First listed on: 01 November 2020

Director Communication and Engagement 


Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.

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Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Health Mgr Lvl 5
Remuneration: 150131 - 168333
Hours Per Week: 40
Requisition ID: REQ196459
Location: Westmead and Randwick

What you'll be doing

The Director Communication and Engagement provides leadership and management of the Communication and Engagement Team to implement communication, media and engagement strategies; maximise positive communication opportunities; and promote the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN), its facilities and associated institutions.
The Director Communication and Engagement works collaboratively to strengthen and develop partnerships with our stakeholders, including our staff, the community and media regarding health services and issues.
  1. Tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent experience in public relations, communications and/or journalism.

  2. Strong engagement, media and communication background with proven ability to lead a team of multi-skilled communication specialists demonstrating leadership and management capability and experience ensuring team cohesion, development and mentoring.

  3. Highly developed oral and written communication skills, consultation, negotiation, facilitation, presentation, consensus building and stakeholder management skills.

  4. Proven experience in editing and publications management, preferably gained in health or similar work environment.

  5. Experience in developing and launching media campaigns, managing and marketing of events and VIP visits through a variety of media, community and government organisations.

  6. Demonstrated understanding of major issues in the health service and health service delivery.

  7. Proved experience in developing, implementing and managing communication strategies and managing contentious issues communications.

SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.           

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.

Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

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Applications Close: 26/11/2020

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