Communications Manager, Australia (EA-1579)
East Asia
Country / Territory
Business Support Services
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Contract: Permanent | Salary: PB 7/F - Competitive | Location: Sydney, Australia | Deadline for Applications: 19 June 2018 (23.59 UK time)

Communications Manager, Australia


As the Communications Manager, you will be responsible for internal and change communications; external communications planning and delivery, including media, PR, and stakeholder communications within the country.


You will be responsible for developing a country communications strategy and plan, with the Country Director, which aligns with the British Council’s global communications strategy, the regional communications strategy and plan, and enables country strategies and goals and supports country programmes and activities.


To be successful, you should possess a relevant degree e.g. communications, journalism, marketing, or equivalent level of experience. You should bring along considerable experience in managing communications within a large and complex organisation and demonstrable experience in providing expert advice and guidance on internal and external communications. Demonstrable experience in managing and mitigating internal and external communications risks and issues will be essential.


For more information please see Role profile and British Council Generic Behaviours 


In our commitment to promote Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, kindly note that we are not interested in collecting any information that is irrelevant to the job such as marital status, age, photograph, etc. Applications lacking in information will not be considered when we shortlist for any roles.


If you are interested in applying and feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply before 19 June 2018 (23:59 UK Time).


British Council
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

Enquiries about the post can be sent to the East Asia Regional Recruitment team ( based in Singapore.


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