Project Communications Advisor

Adelaide, Australia
03 Mar 2021
End of advertisement period
24 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary
Fixed-term, full-time available until 1 January 2022

Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 7

Salary Range:
$86,821 - 96,107 pa

Reporting to:
Senior Project Communications Advisor

Office of Communication, Marketing and Engagement

Under general to broad direction, the Project Communications Advisor will create and deliver communications to promote the University’s campus development, capital and strategic projects. Supporting the development and delivery of internal and external project communication and engagement strategies and frameworks, the position will also implement marketing activities across campus development, capital and strategic projects and other Property, Facilities and Development (PFD) initiatives.

The Project Communication Advisor will develop, edit and distribute high quality communications and creative, fit-for-purpose content across a broad range of communication channels.

The role will be embedded in Property, Facilities and Development, reporting to the Senior Project Communications Advisor.

A National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will be required by Flinders University before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Project Communications Advisor is accountable for:

  • Supporting the development and delivery of project communication strategies, frameworks and tactical plans, in line with PFD’s identified business goals and objectives.
  • Supporting capital project delivery through the scoping, planning, and execution of stakeholder engagement related activities. Using Consultation Manager and other tools, the Project Communications Advisor will monitor stakeholder engagement activities in accordance with established plans.
  • Collaborating with the PFD team and subject matter experts to deliver professional, consistent and timely communications, engagement and marketing support for campus infrastructure, strategic and capital project initiatives and other PFD-led projects.
  • Under broad to general direction from the Senior Project Communications Adviser, assist in the development and delivery of proactive, high quality, fit-for-purpose, end to end communication, engagement and marketing activities to support PFD-led projects and initiatives.
  • Writing, editing, and distributing a variety of high-quality communications via various channels, including but not limited to digital (website, newsletters, emails, EDMs and social media), print (brochures, signage, collateral), presentations, proposals, briefings, correspondence, and reports to a high standard and within specific timeframes.
  • Establishing effective working relationships with staff, students and other stakeholders across the University community and external to Flinders to provide effective communications support to PFD.
  • Ensuring creative content and production quality of communication materials are consistent with the University’s values, policies, brand, strategic objectives and identity.
  • Monitoring, reviewing and reporting on the impact and effectiveness of communication activities including stakeholder responses.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Tertiary qualifications in a communications, public relations or similar field and /or extensive experience or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education and/or training.
  • Experience in property building, development, infrastructure or utility communications would be highly advantageous.
  • Demonstrated high level of writing skills across a range of communications collateral.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and oral communication skills with demonstrated capacity to collaborate, cooperate and communicate effectively with people at all levels
  • Demonstrated capacity to plan, develop and deliver communication projects with a range of internal or external stakeholders.
  • A motivated self-starter with an ability to work under a general to broad level of supervision – possessing significant problem-solving skills and having the ability to make sound judgements.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills - being a positive contributor to the overall effort of the team; being willing to help out and share responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to prioritise work.
  • Strong technology skills, including excellent skills using Microsoft Outlook and Office packages such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Adobe.
  • Preferred: relevant work experience in a similar role. An understanding of the Higher Education sector would be an asset.

For application enquiries please contact: Ms Karen Ashford

Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59 pm:

24 Mar 2021