Senior Online Communications Officer

Department of Mines, Industry, Regulations and Safety

Location: East Perth

Job Type: Full time


This opportunity is only available for current WA Public Sector Employees and will be filled through an acting or secondment arrangement for a period up to 24 March 2024.

Do you want to help to create and manage exciting new online communication projects?

About the role

As Senior Online Communications Officer, you will be part of a dynamic team that is responsible for managing online projects, coordinating and managing online content, and assisting in the development and implementation of communication activities. You will contribute to the communication needs of the department and help to ensure the department's online information products meet a high standard of consistency, discoverability, quality and readability in order to achieve communication objectives.

Experience in project management and in the development and production of online information services is essential, as are highly developed organisation skills, including the ability to work on several projects with tight deadlines and to work under pressure.

About us

Corporate Communications Branch is responsible for all aspects of the department's corporate communications and marketing functions including internal and external communications, media relations, public relations, social media, website content and development, and issues management. The branch provides strategic advice and support to the Director General, the Executive team and across the department.

To learn more about the department and what we have to offer, please visit our website. To keep up to date on activities follow us on LinkedIn.

Where will you work?

This position is located in East Perth.

Need further information?

To learn more about the role, please refer to the Job Description Form (JDF) attached. If you have any questions about the role itself to help tailor your application, please contact Sarah Foster, General Manager Communications and Engagement on (08) 9222 3325.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, click ‘Apply for Job’ at the bottom of this page and complete the online application form.

In your application, please provide a detailed resume outlining your work history, education and professional development and a brief one page covering letter addressing why you are suitable and what you will bring to the role.

Need some help with how to apply?

If you need assistance with the application process, please refer to the below videos covering various aspects, including public sector recruitment, resume writing, cover letters, and polishing your application.

We have also attached an Applicant Information Pack for your reference. If you have any questions about employment conditions or the application process, please contact Jacqueline Gao, Human Resource Officer on (08) 9222 3632 or email

All requirements, capabilities and pre-employment checks listed on the attached JDF will be assessed as part of the selection process.

Other benefits

We offer a range of benefits to our employees, creating a supportive, diverse, and innovative work environment, including:

  • Great work/life balance with 37.5 hour working week as a standard and flexible working hours for most roles.
  • Leave options including purchase leave, deferred leave and long service leave after 7 years.
  • Flexibility to work at home, in the field and in the office for most roles.
  • Stable work, job security, fair remuneration, 11% superannuation contributions to a provider of your choice and salary packaging options.
  • The ability to give back to your community and make a difference.
  • A collaborative environment with the ability to gain insight from subject matter experts in your field.
  • Opportunities for professional development, acting, shadowing and mentoring.
  • Support to grow your skills with a wide range of formal training options.
  • Build a healthy lifestyle with our award-winning Health and Wellbeing program.
  • Supportive work environment including an Employee Assistance Program to assist you deal with life’s challenges.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

The department is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve and inclusive culture where all employees feel valued, respected and connected. Our workforce's diversity is our strength; it enhances our ability to be forward-thinking and responsive in the services we deliver to the Western Australian community. Learn more about our Diversity and Inclusion Awards, celebrating individuals and teams who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to fostering an inclusive workplace culture.

Suitable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and youth may be given priority consideration over non diversity group applicants to achieve public sector outcomes. Reasonable adjustments will be provided to candidates with disabilities during our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

While this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies (permanent, fixed-term, full-time or part-time) within the department for the next twelve (12) months.

CLOSING DATE: 12.00 pm on Monday, 2 October 2023 (WST)

Your application submission must be complete by the closing time; applications that are in progress or submitted after this time will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to ensure your application is submitted on time.

We look forward to receiving your application and considering you for this exciting opportunity to join our team.

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