Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

Senior Communications Advisor


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  • Role within Marketing
  • Full time and Fixed Term for 12 months position at our Hawthorn campus
  • HEW 7 salary and benefits with flexible working options
  • About the Role The Senior Communications Adviser is an editorial lead in creating engaging and purposeful content and communications for the university's staff, students and external audiences, including media.

    Reporting to the Deputy Director, Media and External Communications, the Senior Communications Adviser will contribute to the achievement of the university's goals through the planning, development and execution of content for the university's key communications channels.

    The Senior Communications Adviser will work collaboratively with colleagues across the university to lead the production of speeches, stories, media releases, social media content and other high quality communications focused on external audiences, including media, alumni and the broader Swinburne community.

    About You To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:

  • Demonstrated excellence in communications strategy and planning.
  • Excellent content production and editorial skills combined with an ability to work under time pressure to produce high quality communications materials.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to identify and analyse emerging opportunities with respect to their communication needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to use metrics to inform development of communications strategy.
  • Qualifications

  • Completion of a tertiary qualification with substantial relevant experience in corporate (external and internal) communications, PR, media, social media or a related field.
  • About Swinburne University of Technology Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice
  • The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

    To Apply Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position.

    To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

    If you are viewing this advert from an external site, please click ‘apply' and you will be redirected to Swinburne's Jobs website to access the Position Description at the bottom of the page.

    For more information about this role, please contact Eve at [email protected]

    Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

    If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on [email protected].

    Applications Close: Wednesday, October 4th, at 11PM

    Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

    Equity and Diversity Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

    We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

    We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact [email protected]

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    For any support please contact [email protected] or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan.

    We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant

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    Job details


    Senior Communications Advisor


    Swinburne University of Technology




    September 19, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 04, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science,Business and Economics,Social Science

    About the employer

    Swinburne University of Technology (often simply called Swinburne) is a public research university based in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded in 1908 as the Eastern Suburbs Technical College by George Swinburne in order to serve those without access to further education in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. Its main campus is located in Hawthorn, a suburb of Melbourne which is located 7.5 km from the Melbourne central business district.

    In addition to its main Hawthorn campus, Swinburne has campuses in the Melbourne metropolitan area at Wantirna and Croydon as well as campuses in Sarawak, Malaysia and Sydney.

    In the 2022 QS World University Rankings, Swinburne placed 19th in Australia and moved up 50 places to 321st globally. In the 2020 Student Experience Survey, Swinburne was ranked equal 1st place in Victoria for the ’entire education experience’ for undergraduate students, with an overall satisfaction rate of 80 per cent.

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