Senior Communications Advisor - City of Stonnington - GovernmentCareer - Local

First listed on: 27 May 2021

 Senior 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.

Please view the below documents for this position:

Job Description

We’re looking for someone who can work with our digital team and graphic designers to deliver communications strategies that inform, engage and inspire our community. You’ll work on a range of initiatives, including everything from capital works programs, our Climate Change Emergency Action Plan and supporting our engagement team to promote opportunities for the Stonnington community to feed into our plans, projects and policies.

As someone with a proven track record of turning organisational priorities into clear and consistent communications outcomes, you will feed into our established channels and help us identify new communications opportunities for the future.

Working with our Communications Coordinator, this is a chance to take the next step in your communications career by helping tell the stories of an exciting inner Melbourne Council where there’s a lot happening.

Desired Skills and Experience

To succeed in this position you will need:

  • Demonstrated experience in managing communications projects with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent project management skills in relation to communications and/or engagement projects.
  • Excellent writing skills as well as interpersonal/verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience of ability to identify and act on opportunities to enhance communications.
  • A way with people that engages our staff to work with the communications team on programs and service delivery. 
  • Ability to develop, lead, deliver and evaluate multi-pronged communications strategies in partnership with graphic designers, videographers and digital teams.
  • A tertiary qualification in communications (or related discipline) and relevant experience in the 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.