Communications Manager

About Palmerston

The Territory’s fastest growing city, Palmerston is a young, vibrant, modern city with a fast-growing future. Located 20 km from the Territory’s capital Darwin, Palmerston is a diverse community with many young people and families, wide diversity of cultural backgrounds, defence personnel and seniors all calling the city home. The CBD is a growing hub for local businesses and provides a range of services and meeting places for the community. Palmerston boasts approximately 40,000 residents and is currently undergoing a significant period of social services and infrastructure growth, and development. City of Palmerston continues building on its vision of “A Place for People”. and holds the vision of creating ‘A Place for People’.

About the Opportunity    

Are you a passionate, dynamic, and organised Communications professional? Able to effectively engage and communicate with our community on many existing and new exciting initiatives? We have an excellent opportunity for a Communications Manager to join City of Palmerston and would love to hear from you!

Working in a fast paced and evolving environment you will be leading the strategic and operational direction of the Communications and Media Unit.  The team strategically communicates Council priorities to stakeholders utilising contemporary and modern techniques reflecting the diversity of our community. 

Working with the Director Lifestyle and Community, you will lead and deliver modern and innovative communications, media, marketing, community engagement and consultation services to create a dynamic, change ready and positive organisation delivering on the Community Plan.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will influence and shape the organisational culture promoting cooperation, collaboration, coordination, and the sharing of information in pursuit of the Community Plan vision and outcomes.

The role requires a person who is a qualified and experienced people leader, able to foster collaborative relationships, calm, flexible, well organised, and able to work under pressure and in a changing environment. You will have proven experience in leading and shaping engagement and communications to be modern, contemporary, effective and reflective of community.


To view a copy of the position description and to 'Apply' please see below. 

Applications Close:  5pm Friday 12 March 2021

About the Benefits

This position is full-time, 3 year opportunity classified as a management contract. Council offers six weeks annual leave and a wide range of attractive employee benefits. Furthermore, City of Palmerston provides a team-oriented work environment and fosters a constructive culture of continuous improvement and professional development.  Relocation assistance is available for this role and we would love to welcome you to our City!

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