Corporate Communications Manager

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime


  • Continuing | Full-Time at 1.0FTE 

  • Higher Education Officer Level 8 | $102,143 - $113,079 p.a. 

  • Location: Bedford Park 

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About the Media and Communications Team

The Media and Communications Team plays a pivotal role in managing and advancing Flinders' reputation as an innovative, world-leading university. Through the promotion of Flinders’ profile and reputation, the Team actively creates opportunities for collaboration, growth, and development – advancing Flinders’ mission to change lives and change the world.

About the Role 

As the Corporate Communications Manager, you will be responsible for the delivery of high quality and effective communications support to the Vice Chancellor and across the university. You will be leading the implementation of internal and external communications plans as well as establishing strategic directions and actions for the Corporate Communications function.

Some of the key position responsibilities of this pivotal role include:

  • Coordinating and overseeing the Vice-Chancellor’s communications activity, including preparation of well researched and high-quality speeches, presentations, staff communications, editorials, and driving a proactive calendar of activity.

  • Delivering effective communications support for key portfolios, colleges, and projects across the University.

  • Managing an effective internal communications program that contributes to an informed and engaged workforce.

  • Overseeing the development and rollout of key University’s projects and activities, including the annual report, strategic plan, and other key publications.

About You 

As the successful candidate, you have extensive experience in the communications/journalism or a related field at a senior level. You possess excellent interpersonal skills and can work in an agile way, independently and as part of a team. You are passionate about fostering a positive culture in the workspace and represent the university values and ethos.

Some of the key position capabilities of the position are:

  • Outstanding written, verbal and presentation skills, together with proven experience in preparing high- quality and well-researched speeches, presentations, and communications content, for a wide range of audiences.

  • Demonstrated experience working with executives, committees, industry, and community groups, with the ability to cultivate relationships and engage with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a high-performing, service-oriented communications team, together with an ability to work cooperatively in a team environment, providing reliable support to other team members and contributing positively to the achievement of team goals.

  • Well-developed influencing skills and a proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with people at all levels of an organisation.

Life at Flinders 

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world. 

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?  

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options 

  • Flexible working arrangements 

  • Wide range of professional development activities and services 

  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff 

  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services , gym  and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia). 

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position. 

  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy   

How to Apply and Information 

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description .

  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Karen Ashford

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted. 


Applications to be submitted before 10.00pm:

21 May 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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