Senior Communications and Content Officer, Clerk Grade 9/10 - 230286

$113,343 - $124,901 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Parramatta NSW, Australia
  • 07 Oct, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: Department of Education
Job Category: Education And/Or Training
Job Location: Sydney Region / Sydney - Greater West
Job Reference Number: 00008IVF
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: $139,077 Package includes salary ($113,343 - $124,901), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 02 7814 2093 ( - Siobhan O'Gorman
Closing Date: 21/10/2021 - 11:59 PM

  • Temporary full-time appointment for a period up to 30 June 2022
  • Location: Parramatta

About the role

The Senior Communications and Content Officer is a critical lead for developing strategic and successful deliverables of all corporate and system communications across the directorate and key messages surrounding the high priority work of reducing low-value administration tasks. The role provides design expertise across relevant work ensuring design assets are in line with department brand guidelines. The role will also build and maintain internal and external stakeholder relationships, providing quality digital media expertise, website management and production of engaging copy and content for corporate and school audiences.

About the Department of Education

The NSW Department of Education serves the community by providing a world-class education for students of all ages.

We ensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education sector. We are the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population. We are committed to fostering vibrant, sustainable and high-performing vocational and higher education sectors.

We are responsible for enacting NSW Government policy, driving improvement in education, and overseeing policy, funding and compliance issues relating to non-government schools. We respect and value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as First Peoples of Australia.

The Operations Group supports the work of divisions and the delivery of high-quality teaching in schools by ensuring a skilled, high calibre workforce and efficient operating environment.

For more information about the Department of Education, please visit NSW Department of Education

How to apply

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all candidates including people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from all diversity groups, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background or sexual orientation.

To apply for this role, please submit an application by clicking “Apply Online” below. To apply, you will need to attach a cover letter (max. 2 pages) and your resume (max. 5 pages) in either Word or PDF format. Please address any pre-screening questions and any essential requirements. We are looking for you to demonstrate your competence in the focus capabilities as outlined in the role description in your answer, so please develop your response with this in mind.

Note: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.

If you are called to interview you will need to provide the following documents and your employment may be subject to the Department’s Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check to determine your suitability for employment.

  • Proof of Identity information
  • Informed Consent Form
  • Declaration for non-child work


  1. Describe a project you led where you applied your communication/digital skills to the challenge. What did you do and how do you know it was successful? (300 or 400 words maximum).
  2. As part of a small team with broader connections across an organisation, explain how you have managed routine and competing priorities for effective delivery. (300 or 400 words maximum).


Knowledge of and commitment to implementing the Department’s Aboriginal Education Policy and upholding the Department’s Partnership Agreement with the NSW AECG and ensuring quality outcomes for Aboriginal people.


  • Relevant qualification or relevant years’ experience

Why work with us? Please visit Careers at DOE

Note: A recruitment pool may be created through this recruitment process. A recruitment pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

21 Oct, 2021