Manager ? Communications and Media

Leadership opportunity, Continuing position, Wooloongabba location.

  • Full Time - Continuing   
  • Commencing September 2020
  • Currently $132,082 to $146,755 gross per annum plus super
  • WOOLLOONGABBA, Brisbane Catholic Education Office


About the organisation
Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE), is the second largest non-Government employer in Queensland, supporting some 75,000 students and 11,500 employees in 142 school communities and six office locations, all located in South East Queensland.

At the heart of Catholic Education is our focus on educating the whole person. Drawing on our tradition and our strong Catholic values, we inspire our students to flourish academically, personally and spiritually. So, whether you work for one of our schools or the Head Office that supports this growing network, you will have the opportunity to achieve your career aspirations, whilst making a difference to the lives of our future generations.

About the role
BCE is pleased to confirm the newly created opportunity of Manager – Communications and Media. This role provides specialist corporate capability to develop and implement best practice, effective communication and media strategies, operating frameworks, advice, and services to support and promote BCE’s needs, priorities, and key messages.

Partnering with your General Manager - Communications and Marketing, you will develop communication and media plans that build capability across BCE system and schools. You will embrace the challenge of stakeholder engagement to understand your customers’ business needs, providing specialist communications and media advice, as well as guidance and coordination, to enable and promote key BCE system and school priorities and initiatives.

Leading a Communications and Media work team, you will deliver and evaluate effective internal and external communication, media and social media capabilities and services to maximise media awareness and increase community understanding of BCE strategic and program priorities and achievements.

To guide and enable BCE’s reputational brand, we need an agile and creative communications specialist. Someone who brings innovative thinking and a strong background in organisational brand and media management, as well as internal and external communications experience within large, complex organisations. Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, and managing communications media strategies and contentious issues communications within a decentralised organisation is essential. Highly developed written and interpersonal, consultation, facilitation and stakeholder management skills will underpin your success.

With a vibrant working environment in a newly refurbished site with collaborative spaces and an onsite cafe, we provide generous benefits for employees, highly value professional and career development, supporting our people to deliver excellence in their profession and excellent outcomes for our schools.

At BCE, we celebrate diversity, support one another, and respect and value our employees' individual priorities, beliefs and goals.

Experience a genuine sense of unity and connectedness that is synonymous with Catholic Education. Building and nurturing meaningful relationships and enjoying a strong sense of camaraderie across our school, student, parent and BCE Office communities.

To be competitive for this opportunity, degree qualifications in communications, media relations, public relations (or relevant field) are preferable, and a depth of experience in senior communications roles at an enterprise level is essential. Team leadership experience is an absolute.

With the imminent launch of our 2021-2025 Brisbane Catholic Education Strategic Plan, exciting new challenges await. If you are ready to perform within a system environment centred on achieving results, we would like to hear from you.

For full details on this opportunity and the eligibility requirements, please refer to the Role Description attached.

As part of your application you will be required to provide:

  • a current resume;
  • an application letter (2 pages maximum); and
  • contact details for referees

Your application letter should summarise your suitability for the role and demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and attributes will enable you to successfully deliver the Major Responsibilities as contained in the Role Description. Please click on Apply to view a copy of the Role Description and for further information.


  • A welcoming, collegial and flexible working environment
  • Competitive salaries benchmarked to industry standards
  • Salary packaging and salary sacrificing options
  • The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students

Closing Date:

13/07/2020 $0 Brisbane 1 Marketing & Communications
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