Posted by Hope & Glory
Circa $140,000
25 February, 2021

Senior Adviser

Excellent career opportunity with leading communications advisory business managing cornerstone account.

Hope & Glory is pleased to be the recruiter supporting CPR Communications & Public Relations in its search for a Senior Adviser. CPR is a leading public affairs and communications consultancy with more than twenty-five years’ experience and is part of the ASX-listed Enero Group Limited. The consultancy solves problems and effects change with a team built from the ranks of Australia’s leading journalists, government advisers, corporate affairs executives, public relations directors, and program managers.

An excellent career opportunity has come about for a high-performing Senior Adviser to join CPR in a role focussed on local government advocacy. The successful candidate will lead a cornerstone account for the business – Regional Cities Victoria (RCV) – among other projects.

RCV is a regional leadership group dedicated to building a sustainable Victoria through regional growth. Comprised of local Council Mayors and CEOs, RCV provides strategic advice and advocacy to State and Federal Governments for policies to enable Victoria’s regional centres to grow and develop.

This varied role with CPR will draw on a number of disciplines including stakeholder engagement, business event management and policy development. It will suit applicants with a talent for detailed planning, excellent communication skills, the ability to form strong client relationships and an interest in building thriving communities through good public policy.

To be the successful applicant, you will need to be someone who can quickly adapt to the political, social, business and media context in which the role operates. Reporting to CPR’s Managing Director and working as part of a high performing team, the role requires a highly-skilled individual who can blend strategic abilities with a preparedness to execute. You will need strong, broad skills including (but not limited to):

• stakeholder engagement
• policy positioning
• government relations
• account management.

Your application for the role likely demonstrates the following:

• Relevant degree qualifications
• Government relations experience from political and / or public sector settings
• The ability to work effectively with an influential group of senior stakeholders
• An understanding of the political and media landscapes in Victoria
• Excellent organisational skills
• Exceptional written skills.

You bring a mature and considered approach to your work. Your colleagues and clients will seek your advice on a range of complex matters because of your ability to provide wise counsel. A strong team orientation and collegiality are distinct hallmarks of your work style.

The role is to be offered as an ongoing position. Hope & Glory has been advised that the role is ideally 5 days a week, however there is some flexibility around the structure of the week and/or for 4 days. The work will generally be conducted on-site, with flexible work-from-home options. This role will include occasional travel to regional Victoria and to the ACT.

Interested to know more? Please make it the first step to apply online so that Hope & Glory can make an early assessment of your potential suitability. Enquiries can be directed to Matt Harrison at Hope & Glory on 03/9578-1000.
All applications and enquiries will be responded to, and the outcome of the process will be made known to all applicants.

All applicants must have full work rights for Australia and the preferred applicant/s eventually will undergo full background checks.

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As the retained recruitment partner on this assignment, any third-party and direct applications sent to CPR, Enero Group or RCV will be returned to Hope & Glory for assessment.

Hope & Glory is Melbourne’s nimble recruitment practice for marketing, media and communications.

Employment conditions

Job Type
Circa $140,000

For further information

Matt Harrison