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APS 6 Senior Engagement and Communications Officer

APS 6 Senior Engagement and Communications Officer
Our client is responsible for the Australian Government’s regional development policy and programs. They lead the development of a regional policy agenda, utilising regional intelligence to inform government policy making and program development. 

They also manage the Australian Government’s regional development grants programs, including the Growing Regions program, Thriving Suburbs Program, Stronger Communities Programme and the Drought Communities Programme Extension, and they manage finalisation of the Building Better Regions Fund and the Regional Growth Fund. This includes the Commonwealth’s local government Financial Assistance Grant program and the Regional Development Australia Committees (RDA) program.

The Engagement and Events Section is responsible for:  

  • Promoting the activities and achievements of the RDA Committees to governments and stakeholders
  • Promoting the government’s policies and programs to RDA Committees for distribution to their stakeholders
  • Facilitating the development and implementation of the RDA National Forum and the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) National General Assembly (NGA)
  • Supporting and assisting with the development and delivery of the ALGA Conference.
  • Administering the National Awards for Local Government (NALG) and providing support for the ABC Heywire program.
  • Designing and delivering engagement for the branch.

We are looking for a Senior Engagement and Communications Officer (APS 6) whose primary focus will be on stakeholder engagement and management, specifically with the Regional Development Australia Committees (RDAs). This is likely to include writing case studies and news stories promoting RDA achievements, looking at ways to promote Australian Government opportunities to RDAs and assisting with information and briefing sessions with RDAs.
Proposed Order Commencement Date 
April 2024
Proposed Order Term and/or Completion Date
November 2024
Options to extend
12 months

Calleo is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage applications from all people including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

If you are interested in this role, please contact Kalpana on 0403 200 666 for more information. 

Alternatively, please send your resume to kalpana.palaniyappa@calleo.com.au to be considered for this role.


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