Req ID:  478064 Personnel Area:  Brisbane Infrastructure  Branch:  Transport Planning and Strategy Salary Range:  AUD $69,775 to $75,248 plus superannuation. Remuneration stated is for the full-time positions

Work type:  Termperary Full-time

Duration:    Up to July 2, 2021

Communications Support Officer

If you have experience in social marketing, written communications and engagement, plus you like getting around our city via active travel, then Council’s Travel Behaviour Change team would like to hear from you.

This is a diverse role within the Travel Behaviour Change team that includes Cycling Brisbane (see and Active School Travel.


Tasks will include drafting web and newsletter content, assisting at photo shoots, liaising with designers and Corporate Communications to help create high quality collateral and confidently talk to members of the public at events to inform them and encourage them to actively travel. You will be involved in briefing external and internal contacts to create maps, online forms, surveys, competitions, posters and more.

Experience managing social media channels such as Instagram would be useful, as well as knowledge of the practical applications of social marketing and behaviour change. If you’ve worked on projects related to bikes or active travel, then let us know. New ideas are often explored by the team and you will be encouraged to contribute yours.

The role will require you to work closely other communications professionals to ensure Council’s branding, procurement and key messages are delivered to a high standard for the programs. You’ll also need to work well within a team environment, have good time management skills and be well organised.      |

There may also be a variety of tasks to deliver other initiatives, as outlined in Council’s Transport Plan. 

Key focus areas will also require you to:

  • assist with the evaluation and implementation of communication, social marketing and community engagement strategies
  • assist with writing editing proofing, sourcing quotes, production and budgeting
  • actively assist with community engagement initiatives 
  • develop positive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

Benefits of working for Council include:

  • flexible working hours, and flexible arrangements
  • free gym and wellness centre
  • generous leave provisions
  • competitive salary. 

Working in Council means delivering excellent customer service to the people of Brisbane.  

How to apply:  Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application.  Please upload your current resume and cover letter (of no more than one page) that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role. 

This role will require a Criminal History Check.   

Position description:

Benefits of working for Council: 

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For more information:  Please call Robert Payie on 3178 3950

Closing Date:  Friday 3 April, 2020 at 11:55pm

Brisbane City Council is a multi-award winning accessible and inclusive workplace. Council was awarded 2016 Employer of Year at the National Disability Awards and 2018 & 2019 ‘Gold’ status by the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTI inclusion.  

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