Senior Communications Advisor

Boroondara, Australia
30 May 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community
  • HEW 7, $85,461 - $92,156 plus 17% super
  • Full-time, ongoing, Hawthorn location

About Swinburne

Swinburne is a world-class university creating social and economic impact through science technology and innovation.

With more than 54,000 students, we have three Melbourne-based campuses; Hawthorn, Wantirna and Croydon, and we are one of Australia’s leading online education providers. Internationally, we have a campus in Sarawak, Malaysia, which connects us to one of the most rapidly growing regions of the world.

Ranked in the top three per cent of universities globally, Swinburne is dedicated to producing outstanding research that is relevant, has impact and is internationally recognised. Our research expertise spans astronomy, engineering, computer science neuroscience, design and innovation.

We keep the bigger picture in mind. Swinburne is a place where your work can impact the national economy and wellbeing of our society. We promote diversity, support career development, provide flexibility and offer competitive salary packages. Apply for a job at Swinburne and join an organisation with people passionate about their work and the education sector.

About the job

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Communications and Media, this is an editorial position responsible for creating and managing creative, engaging multimedia content and communications for staff, students and external audiences.

In this role, you will be part of a dynamic and dedicated communications team responsible for developing and implementing strategic communications and media plans that build and protect Swinburne’s reputation as one of Australia’s leading universities.

You will bring your special talents – be it in staff engagement, media and social media or marketing to the day-to-day management of primary content and communications channels for the university. 

Your ability to build strong collaborative relationships with colleagues from professional and academic colleagues will see you contribute to achieving our shared vision for Swinburne as a world-class university brining social and economic impact in science, technology and innovation.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Completion of a tertiary degree with substantial relevant experience in internal communications, PR, media or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in communications strategy and planning.
  • Excellent content production and editing skills combined with an ability to work under time pressure to produce high quality communications materials.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description.


To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

Further information, contacts and support

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check. 

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Julia Scott on +61 3 9214 5968. 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on

Position number: 32177

Applications close at 11:30 pm, Monday 18 June 2018