Campaigns, Events and Relationships Manager

Australian High Commission
Starting Salary of £52,831 - £58,003 per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Public Affairs / Policy
Manager / Mid-Management
Public Sector
Business Type
Flexible Working Hours, Pension
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Contract: Permanent

Full-Time: 36.75 hours per week

Classification: LE6

Starting Salary: £52,831 - £58,003 per annum


About the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The role of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. This involves strengthening Australia’s security, enhancing Australia’s prosperity, delivering an effective and high-quality overseas aid program and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas.

The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the Australian Government. DFAT also works with other Australian government agencies to drive coordination of Australia’s pursuit of global, regional and bilateral interests.

About the Position

The Campaign, Events and Relationships Manager is responsible for developing and implementing Australian Government communications and public diplomacy campaigns to advance Australia’s national interests, policy priorities and influence in the United Kingdom.

This role involves translating communications campaigns and public diplomacy programs into impactful events and activities, cultivating partnerships and sponsorship opportunities, and innovative use of virtual and digital platforms.  This position reports directly to the Head of Public Diplomacy. 

The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage, plan and coordinate Australia’s public campaigns and events across the United Kingdom that have a strategic communications and public diplomacy objective, including managing the delivery of multiple concurrent activities; coordinating stakeholders, partners and target audiences; and overseeing event set up and completion
  • Develop and strengthen Australian Government strategic relationships in the United Kingdom, negotiate and liaise with a broad range of stakeholders; and recommend new engagement opportunities
  • Develop and execute activities and events in support of high-level visits in consultation with relevant members of the Visits, Events and Client Services Team
  • In consultation with the Section and Branch Heads, liaise with external organisations promoting Australia-UK ties to identify activities that amplify Australian Government objectives in the United Kingdom
  • Manage a database of Australian interests, activities and key stakeholders across the United Kingdom, including coordinating input from multiple areas, ensure its accuracy and provide specialist advice, reports and data analysis
  • Liaise with UK government agencies, think-tanks, foundations, institutions and peak bodies to identify and promote public diplomacy opportunities in consultation with the Head of Public Diplomacy
  • Identify and secure sponsorship to supplement branch activities
  • Represent and promote Australian interests at a range of forums, events and meetings
  • Provide support across the Public Diplomacy branch    


  • Direct experience in public diplomacy, strategic campaigns, public relations, communication and/or media management
  • Ability to work collegiately and flexibly as part of a small team to deliver high quality results
  • Highly effective relationship management, liaison, representational and interpersonal communication skills, including in dealing with both internal and external clients and stakeholders
  • Highly effective organisational skills, including proven experience in high-level and complex event management, including event design and delivery
  • Experience in securing sponsorship
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision, apply good judgment and innovation, to achieve work objectives in a timely manner often under pressure
  • A broad knowledge of Australia’s interests in the United Kingdom

General Requirements

  • Right to Work in the United Kingdom
  • The position will require anti-social hours including some after hours and weekend work
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Baseline Australian Government security clearance is desirable


Please address each of the selection criteria for the role in the spaces provided on the application form. Drawing on your prior experience, please provide examples of where you have demonstrated the required competencies or transferrable skills.

The word limit is strictly 250 word per response. The panel will not assess responses that exceed the word limit.

A. Ability to contribute to the High Commission’s Public Diplomacy strategy through strategic campaigns, communications and public relations

B. Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to build effective relationships, influence senior stakeholders and negotiate favourable outcomes.

C. Proven experience managing high-level events including event design and delivery, as well as complex logistics management.

D. Effective judgement and decision-making skills plus the ability to innovate and use initiative, adapting to changing demands and circumstances in order to solve problems.

E. Strong planning and organisational skills with the ability to deliver outcomes under pressure and manage a range of competing projects under limited supervision.

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