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Communications Manager, Executive Level 1, Australian Building Codes Board

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: Executive Level 1

About the team

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is a Council of Australian Government (COAG) standards writing body that is responsible for developing the National Construction Code (NCC), comprising the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA). As part of its core business, the ABCB provides the NCC for free online, along with supporting materials such as handbooks, case studies and videos to facilitate a well understood and utilised code. This new position is part of the Digital Transformation Team which includes marketing and communications services, digital projects and organisational ICT services.

The role of Communications Manager – Digital Transformation Team is responsible for developing and managing all the marketing and communications activities for the ABCB. This includes the CodeMark and WaterMark initiatives, as well as the National Construction Code.

Our ideal candidate

The successful candidate will have the skill set outlined below:

  • Understanding of ABCB communication and promotional activities.
  • Well-developed stakeholder engagement, communication and organisational skills.
  • Ability to project manage a variety of activities with competing deadlines.
  • Knowledge and experience working within a range of digital marketing channels.
  • Experience with enterprise Content Management Systems (CMS).
  • Experience in managing staff.
  • Tertiary qualifications in stakeholder management, communications or marketing.

What you will do

The successful candidate will:

  • develop and implement communications and engagement strategies, including providing assistance and advice to ongoing external communication campaigns with regard for the Stakeholder Engagement Model
  • broaden and develop relationships with key industry stakeholder bodies to facilitate distribution of key messages
  • manage and coordinate ABCB communication and promotional campaigns and activities, including but not limited to, social media, email alerts, promotion, advertising, graphic design
  • manage website content and design, with direction
  • provide oversight and advice on stakeholder engagement and consultation around the CitizenSpace platform
  • manage schedules, budgets and expenditure for communication and engagement activities
  • identify and develop marketing and communication products
  • own and evolve the organisation’s brand portfolio
  • manage and provide guidance and mentorship to APS5 Marketing Coordinator, including providing appropriate work and delegate communications and engagement activities.


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.

This position requires a Negative Vetting 1 (NV1) security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.

How to apply

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, resume and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.

You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide:

  1. an explanation of how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role (limit your response to between 300 and 500 words)
  2. tell us about three (3) professional achievements within the last 5 years that you are proud of (limit your total response to between 300 and 500 words)

You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format)

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Richard Czeiger via


This recruitment process is being used to fill an ongoing Executive Level 1 position. A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing Executive Level 1 vacancies should they become available within 12 months form the date advertised.

Learn more about the department

The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.

The department is committed to a workplace culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity, embraces the unique skills and qualities of all our employees and is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disability. If you require some assistance with your application, or need this in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at or (02) 6276 1235 or refer to our Applying for a position information.

Select the links on the left-hand side of the page for more useful information about a career with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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