WA State Manager at The Communications Council

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Western Australian State Manager

16/05/2019

The Communications Council | Perth

The Communications Council

Background

The Communications Council undertakes a wide range of tasks on behalf of its marketing communications corporate members.

The WA State Manager is a key role within the organisation, responsible for bringing the marketing communications industry together, building a strong membership base and raising the profile of the local industry.

The role requires management of the activities and communications specific to the local state market. The position works with the Membership and Professional Development teams based in Sydney to deliver training programs and member services. The Manager will also be expected to develop new initiatives, industry relationships and business opportunities within the local market. The position would suit a candidate with previous agency experience, specifically within account management or production, who is keen to remain connected within the industry, in a part time capacity.


Overview & Key Responsibilities

The role becomes the face of the industry in Perth, involves senior stakeholder engagement with both members and relevant third party organisations, with an ability to recognise and negotiate sponsorship/ partnership opportunities.

You will be responsible for the local delivery of the national priorities under three pillars:
1. Developing People
2. Championing Creativity
3. Demonstrating Value

The role also involves administrative and project management functions.

Membership

As the local state representative, you will manage the State Committee, made up of agency CEO’s and key contacts. You will be required to engage in high level industry forums to drive the agenda of the Communications Council, deliver on member value expectations and represent the organisation in a professional and reputable manner.

You will be working with the Membership team in Sydney to promote the value of membership of the Communications Council and deliver services to benefit members and promote the value of the commercial creativity industry.


The role will encompass:

Membership

  • Promote the value of membership to the local industry. This includes all programs and services on offer as detailed in the membership document attached.
  • Recruit new corporate members using promotional opportunities such as University open days, face to face meetings, industry events and other appropriate methods.
  • Identify, organise and deliver state based grassroots events for TCC, potentially in collaboration of other TCC committees such as the Account Planning Group (APG), AWARD and Youngbloods.
  • Work with Creative Content Editor to generate relevant local content to promote local activity and agencies.
  • Manage all priorities, working closely with the local Chair to set objectives and achieve outcomes of value to the local membership. Provide Minutes and follow up points for the Sydney team to share information and advice of issues as they arise.
  • Attend events and provide assistance at these events as required.

Best Practice Guidance

  • Working with the Membership team, assist and/or lead project development for Best Practice Guides for members and industry. This may include: surveying membership on relevant business issues; collecting data for analysis and reporting; providing input on content and distribution of guides.

Advice

  • Promote our advice service and provide a first point of contact for advice to members where agreed on business issues and code regulations, under the guidance of the CEO and Membership team.
  • Direct queries as required for further legal or other advice. This direction may come to the Sydney office or the relevant industry contact.

Workshops

  • Delivery of PD workshops (eg/ Code & Legal issues)
  • Work with membership team and industry partners to promote the workshops and update content.


Professional Development

A key focus of the position is the delivery of courses and workshops under The Communications Council banner, this includes AdSchool, IPA, AWARD School and Graduate Program (Jumpstart). Working closing with the National PD Manager, this involves the marketing and delivery of courses to the local marketing community.

Tasks include securing venues, lecturers and students, week-to-week management of courses, development of new courses and tailored workshops, assisting with the organisation of graduation functions.

In addition to key educational programs, The Communications Council holds additional professional development sessions for members throughout the year. Where sessions are held nationally, this role provides assistance in the management of session content, promotion to members and local industry, and liaison with presenters and session facilitators.


Preferred background

This role would suit a candidate with previous agency experience, preferably in a senior account director or production lead role. As the role requires a level of autonomy and self management, this would suit someone with the experience to manage an efficient and productive workflow, reporting to management in a timely manner.

The candidate will have a strong knowledge of local industry, contacts within the agency network and a sound understanding of the agency business model.

Skills and attributes

  • budget management
  • project management (the role is very busy!)
  • multi-task
  • client relationships
  • excellent communication - verbal and written
  • ability to work independently and as part of a national team
  • Ability to roll up sleeves and make things happen
  • Flexibility to attend some evening events

The role is permanent part time, ideally 3-4 days per week, with flexibility dependent on the candidate. 

Salary DOE


Contact

To discuss the role further, please contact:

WA State Chair: Gavin Bain gavin@meerkats.com.au
TCC CEO: Tony Hale, CEO at tony@communicationscouncil.org.au