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Senior Communications Officer (357345)


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Source: uWorkin


We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTIQ+) people.

The Department of Justice supports reasonable adjustment requests in any stage of the assessment process to remove barriers and facilitate full participation in all aspects of employment for applicants with disability. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in an interview or recruitment activity, please inform the contact person listed for this vacancy.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace and understand the importance of flexible working arrangements. Talk to us about how this could work for you.

Hours per fortnight

73.50 hours per fortnight - flexible options available. 


  • Develop and implement communication and stakeholder engagement strategies to support key organisational projects, and review the effectiveness of these in consultations with stakeholders.
  • Write and coordinate the approval of content for a range of internal and external documents and publications including media releases, newsletters, information sheets, brochures and major Departmental publications.
  • Write, edit and approve content for Departmental internet and intranet sites, ensuring information meets the needs of the Department’s target audiences and Departmental and Government policies, standards and guidelines.
  • Contribute to the delivery of high quality, comprehensive communications services to the Department and stakeholders, including the provision of specialist advice to senior management and other staff on communication and stakeholder engagement issues, key messages and specific communications tools and tasks.
  • Provide quality control of the agency’s external communications, including campaign and promotional material, print and online publications, websites and multimedia productions.
  • Prepare information for distribution to the media, both in response to specific queries received from media organisations as well as proactively identifying opportunities to promote various projects and the general work of the Department of Justice. 
  • Provide expert and timely advice to ensure the Department complies with both the Tasmanian Government Communications Policy and the Tasmanian Government Style Guide and Logo Policy.
  • Establish collaborative and effective relationships across the Department and with key external stakeholders.
  • Liaise with the Government Communications Office and relevant Ministers’ Offices to ensure a coordinated approach to issues and approval of communications materials.
  • Research, analyse and report on emerging trends and issues in communications and stakeholder engagement.
  • As required from time to time, perform other tasks relevant to the skills and experience of the position classification.

Desirable Requirements

  • A tertiary qualification or professional background in journalism, communications or marketing.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

 Statement of Duties (357345) Senior Communications Officer (March 2021).docx

 Statement of Duties (357345) Senior Communications Officer (March 2021).pdf

 Information for Applicants (DOJ) Short Form Application.docx

 Information for Applicants (DOJ) Short Form Application.pdf

 FAQs Short Form Application.docx

 FAQs Short Form Application.pdf

How to apply

To apply, please provide a Short Form Application which is a 1-2 page covering letter outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the Statement of Duties, and a copy of your current Resumé/CV.

Please note that we do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria.

Please apply online by clicking the blue 'Apply Now' button.

Refer to the 'Information for Applicants (DOJ)' document for further information. Please note, attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

If you are unable to submit your application online, please contact the Department of Justice Recruitment Team on (03) 6165 4946.

For more information

Jennifer Lee
Director Strategic Communications
0438 549 796