Government of Australia

Recruitment

Public Diplomacy Manager - LE7


Job Ref:
28

Job Title:
Public Diplomacy Manager - LE7

Location:
London

Salary:
62,394

Closing date:
3rd October 2017

Job Description

Full Time: 36.75 hours per week
Starting Salary: £62,349 per annum 
Security Assessment: Baseline

 

Applications are sought from persons interested in employment at the Australian High Commission in London as Locally-Engaged Staff.

 

About the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s purpose is to help make Australia stronger, safer and more prosperous by promoting and protecting our interests internationally and contributing to global stability and economic growth.

The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the government. We work with other government agencies to ensure that Australia’s pursuit of its global, regional and bilateral interests is coordinated effectively.

 

About the Position

The Public Diplomacy Manager is responsible for shaping the strategic thinking and direction of the High Commission’s public diplomacy portfolio. In close consultation with senior officials in Canberra and at Post, the Public Diplomacy Manager provides public diplomacy advice and is responsible for monitoring, initiating, planning, delivering and measuring the Australian Government’s public engagement and policy advocacy activities in the United Kingdom.

The Public Diplomacy Manager has financial and staff management responsibility and draws on broad direction set from Canberra and senior executives at Post to establish an agreed work program for the branch and allocates resources effectively to deliver against these objectives. The Public Diplomacy Manager has delegated authority to determine resource needs and has direct accountability for branch staff and the public diplomacy budget.

The Public Diplomacy Manager has high level experience of the public affairs, media and cultural sectors and draws on well-established and extensive contacts to build on the High Commission’s capability and responsiveness to promote Australia’s broad range of interests in the United Kingdom.

 

Key responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Supervise the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the Post’s public diplomacy strategy.
  • Allocate and supervise the High Commission’s Public Diplomacy personnel and financial resources to maximise outcomes and to ensure financial probity requirements are met.

 

Key responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Supervise the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the Post’s public diplomacy strategy
  • Allocate and supervise the High Commission’s Public Diplomacy personnel and financial resources to maximise outcomes and to ensure financial probity requirements are met
  • Manage work flow and set priorities for the branch to enable staff to share a common vision and sense of purpose in order to deliver agreed outputs. This includes oversight of events
  • Provide strategic direction and recommendations/guidance for Post’s public engagement, cultural and advocacy activities
  • Represent the High Commission, deliver speeches and provide high level representation as required
  • Manage complex stakeholder relationships and negotiate on behalf of the High Commission to resolve and mitigate risk on issues which impact public perceptions of Australia in the United Kingdom
  • Review existing systems and processes and initiate efficiencies and improvements as required
  • Supervise the coordination, promotion, ticketing and correspondence for Australia’s attendance of the Royal Events Calendar
  • General administration duties as required

 

Qualifications/Experience/Knowledge

  • High level knowledge of foreign, media and cultural affairs
  • Deep understanding of political affairs and government policy frameworks and processes
  • Experience leading in a high level busy environment
  • Proven ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Highly persuasive with strong negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated professionalism and probity
  • Experience implementing strategic plan
  • A high level of situational awareness of the organisational, community, political and economic environment in the UK and Australia
  • Efficient and appropriate resource allocation
  • The ability to obtain an Australian Government security clearance is highly desirable

 

SELECTION CRITIERA

In your written statements, you must include succinct, high-level and relevant examples that support your claims against the role.

A. Ability to supervise the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the High Commission’s Public Diplomacy strategy. 

 

B. Ability to manage, organise and negotiate the Public Diplomacy personnel and financial resources and ensure financial probity requirements are met.

 

C. Experience in setting priorities for a small yet busy team and managing the work flow to ensure efficiency and delivery of agreed outputs and goals.

 

D. Experience in providing strategic direction and guidance for the High Commission’s public engagement, cultural and advocacy activities.

 

E. Proven record of providing high level stakeholder management which would include negotiations and mitigations on risk and public perceptions of Australia in the UK.

 

 

The successful candidate will be flexible and prepared to contribute to the wider development of the work of the Australian High Commission.

In addition to salary, the Australian High Commission offers a range of benefits including a competitive non-contributory pension scheme, flex-time provisions, 20 days annual leave in addition to UK and Australian public holidays to a total of 14 days per annum and access to a childcare vouchers scheme.

 




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