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Graduate - Communications Officer (Hunter Water & Lake Macquarie City Council)

Advertiser: Lake Macquarie City CouncilMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
7 Oct 2019
Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter
Work Type
Full Time
Marketing & Communications, Marketing Communications

Hunter Water and Lake Macquarie City Council are excited to be launching a partnership graduate program. The program offers the opportunity to be employed in a fixed term 2 year graduate position that includes a 12 month work placement at both Hunter Water and Lake Macquarie City Council.

About Hunter Water

Hunter Water Corporation delivers valued water, wastewater and associated services to Newcastle and the greater Hunter region. Our purpose is to enable the sustainable growth of the region and the life our communities desire, with high quality, affordable services. We are embarking on a new strategic direction to build a more innovative, collaborative and resilient organisation that is a thought leader in developing a sustainable water and wastewater future. Click here to read more about Hunter Water, the 2017+3 strategy and what our employees value about working here.

About Lake Macquarie City Council
Lake Macquarie City Council provides services to more than 205,000 Lake Macquarie residents every day. As the State's second largest council we deliver services ranging from pools and beaches to major city projects and landmark events. To work for Lake Macquarie City Council is to be connected. To be a part of a community that values creativity and collaboration, wellbeing and sustainability, opportunity and diversity. Together, we believe in shaping our future, not waiting for it.

There are two graduate positions on offer in this program, one position is employed with Hunter Water and one position is employed with Lake Macquarie City Council. Applicants must nominate in their application their preference for which employer they are seeking employment with.  
Hunter Water - Graduate Digital Communications
The Graduate Digital Communications will evolve over time and involve being given the opportunity to learn several functions in order to gain broad experience within the business.  The Graduate Digital Communications will support the Public Affairs and Customer Strategy and Retail teams to articulate the organisation's message to protect and enhance Hunter Water's brand and reputation. This role takes a proactive approach to protecting and promoting Hunter Water's reputation through effective, efficient and accurate communication.  This role will support Hunter Water's social media and online presence, as well as being a conduit for internal communications within the business. 

To be considered for this role applicants must be able to satisfy the essential selection criteria which can be found in the Position Description.

    Lake Macquarie City Council - Graduate Communications and Engagement Officer

    The Graduate Communications and Engagement Officer will provide valuable input with internal and external Council communications, ensuring they are delivered effectively and credibly, and tailoring messaging to an appropriate audience.  The Officer will work as part of a dynamic and versatile Communications team to develop and manage communications plans for Council events, projects and initiatives, liaising with relevant stakeholders.  The Officer will also assist with community engagement activities where appropriate. 

    To be considered for this role applicants must be able to satisfy the essential selection criteria which can be found in the Position Description.

    To be considered for this program applicants must complete the following steps:

    • Complete the pre-application questions (these are listed in the recruitment portal when you follow the link to apply). See the graduate program for more information on how to structure your answers
    • Submit a current resume
    • Provide a cover letter addressing the selection criteria - this submission should be specific to the role you are applying for
    • Provide a current academic transcript and if relevant a copy of your competed degree

    Hunter Water and Lake Macquarie City Council fundamentally believe in and commit to diversity and inclusion. We value each individual’s unique capabilities, background, experiences and characteristics. We rely on these diverse perspectives to drive innovation and collaboration, delivering the best outcomes for our customers and communities. This diversity of perspectives will enable us to meet future challenges.

    We strive to create an inclusive environment where there is genuine equality of opportunity regardless of a person’s gender, age, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status. We are open to addressing your needs through flexible working arrangements, including but not limited to: changes to hours of work, job sharing and working from home. We encourage you to apply, and welcome all applications.

    Application Closing Date: Midnight Thursday 17 October 2019
    Interested? Apply Now!
    Employment with Hunter Water Corporation may be subject to  pre-employment functional assessment and drug and alcohol testing for preferred external applicants.

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