that due to the urgency of this position applications will be processed prior to the closing date.

This position is classified as an “Identified position” aimed at increasing employment opportunities for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The position requires an in-depth knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an ability to communicate with Indigenous communities. Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

In this role you will:

  • Lead projects and ad hoc work to deliver great communication services
  • Develop and implement tailored communication and engagement strategies
  • Provide advice on communication plans, webinar programs, surveys and customer engagement strategies
  • Identify and understand mechanisms for engagement with key Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health stakeholders.
  • Prepare a range of communication materials
  • Work with internal and external suppliers and customers to deliver materials

As the ideal candidate, you will demonstrate the following:

  • Five years’ or more experience in communications in a high pressure and complex organisation
  • A proven track record in providing outstanding customer service and working well in a team
  • Exceptional interpersonal and strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to comfortably manage multiple projects, competing timelines and uncertainty
  • Tertiary qualification in Communications, PR, or a related discipline

What we offer:

  • A friendly and supportive working culture with an active social club
  • Great work/life balance
  • Generous provisions for personal leave, annual leave loading, and the ability to purchase additional annual leave
  • Sophisticated open plan workspaces in a 5-star rated building
  • Attractive base salary of $87,136 plus superannuation

Download File PD_Communications Advisor_identifiedposition - DRAFT.pdf

To apply:

  • Click ‘Apply for this job’ to submit your application and view the position description
  • Your application must include a resume and a max 2-page cover letter outlining your skills and experience relevant to the key requirements in the position description.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process
  • For any queries or a confidential discussion regarding this position, please email
  • Closing Date: 11.30pm on Sunday 7th June 2020

Offer of employment is subject to successful background (pre-employment screening) and Criminal History checks.

AHPRA is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.  If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

With respect, no agencies please.

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Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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