Communications Officer

Job Reference Number: 48/22/180
Closing Date: Monday 26 February 2018, 9:00 AM 


BAND 5 $65,313- $75,068 PRO RATA + SUPER

Pyrenees Shire Council has a maternity leave vacancy for an experienced Communications Officer. The successful candidate will assist with the positive promotion of the Council’s services, activities and corporate image. The position is based in Beaufort approximately 30 minutes west of Ballarat.

The Communications Officer is responsible for the development and implementation of media/communication policies and strategies to ensure that Council provides effective communication with its community.

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications and/or extensive experience in journalism, public relations or communications;
  • Ability to manage complex and sensitive issues and anticipate issues and opportunities impacting on Council;
  • Highly developed writing, editing and project management skills;  and
  • High level of communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.

The salary classification for this position will be in accordance with the Victorian Local Authorities Award, 2001 and will be Band 5 - the position reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

Interested applicants should obtain a position description outlining the relevant duties and other documentation by downloading via the links below and/or by contacting Ms Pam Burns at or ph: (03) 5349 1102.

Applicants must provide:

  • Application cover sheet;
  • A covering letter identifying your interest in the position;
  • A statement addressing your relative experience and the key selection criteria as outlined in the position description;  and
  • Curriculum Vitae (including phone referees).

Applications should be submitted via email to, attention to Ms Pam Burns, 5 Lawrence Street, Beaufort, VIC, 3373 by Monday 26th February 2018 at 9:00am.

Applicants who are interested in both Communications Officer and Events Officer positions are required to apply for both roles to then be considered as an Events and Communications Officer.

The Pyrenees Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity employer and maintains a non-smoking work environment.


J. Nolan

Chief Executive Officer

We acknowledge the people past and present of the Wadawurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, and Djab Wurrung tribes, whose land forms the Pyrenees Shire. We pay our respect to the customs, traditions and stewardship of the land by the elders and people of these tribes.

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