Sep 18, 2023

Communications & Engagement Adviser

$70,081 - $91,032 yearly
  • East Gippsland Water
  • Bairnsdale VIC, Australia
Full time Communication Education Marketing Media and advertising


The East Gippsland region is an idyllic lifestyle location that is close to national parks, lakes, rivers and coastal regions. From the beach to the snow and everything in between, if you would like to enjoy a range of activities from bush walking to boating from surfing to skiing, there is something for you!

Are you passionate about communications and engagement and seeking an exciting new opportunity? Then East Gippsland Water wants to hear from you.

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a talented Communications and Engagement Adviser to add value to our small team. You will help to lead and support the development and delivery of programs, concepts, strategies and educational content for our internal and external audiences, across multiple platforms.

Reporting to the Manager Communications and Engagement, you will also be required to:

  • Work autonomously with minimal supervision
  • Recognise when other managers or staff should be consulted regarding proposed decisions and actions
  • Apply a high level of reasoning, judgement, interpretation and problem-solving skills
  • Work in a collaborative environment, sharing ideas, concepts and strategies.

What can you bring to the role?

You will be able to provide best practice advice, develop comprehensive plans and create high quality communication content and materials suited to a range of channels and diverse audiences.

We are also looking for you to:

  • Demonstrate high-level communications and engagement skills that are adaptable to the priorities of the organisation
  • Possess the ability to build strong relationships, quickly establishing and building rapport with internal and external stakeholders
  • Exercise sound judgement and initiative
  • Have the ability to work to deadlines and be flexible
  • Possess high level computer skills, including experience with digital design and website platforms.

Ideally, you will have a tertiary qualification in media, marketing or communications and/or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience with a demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development. You will also have previous experience in planning for and delivering engagement initiatives including educational talks and tours, with IAP2 qualifications an advantage.

We are looking for the right person for our organisation, who values a genuine work culture founded on collaboration, accountability, authenticity and innovation.

Band 3 (starting from $70,081 - $91,032 per annum, dependant on candidates qualifications and experience) plus 11% superannuation.

Apply now

A full position description, detailing responsibilities, skills and experience required, can be found by visiting our careers page at or by reaching out to our People & Culture team on 03 5150 4444 or via 

Applications should include a resume and covering letter outlining your suitable experience, and addressing the selection criteria contained within the position description.

Applications close Sunday 1st October 2023. 

For an informal discussion contact Paula Strong, Manager Communications and Engagement on 0499 625 422.

As part of our commitment to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workplace, East Gippsland Water strongly encourages applications from experienced women and men, people with disabilities, LGBTI, ATSI, culturally and ethnically diverse candidates to best represent and engage with communities in which we live and work.

 Shortlisted applicants may be required to undertake a pre-employment medical and a National Police Check.


East Gippsland Water

Degree targeted

Tertiary qualification in media, marketing or communications and/or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience

Supported Document

Apply Now