First listed on: 27 May 2021

Strategic Communications Advisor


City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington. If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Council’s Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

We are building a safe and inclusive culture where our people are empowered to deliver their best work.  Embracing innovation and change, we continually deliver richer and higher quality services to a vibrant, diverse and iconic municipality. We are passionate and energetic, working as one team to build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. Progress is important to us, and we and make it a priority to invest in our people’s wellbeing, growth and development.

Job Description

Working across our organisation, you’ll be delivering communications strategies that partner with our work areas to keep people updated about things like community service programs, upcoming capital works and projects and opportunities for people to connect with our community clubs, open space and sports and recreation facilities.

With support from our Manager Communications and Engagement and Coordinator Communications, and linking in with our graphic designers and digital team, you'll build your skills and experience by helping us to tell stories and inform people across our online and offline communications channels.

Desired Skills and Experience

To succeed in this position you will need:

  • A strong mindset and experience in converting organisational strategies and priorities into clear messaging and communications outcomes
  • Experience in working in a high pressure communications team environment
  • A way with people that engages our staff to work with the communications team on programs and service delivery
  • Ability to work with designers, photographers and videographers to create multi-pronged communication strategies
  • Excellent writing skills as well as interpersonal / verbal communication skills for training and support
  • Enthusiasm and creativity that positively contributes to the communications team culture
  • A tertiary qualification in communications (or related discipline) or relevant experience in a communications environment

Work for Stonnington today. Work that matters. People who make a difference.  


For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Sean Ross, Manager Communications and Engagement on 8290 1186.

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333. 

Submitting your application 

We are no longer using Position Descriptions or Key Selection Criteria. Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you can ‘deliver’ the aspects of the role and that you have what is needed to ‘thrive’. These are the top two sections in the Success Profile. You do not need to have a heading of each point or address each point individually. Recommended no more than 2 pages for your cover letter.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

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