First listed on: 27 May 2021

 Coordinator Communications


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 with the Manager and a newly realigned communications structure, your track record of leading high performers will drive our external communications and media relations to a new level. We’re looking for someone who can work directly with our Mayor, Councillors, executive and teams across Council to oversee communications strategies that help our message get out there.

With a flagship quarterly publication and growing digital channels, you’ll be working to build on the platform already in place and identify and deliver on communications opportunities in the future. Including improving our media relations, responding to reactive enquiries and making sure we’re securing proactive opportunities.

Desired Skills and Experience

To succeed in this position you will need:

  • Proven experience and track record in leading a communications function that delivers successful strategies, campaigns and initiatives.
  • Strong leadership skills with effective methods for coaching and developing others and fostering a cohesive team environment.
  • The ability to communicate complex issues to the community in a clear manner.
  • A track record of effectively managing media relations in a challenging environment, as well as issues and crisis management experience.
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline (Business, Communications, Marketing, Journalism, etc). Professional communications / change or engagement certification and strong knowledge of local government operations are highly desirable

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


For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Sean Ross 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.

Recent Jobs