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Reference Number 12966
Position Title Account Manager
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 6.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 7.3 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Account Manager - Marketing & Communications

Reference Number: 12966
Salary Range: $84,243.60 - $97,812.88 per annum
Location: 119 -145 Spence Street, Cairns
Close Date:  Thursday, 19 September 2019

Make a difference and strengthen connections across the community to build a better future for Cairns. 

Our Marketing and Communications team is now seeking to appoint a highly innovative, engaging and experienced Account Manager to develop exciting and visionary media and marketing strategies to promote Council’s services and initiatives to the Cairns community. 

In this pivotal role will contribute to the effective and efficient operations of the Marketing & Communications Branch by: 

  • Coordinating Council’s proactive and strategic approach to marketing and community engagement.
  • Leading the development, organisation and operation of strategically targeted marketing and engagement processes.
  • Increasing community awareness, accessibility and profile of Council services and initiatives through strategic marketing and engagement initiatives.
  • Managing the consistent presentation of Council’s corporate image through marketing and engagement activities. 

To be successful you must have:  

  • Tertiary qualifications in one or more relevant fields, such as Communications or Integrated Marketing (or equivalent industry experience).
  • High level public relations, marketing and media experience, including developing and implementing creative and effective marketing campaigns to promote projects, services and activities (preferably in a corporate or government environment).
  • Journalistic skills, including feature writing, technical writing, speechwriting and providing succinct and effective press releases.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders at all levels to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Highly effective communications skills on all levels are essential – ability to persuade and change perceptions is vital.

In return we offer the following benefits: 

  • 19 day month
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Subsidised uniform allowance
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym / swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development 

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria please download a copy of the information kit.

How to Apply:

Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:

  • Cover Letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the full selection criteria.
  • Copy of your Resume.

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted.

Pre-Employment Assessment: 

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following pre‑employment assessments / checks:-  

  • Pre‑employment medical, which will include a functional capacity assessment and drug and alcohol test.
  • National police / criminal history check.
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification / Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check

Employment Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:-

  • Permanent resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to work visa
Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have Tertiary qualifications in one or more relevant fields, such as Communications or Integrated Marketing (or equivalent industry experience)?
Essential: Do you have a current and valid C Class Drivers' Licence or above?
Essential: Do you have eligibility / the right to work in Australia?
Essential: Do you have experience in community engagement practices, marketing and promoting activities?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 19/09/2019
Position Description
Information Kit - Account Manager HR069 VRN12966.pdf Open
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AEST) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.