Communications & Engagement Coordinator

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 25 Jan 2023

Job no:513552
Work type:full time
Categories:Community Engagement/Marketing

UWA Public Policy Institute

  • Exciting opportunity to lead on communications and engagement for a high profile, university-based policy think-tank located in Perth, WA
  • Level 7, full-time appointment on an ongoing basis  
  • Base salary range: $92,679 - $102,830 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The UWA Public Policy Institute (UWA PPI) is an initiative which launched in 2018. The Institute aims to maximise the translation of the University’s research to policy impact in Western Australia, Australia, the Indian Ocean region and the Indo-Pacific. The goal of UWA PPI is strategically to position UWA as a go-to university for governments, corporates and NGOs in Western Australia, Australia, the Indian Ocean region and the Indo Pacific, as the countries in this region continue to grow in influence and in importance to WA and to Australia.

About the opportunity

As the appointee, you will, under limited direction, manage the communications and engagement strategy and operations of UWA Public Policy Institute (PPI). You will be responsible for ensuring that UWA PPI is able to deliver its program of events, communications and publications. You will work with the University’s Service Delivery Centres as needed in this role. You will also be responsible for implementing strategic goals and objectives, projects, and establishing and running activities to ensure the effectiveness of UWA PPI.

About you 

We are searching motivated individual who have a broad interest in public affairs and government with a demonstrated commitment to improving how research is used to inform better government policies. You will also have interest in developing and including new voices in policy discussions.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Substantial and extensive experience in communications and engagement activities
  • A track-record of communication and engagement experience and success in meeting defined goals, and the proven ability to deploy a wide array of skills and competencies in pursuing agreed goals of an organisation or unit comparable to UWA PPI
  • Experience in developing high quality website content and preparing and delivering marketing collateral, social media content and media releases
  • Ability to develop and deploy policies, procedures and processes; coordinate projects; and deliver quality outcomes in a limited timeframe
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability, drawing on a wide range of professional and creative insights

Note: A current "C" class driver's licence is a requirement for this position. 

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:   PD - Communications & Engagement Coordinator 513552.pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Wednesday, 25 January 2023

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Shamit Saggar at or Chris Lin at for the period between 21st – 25th January 2023.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for child 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

Advertised:10 Jan 2023 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:25 Jan 2023 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

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