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Communications Advisor

Barwon Health - Geelong, VIC

Source: uWorkin


  • Support the initial communications roll-out for the COVID-19 vaccination in the Barwon South West region

  • Temporary full time – 80 hours per fortnight (12 month contract including 1 ADO per month)

  • Located just a stone throw away from the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road

About the department

The Department of Communications and Marketing is based at University Hospital, Geelong and provides services to the organisation that include media liaison, event management, publication development, electronic communications and management of Barwon Health social media accounts.

Barwon Health's newly formed Public Health Unit has been chosen to be one of the Immunisation hubs to initiate the rollout of the COVID vaccination program. The roll out is due to commence mid-February. Immunisation is a fast paced environment and the service will be utilising new technology to ensure the accurate recording of encounters and possible reactions from clients.

About the role

An exciting and challenging opportunity exists for an experienced communications professional to join the Barwon Health Public Affairs and Communications team.

You will be working with an experienced team of health communications professionals and hold the Public Health Unit portfolio. In this role you will work closely with stakeholders such as the Department of Health and other health services to develop communications to support the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination across the Barwon South West region.

This initial 12 month role will have you working across the region, ensuring communities and stakeholders are informed with the latest information about COVID-19 and the forthcoming vaccination roll out.

About you

  • You are an experienced communicator, skilled in the development of strategic communication materials.

  • You are a ‘people person’, with strong engagement skills and the ability to develop good working relationships with stakeholders.

  • You have extensive website and social media knowledge.

  • You have the ability to turn complicated information into simple content.

  • You are a team player, and are able to participate in a rotating on-call media roster.

It is essential you have excellent communication skills, both written and oral with the ability to communicate with all levels of management and relevant external bodies.

If this sounds like you and you’re passionate about the health of our community, apply today.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Professional development

  • Access to employee wellness facility

  • Salary packaging

  • Social club

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team on (03) 4215 0520 or via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

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