About this Exciting Opportunity

AIMS’ Communication Group plays an integral role in the development and implementation of the Institute’s highly regarded communications. working alongside internationally recognised scientists in world-class marine research facilities, the group is responsible for informing government, industry and communities at the local, national and international level about AIMS’s scientific activities, results, and achievements. We execute our mandate with content designed to make complex scientific research accessible and available to both expert and non–expert audiences which is delivered through integrated on- and off-line communications channels. At AIMS, the way we work guides our team members’ on their collective journey towards the successful delivery our AIMS Strategy 2025 targets.

Our Communication Officer contributes to the development, implementation and monitoring of AIMS’ communication plan which is aligned to AIMS Strategy 2025. The role develops and implements integrated communications through the Institute’s external communication activities and online communication channels, making complex scientific research accessible to non–expert audiences. This role manages proactive and reactive media relations for the Institute and delivers a range of written and visual content for media and online publications and is the primary media liaison, monitoring and reporting services for the Institute, including the responsibility for dealing with out of hours media enquiries and providing communication advice as needs arise.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions.  In line with our Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 4 Salary ($87,690 to $99,790 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation
  • Flexible Work Arrangements considered (including tele-working) 
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Full-time, 3-year Fixed Term opportunity
  • Perth (WA)

Please note:

  1. Non-Australian Citizens must hold an appropriate Visa with working entitlements that allows paid employment with AIMS for the term of the appointment, depending on the relevant Department of Home Affairs current policies.
  2. It is a requirement of this role that you are and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note the sighting of proof of vaccination will be required as a pre-commencement requirement.

About you

You will contribute to the implementation of the AIMS communication plan though the application of your highly developed interpersonal and negotiation skills, as well as your ability to build and maintain strong links with stakeholders and media-based networks and contacts. Successful delivery of this outcome will be reliant on your excellent writing skills as well as your ability to gather and interpret science-based information to then effectively research, write and distribute media releases, alerts and backgrounders, and ensuring that that content matches the needs of audiences and communication platforms.

Next Step

Further information about this exciting and challenging opportunity is outlined in the Candidate Information Pack which is available to download below. If, after reviewing the position description, which is included in the Candidate Information Pack, you believe that your qualifications, experience and professional capabilities will enable you to successfully the deliver the position responsibilities, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

Below you will also find a link to our Recruitment Application Guide which details the necessity to submit your statements addressing your suitability against the selection criteria within the scope of the position description, which are detailed in the Candidate Information Pack.

Submitting your Application:

Please ensure that you have your completed documents (selection criteria responses, resume and cover letter) ready to attach to your online application form via our e-recruitment system which can be accessed via the "apply now" button below.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to complete a personal outlook analysis questionnaire using the Birkman Method.

Position enquiries are to be directed to John Liston at J.Liston@aims.gov.au

Applications close: Tuesday, 24-May-2022 (midnight, AWST)

The Australian Institute of Marine Science acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and sea on which we work. We recognise the unique relationships and enduring cultural and spiritual connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to land and sea, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

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