• TEMP or Non-ongoing
  • Canberra

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Job #1442

Government Department

Job Title

Campaign Manager


PAO3/EL1 level


6 months (with possibility of extension)

Employment Type

TEMP contract (or the client would, ideally, prefer a secondment arrangement)

Reason for Vacancy

Government budget and processes now allowing filling of vacant roles.



Start date



PAO3/EL1: ~$105,000 to ~$130,000 + super

Citizenship Requirements

Australian citizen

Security Clearance

Baseline clearance required.


Government Department
The Department is seeking is seeking an experienced campaign manager at Public Affairs Officer – Grade 3 (PAO3) / EL1 level.


Ideally, the candidate will have a good understanding of the government campaign process including:
  • > federal government communications campaigns and the associated approval process
  • > when to include or exclude specific campaign elements for CALD or indigenous audiences
  • > how to analyse media plans produced by the master advertising agency
  • > manage the internal departmental process

    Skills Required

    The client is looking for a suitably self-motivated (hit-the-ground-running) candidate with experience in:
    • > strategic communications
    • > high level stakeholder relationship skills with parties inside and outside government
    • > good negotiating and written and oral liaison skills
    • > ability to work within a budget
    • > contractor management.

      Specific Task

      This role will be involved from the early stages of setting up a government communications campaign with follow through implementation. The contract may extend beyond 6 months depending on progress.

      Demonstrated Experience

      • >Previous experience with implementation of major government campaigns.
      • >Ability to work quickly and independently across a range of public affairs disciplines (good all-rounder)
      • >Understanding of media plans and issues management experience.
      • >Management of campaign budgets

        Other Information

        >Tertiary qualifications in communications or related field (or equivalent experience).

        Security Clearance

        The candidate should hold a Baseline (or higher) security clearance.

        Please provide the following information with your updated CV or separately in an email:

        >Full Name

        >Date of Birth

        >Clearance Level

        >Agency that provided the security clearance; and Year and Month of Clearance


        Please provide an updated CV with your Expression of Interest.

        Please Note:

        If you are not a registered candidate you will need to be in order to be considered for roles.

        See https://www.publicaffairsjobs.com.au/career-centre/register-with-us/ for more information.


        Karen Paxton Ph 6163 0399 or recruitment@publicaffairs.com.au

        To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@publicaffairs.com.au

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