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Director, Communications & Engagement

  • Lead Infrastructure Australia’s Communications & Engagement team.
  • Make a difference leading our communications and engagement strategy with governments, proponents, the media and industry

Infrastructure Australia (IA) is an independent statutory body with a mandate to prioritise and advise on nationally significant infrastructure. Infrastructure Australia provides independent research and high-quality advice to all levels of government, as well as investors and owners of infrastructure, on Australia's requirements for nationally significant infrastructure.

We are seeking a Director of Communications & Engagement to lead our communications and engagement function. The successful candidate will be able to influence, advise and collaborate, engage across Media, Ministerial stakeholders, other Infrastructure bodies and all stakeholders.

Reporting to our Chief Executive Office Adam Copp, you will be managing our Communications & Engagement team and delivering key Communications with your network of media contacts. Your day-to-day will involve planning and supporting the CEO and other Executive’s engagement, overseeing the drafting of op-eds, media releases and speeches, and developing digital content for our website and social media.

The Director is also responsible for IA’s relationship with the media and is at times required to act as an  organisational spokesperson. The ideal candidate would have existing relationships with national infrastructure and political journalists. 

Key Responsibilities  

  • Lead communication and stakeholder strategy formulation and the implementation of program initiatives to improve stakeholder identification and engagement, cross-functional collaboration, clear communication, manage issues and messaging and enhance IA’s reputation across key stakeholder groups. 
  • Lead and oversee the provision of advice across IA based on the Communications and Engagement strategy and develop media engagement goals; lead the Communications and Engagement team in the implementing stakeholder, media and engagement plans. 
  • Monitor the development, execution and evaluation of communication and media campaigns for public launches, including the development of key messages and products, and managing emerging media and communications issues, including dealing tactically with day-to-day issues.  
  • Oversee the mapping of IA's stakeholder groups; the assessment of stakeholder needs and expectations; and the development and maintenance of the stakeholder database to inform the provision of stakeholder engagement advice 
  • Oversee the execution of IA's responsibilities to Parliament including Senate Estimates, correspondence with the Minister’s Office, Question Time briefs, Notices of Motion and appearances at Senate Inquiries and Senate Select Committees 
  • Oversee the development of communications and stakeholder engagement deliverables, including speeches, speaking points and press releases, with a particular focus on providing support to the CEO and Chair through their many external engagements, to ensure consistent and appropriate messaging in line with the Communications & Engagement strategy and IA's advocacy goals 
  • Lead the identification, vetting and coordination of external engagement opportunities for IA leaders (especially the CEO, Chair) to ensure that opportunities are aligned to the organisation's Communications & Engagement strategy and create appropriate value for stakeholders, commensurate with the investment of IA resources 
  • As a senior leadership team member for Infrastructure Australia, you will need to display excellent communication skills, the ability to influence and engage at all levels. Preferably you shall be in a similar role and are looking for an opportunity to navigate and influence infrastructure in Australia. A a relevant degree, preferably in Communications, Government, or Policy is highly desirable. 

As a senior leadership team member for Infrastructure Australia, you will need to display excellent communication skills, the ability to influence and engage at all levels. Preferably you shall be in a similar role and are looking for an opportunity to navigate and influence infrastructure in Australia. A a relevant degree, preferably in Communications, Government, or Policy is highly desirable.

How to apply

Infrastructure Australia values and supports workforce diversity. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with a disability.

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