Sense-T seeks experienced Corporate Communications Manager

The University of Tasmania seeks an exceptional Corporate Communications Manager to oversee the communications and marketing strategy for the celebrated Sense-T Program.

Applications are invited for appointment to this position, which will be offered part-time or full-time on a fixed-term basis for 12 months (due to parental leave cover), with the successful appointee being required to take up duty in October 2014.

This is a strategic role reporting to the Sense-T Director with a broad range of corporate communications responsibilities including:-
* Providing strategic communications advice to program leaders
* Strategic development and execution
* Media and public relations
* Government and stakeholder relations
* Marketing and branding
* Event management
* Website and social media presence

The Corporate Communications Manager must have a relevant tertiary qualification with demonstrated experience across a range of corporate communications and marketing functions. They will have an understanding of the academic sector and be politically and media savvy. Experience in science/research communications will be highly valued.

The University of Tasmania recently announced a spin-off company, Sense-Co, to commercialise Sense-T research outcomes, establishing an ecosystem that spans the public, private and research sectors. The Corporate Communications Manager works specifically for Sense-T in the research sector, but will need to consider the broader ecosystem and work closely with colleagues in Sense-Co.

The appointment will be at HEO Level 8 and will have a total remuneration package (full-time) of up to $107,659 per annum (comprising salary within the range $85,134 - $98,319 plus 9.5% superannuation).

For further information about the position please contact Megan Tudehope, on telephone 0450 452 7330450 452 733 or email

The closing date for applications is 22 September 2014.

Access all documents including the Position Description on the University of Tasmania website in the Jobs and Careers section (job reference number 14266).

Published on: 15 Sep 2014