Strategic Communications Lead

Hornsby Shire Council Full Time Permanent 14/11/2022

Salary: $96,720 to $107,940 per annum, plus 10.5% superannuation and a 9-day fortnight

Appointed salary in this range will be based on skills, qualifications, and experience.

About us

Hornsby Shire is located on Sydney's upper north shore, approximately 25 kilometres north of the CBD. Known as the ‘Bushland Shire’, our local government area is characterised by bushland comprising national park, major waterways, natural reserves and rural landscape. The rest of the Shire combines urban, rural and open spaces.

Our community values the variety of landscapes throughout the Shire, which is shaped by our natural environment, population growth, housing and employment opportunities. The Shire continues to change, evolve and grow to cater to the changing needs of the community.

About you

Passionate about content creation and storytelling, you can engage audiences on diverse topics across variety of channels. You can act quickly and calmly in high-pressure situations and thrive on meeting tight deadlines. You love leading a small team and enabling them for success, while delivering exemplary service to internal clients and external stakeholders.

About the role

This new permanent role, reporting to the Communications and Engagement Manager, will manage the delivery of Council's internal and external communications to build our brand, protect our reputation and keep our community informed. You’ll lead your team in creating, delivering and reporting outcomes of media, social and public relations activities, always looking for new opportunities to promote the positive impacts Council delivers for our residents, visitors and stakeholders beyond just roads, rates and rubbish!

Benefits of working with us!

We pride ourselves on having a fantastic culture with a genuine appreciation for work-life balance. We encourage ongoing learning and provide opportunities for further training and professional development. Visit and click on 'what we offer' to learn about the wonderful benefits available at Hornsby Shire Council.

Please note that it is a requirement to be double vaccinated to work in this position and to attend an interview

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Closing date: 30 November 2022 at 11.30pm