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Communications Lead

Barwon Water

Location: Geelong - Flexible Options

Job Type: Full time


We are looking for a Communications Lead to mentor and lead our Communications team (within the Communications and Engagement department). A unique leadership opportunity awaits for those who seek to generate creative strategies and deliver for an organisation that aspires to make lasting change in our community.

About you

You are strategic, creative, insightful and capable of inspiring others. As a highly experienced communications professional, you will enjoy leading a variety of high quality communications strategies. Your excellent communication skills will be supported by relationship building skills as you influence others across the business.

With an inquiring mind, you like to bring a big picture outlook to problem solving and project management. You will be comfortable utilising a range of creative software and your practical experience will be underpinned by your qualifications in Communication / Marketing or similar.

The Communications Lead should be courageous and highly collaborative, someone who thinks outside the box and provide effective leadership to the team.

About the role

The Communications Lead is a vital role within the Communications & Engagement Team. It is a great hands-on opportunity for a passionate Communications professional who is responsible for providing expert communications advice, managing crisis and incident scenarios, building brand and reputation utilising strong and highly developed strategic communications and engagement skills and tools.

Forming a key leadership role, the Communications Lead will provide leadership and support for a creative and high performing team aimed at delivering best-practice communications across the organisation, to our customers and within the community to achieve the visions and objectives of our ambitious Strategy 2030.

As a leader in organisation, you will develop strong relationships with key stakeholders, as well as enhance and develop partnerships externally to amplify impact of Barwon Water’s storytelling through shared campaigns across own and partner channels.

About us

Barwon Water is Victoria's largest regional urban water corporation, with more than 110 years’ experience in delivering world-class water, sewerage and recycled water services to our customers and community. We’re a pivotal player in the region’s ongoing social, economic and environmental prosperity.

We care about where we live and work, and we’re always looking for like-minded people to join our team.

Why join us?

We value your professional growth. We embrace diversity. We value fairness and equal opportunity.

We’re flexible and know the importance of work/life balance. If you’re a parent or caregiver, studying or have other needs, we can support you with flexible work hours and leave options.

Our work requires more than just engineering and scientific solutions. We’re learning from the tens of thousands of years of knowledge and insight from Traditional Custodians. First Nations people are encouraged to apply for this position.