Public Affairs Officer (PAO2)
2nd November, 2022

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Key duties of the role: Undertake standard public affairs work, including:

  • Undertake new, complex or critical public affairs work, under a routine level of supervision in the dissemination and/or marketing of public information, including:
  • Prepare more complex materials for public relations or public communications activities
  • Prepare drafts of speeches, media releases, web content and other promotional materials
  • Edit the work of PAO 1 and/or other contributors
  • Develop and implement communication strategies for less complex public affairs activities
  • Advise internal stakeholders regarding communications approaches and strategies
  • Undertake media backgrounding
  • Brief enabling services and suppliers such as graphic designers, video production, web design and publication.
  • Prepare submissions, briefs and correspondence
  • Undertake research and analysis of issues relevant to the work area and undertake evaluation of the impact of communications strategies, including making recommendations for change as needed
  • Liaise within the department and assist in liaison with external stakeholders as appropriate
  • Arrange and support meetings, events and working groups
  • Manage or assist in managing a team including leading, developing, coaching and providing constructive feedback to staff, monitoring budgets and team performance.

Key Attributes:

• A good understanding, or the ability to quickly gain a good understanding, of the relevant work environment and its relevant legislative, regulatory and compliance frameworks.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and a track record in producing high quality materials for publication.
  • Sound judgement.
  • Ability to build good relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Adherence to the department’s Core 4 Values Required qualifications OR relevant experience


A cadetship or a relevant public affairs degree or diploma


5 years’ relevant work experience

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