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Reference Number 49680
Position Title Communications Advisor - Metro Rail Interface Project (Parkville Station)
Location The Royal Melbourne Hospital - City Campus, Parkville
Award Admin Officers [10]
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  • Part Time Fixed Term, 40 hours per fortnight until June 2020
  • Implement stakeholder management and communication activities for Melbourne Health 
  • Contribute to the successful delivery of Victoria’s biggest Infrastructure project, the Melbourne Metro Rail Project

The Royal Melbourne is one of Victoria’s largest hospitals providing a comprehensive range of health services including acute, sub-acute, general, and specialist medical services throughout inpatient and community based facilities. We are also a proud part of the world renowned Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, working in collaboration to advance research for continuous improvement of clinical care.


The Melbourne Metro Rail Project proposes to increase the capacity, reliability and efficiency of the train line services to meet Melbourne’s projected growth in the North West and South East corridors. It intends to achieve this using two parallel, nine (9) kilometre rail tunnels and five (5) new underground stations to be located at North Melbourne, Parkville, CBD North, CBD South and Domain.

It is recognised that the development of the Parkville Station will have an impact on key organisations, largely health services and research institutes located within the Precinct. With shared needs across the Precinct, the successful candidate will work proactively to facilitate high quality communications and stakeholder engagement activities and be highly experienced in managing sensitive stakeholder interfaces in an issues-rich and complex environment. 


The successful candidate will report to the Senior Project Manager, Metro Rail Interface Project and will be based at Melbourne Health, working closely with the communications teams from the following organisations to ensure there is consistent communications delivered across the precinct including:

  • Melbourne Metro Rail Authority
  • The Royal Melbourne Hospital (part of Melbourne Health)
  • The Royal Women’s Hospital
  • The Royal Children’s Hospital
  • University High School
  • Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Your Opportunity:

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and dynamic communications professional to plan and implement stakeholder management and communication activities for Melbourne Health as part of the Melbourne Metro Interface Project Team (IPT) to support the successful delivery of Victoria’s biggest Infrastructure project, the Melbourne Metro Rail Project.

  • Responsible for  the development and delivery of communications and engagement strategies to support the development of the Parkville Station on behalf of key stakeholders across the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct. 
  • Work closely with the communication teams from organisations within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct and the Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) technical and planning teams to build effective relationships to ensure strong communication and engagement over the life of the project

About You: 

  • A relevant tertiary qualification and experience in communications and stakeholder relations
  • Highly developed negotiation skills with a proven track record in effectively managing complex and highly sensitive negotiations with multiple stakeholders, often with competing priorities and interests
  • Extensive experience in stakeholder relations and/or community engagement, issues management and communications with a demonstrated ability to prepare and implement strategies in complex and issues-rich environments.
  • Strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to produce and present high quality public information to a range of audiences
  • Excellent organisational skills with demonstrated ability to set priorities, manage tasks under pressure and to tight deadlines, provide sound options for decision-making and keep accurate records
  • Experience in a health or infrastructure delivery related sector would be highly regarded 


  • A rewarding career offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement including mentorship and leadership programs
  • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; On-site staff gym, Staff Medical Service, Employee Assistance Program, Peer Support Program - run by our dedicated employees
  • Salary packaging options


Find out more about The Royal Melbourne Hospital https://www.thermh.org.au  If you have any questions or require more information, connect with us.  We look forward to hearing from you.


Melbourne Health is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, ethical practice, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and social inclusion.


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working With Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.


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Contact Person Ajit Singh
Contact Number 0393426413
Closing Date 03/09/2019
Position Description
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