Casual Pool - Strategic Communications Unit

Location: Adelaide CBD

Salary: Renumeration based on classification - see below for details

Job type: Casual Pool - applications will be kept on file up to 31 December 2019

Closing date: Tuesday 31 December 2019

Reference number: NA


From time to time, the Strategic Communications Unit may require people to fill short-term or project based work, likely at the ASO3 to ASO6 level. Positions may be required on a full-time or part-time basis in the areas of:

  • media, issues management and public relations
  • strategic communications
  • digital communications, including web publishing
  • project communications, including stakeholder engagement.

The Strategic Communications Unit is part of the Policy and Partnerships branch within the Agriculture, Food and Wine division. This team operates in a dynamic and fast-paced environment to achieve the media and communication priorities of PIRSA.

The Strategic Communications Unit is responsible for:

  • communicating about PIRSA and the work it does with industry, regions and the broader community, and conveying important information about research, development, policy and compliance matters
  • media management, including proactive planning, issues management (including emergency response), liaison with journalists and the Minister’s Office and the development of media handling strategies
  • internal and corporate communications
  • digital communications, including social media and website management
  • agency communication policies and guidelines, including branding, writing style guides, media, web accessibility, sponsorships, engagement and digital communications
  • planning and executing communication strategies to support PIRSA programs and objectives.

About Us

Primary Industries and Regions SA, as a key economic development agency of the South Australian Government, works across a diverse range of industry sectors including agriculture, livestock, forestry, fishing and aquaculture and regional development. We involve and engage with others to ensure we make good decisions, have clear policies, plan and implement effective programs, drive relevant projects, promote efficient resource use and broker shared responsibility. In this way we enable the State’s primary industry sectors and regions to remain competitive, productive and sustainable.


At PIRSA, we offer our employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development and flexibility.

Our Commitment to Diversity

PIRSA is committed to building a flexible, diverse and inclusive culture, planning for and promoting diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse community groups and ages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ, people with disabilities, women and other diversity groups. PIRSA recognises the benefits that such an approach brings for our staff and customers in delivering the future of SA.

Special Conditions

This is a request for Casual Pool applications and your application will be kept on file up to 31 December 2019 and as roles become available, successful applicants may be drawn from this pool. You may be contacted if a position arises. Appointment will be made dependent on the requirements of the role and the skills and knowledge of the candidate. Work outside of normal hours and on weekends may be required. A current driver's licence and a willingness to drive is required. The incumbent may be required to undertake training and be willing to participate in emergency preparedness and response activities required by government agencies.


ASO3 $39.73 minimum to $42.41 maximum per hour
ASO4 $45.13 minimum to $47.36 maximum per hour
ASO5 $50.50 minimum to $56.29 maximum per hour
ASO6 $58.14 minimum to $61.56 maximum per hour.

Enquiries and Applications

Please provide your current CV (no more than 5 pages), the contact information of at least 2 referees with 1 being your immediate supervisor/manager, a covering letter and a completed Pre-Employment Declaration form and Declaration of Conflict of Interest form to:

Your application will be placed onto a register. It is not an application for a position.

Applications Close: 31 December 2019

Supporting Documents:

Flexibility Statement

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

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