Position Details
Reference Number 47974
Position Title Communications Manager (PAC17)
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Public Affairs and Communication
Location Monash Medical Centre Clayton
Position Summary
  • Internal communications for Victoria's largest health service
  • Provide expert communications advice and support to senior leaders and colleagues
  • Drive communications programs that support organisational change

About the Role

It's an exciting time to join Monash Health's Public Affairs and Communication team. We're working at pace to support the incredible work of Victoria's largest health service when health is at the forefront of everyone's mind.

If you're driven and enthusiastic, love communications, and want to make a real difference in people's lives, this could be the role for you.

You'll be responsible for developing and implementing internal communication strategies that drive improved operational performance, improve employee engagement, and maximise our people's adoption of change.

Working collaboratively across the organisation and our partners, you will provide communication support to our senior executive and clinical/administrative functions. You will be instrumental in building a strategic function that facilitates communication with our 18,000 people and supports our leaders to communicate frequently and with authenticity.

As part of an integrated communications unit, you will also provide leadership and support across a broad range of areas, including web, digital/multimedia, brand and external communications.

Key accountabilities:

  • Provide expert communications advice and support to senior leaders and colleagues.
  • Coordinate work and provide leadership, advice, and support to team members working on communication activity.
  • Develop and implement effective communications strategies to support Monash Health's Strategic Plan and arising operational needs.
  • Produce high-quality communication collateral for a variety of audiences (e.g., presentations, emails, speeches, reports, newsletters, intranet copy, signage etc.)
  • Protect the organisation's performance and reputation through risk management and crisis communications when required.
  • Provide feedback and support to stakeholders around the identification and management of key risks and issues associated with any change, providing advice and solutions around issues should they arise.

About You

You love what you do and bring your smile to work.

You hold relevant qualifications in communications or similar, supported by strong technical expertise, and have a track record of success in implementing internal communications programs to effectively engage stakeholders.

An inspiring, honest and open people leader, you work supportively and collaboratively at both strategic and tactical levels. Your personal style enables you to build rapport, credibility and trust quickly, and you are adept at managing stakeholders, issues and reputation.

A superior communicator, you are comfortable working with ambiguity and in environments of constant change, high scrutiny and high demand. You are known for developing and executing effective, creative, results-driven communications strategies aligned with tangible business objectives.

About Us

Monash Health is Victoria's largest public health service. We provide safe, high-quality care to one-quarter of Melbourne's population, across the entire lifespan, from pre-birth to end-of-life.

More than 18,000 of us work at over 40 care locations across southeast Melbourne, including seven hospitals and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. Each year:

  • We provide more than 4.1 million episodes of care to our community,
  • Close to 265,000 people are admitted to our hospitals,
  • More than 231,000 people receive care at our three emergency departments,
  • We respond to more than 63,000 ambulance arrivals,
  • We perform more than 46,000 surgical procedures, and
  • We deliver more than 10,000 babies.

We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to a fair, non-discriminatory workplace that maximises the talent, potential and contribution of all.

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers.

What's on offer

  • Meaningful work and the opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives.
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous salary packaging
  • A friendly and supportive culture

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries in regards to internal applicants please contact Recruitment Services on 92652776.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks;
  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and
  • proof of immunisation.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview. 

Contact Person
NamePositionPhoneEmail
David Bloxham Director, Public Affairs and Communication 0436691259
Advertising Closing 24/06/2021
Position Documents
DescriptionTitle
PAC17 MH Position Description - Communications Manager - May 2021 PAC17 MH Position Description - Communications Manager - May 2021.docx
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