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Reference Number 13278
Position Title Senior Coordinator Communications
Employment Type Temporary Full Time
Directorate Operations
Department Corporate Governance
Location Civic Centre
Banding Band 8
Salary $113,522.72 to $128,560.52
Position Summary

Senior Coordinator Communications

Reference number: 13278

Closing date: 11:45pm, Tuesday 14 July 2020

  • Temporary Full-Time Position
  • Parental Leave Backfill, until July 2021
  • Classified as Band 8
  • $113,522.72 - $128,560.52 per annum plus 9.5% superannuation, pro rata
  • Manage the strategic development, management and implementation of Council communications


About Moonee Valley City Council

Moonee Valley City Council is a vibrant and diverse municipality. We are a local government within the north-west metropolitan area of Melbourne, providing a range of services to some 128,000 residents and over 10,000 businesses. Our 1,200 employees bring their differing backgrounds, experiences and unique perspectives to our collaborative environment, and are supported to share ideas, initiatives and talent, making a positive impact on our community for now and in the future.


The Opportunity

This Senior Coordinator Communications opportunity will see you reporting to and working closely with the Executive Manager Corporate Governance on the strategic development, management and implementation of communications to support the organisation in delivering service excellence. You will provide Council’s internal and external clients with professional, cost effective, proactive and reactive communications services and products, across a range of traditional and digital platforms. In addition, you will also supervise and facilitate a collaborative, creative and high-achieving communications team that supports Council’s organisational objectives and values.



  • Creating innovative communication activities and solutions including digital newsletters, videos, web content and social media;
  • Managing the delivery of new corporate websites in accordance with the Information Communications & Technology (ICT) Strategy;
  • Managing and overseeing the production of Council’s publications, advertising, reactive and proactive media liaison, graphic design, printing services and media monitoring contracts; and,
  • Providing leadership, advice and support, driving accountability, actively developing staff and managing team workload.


Skills & Experience

  • Local government experience highly advantageous;
  • Tertiary qualification in related discipline with substantial relevant experience, or lesser formal qualifications together with extensive and diverse experience;
  • Recent demonstrated experience managing complex and sensitive organisational and public communication issues;
  • Proven experience in leading a team of communications specialists, with the ability to develop, motivate and coach team members;
  • Strong understanding of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn; and,
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills.



At Moonee Valley City Council, we provide a number of benefits to our valued employees including:

  • Flexible work opportunities
  • Local Government Employees Health Plan
  • Active social club
  • Novated vehicle leasing
  • Employee assistance programs / phone or in person counselling services


How to Apply
Applications must be submitted through our online system and should be in line with the Moonee Valley City Council Application Guide found at the bottom of the advertisement. Applications that do not meet these requirements may not be considered.

For further information, please view the Position Description or contact Maddy Majer, Senior Coordinator Communications on (03) 9243 1257.


Our Culture of Inclusion

If you are interested in the role but feel you may not meet the full range of selection criteria, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your experience and application for this position.

We don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our services and our community. With a focus on inclusion, accessibility and flexibility, we'll support you at every stage of your career. We recognise the importance of balance and embrace work agility, understanding that this means different things to each and every one of our employees.

Moonee Valley City Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Child Safe employer and we value diversity and encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people of any age or gender, people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and/or queer (LGBTIQA+) and people with disability. If you have a reasonable adjustment, support or access requirement, we encourage you to let us know through your application or email or call 9243 1122.

Contact Person Maddison Majer
Contact Number (03) 9243 1257
Contact Email
Alternate Contact Person Allison Watt
Alternate Contact Number
Alternate Contact Email
Closing Date 14/07/2020
Position Description
PD - Senior Coordinator Communications - 2866 - June 2020.DOCX Open
Application Guide View Guide
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.