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Public Affairs Manager | Brand Marketing and Communications

Location:  Canberra
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  18 Nov 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1455934




What if your career could have a lasting impact on you, and the World?


At EY we believe that whoever you are, your uniqueness helps us stand apart.

We bring together extraordinary people, like you, to build a better working world.



What’s in it for you? 

As our Oceania Public Affairs Manager, you will be a key part of our team developing and enhancing EY’s corporate reputation and engaging with government. You will also be supporting our Public Policy Leader in building, maintaining, and effectively leveraging strategic relationships and partnerships across government that impact EY Oceania and our profession.


As the Public Affairs Manager, you will be the driving force behind our communication strategies, shaping our narrative, and engaging stakeholders, including at a government level building relationships with ministerial, staffers and the public service, the public, and the media. Your role is instrumental in advancing our objectives and ensuring our messages resonate with diverse audiences.


This exciting opportunity is for a seasoned professional with a deep understanding of the public policy landscape and a track record of successfully communicating and developing policy for complex issues. Whether it’s the ability to negotiate difficult or sensitive political situations diplomatically or your strong research and communication skills – you put all your heart in it and have a wide range of knowledge and insight into government, policy and legislative process and working of political parties.


What we’re looking for

Here’s our ‘wish list’ but don’t worry if you don’t tick all the boxes. We’re interested in your strengths, what you want to learn, and how far you want to go.

  • Minimum of 6+ years proven experience in public policy communications leadership roles within government or professional services.
  • Exceptional research skills and written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to simplify and convey complex policy issues to diverse audiences.
  • Strong understanding of policy advocacy, government affairs, and public policy processes.
  • Demonstrated success in media relations, crisis communication, and issues management within the context of public policy.
  • Strategic and analytical skills, incorporating a strong understanding of, and ability to analyse, the political context in Australia. Existing knowledge of federal parliamentary processes is essential.
  • Strong influencing skills; gain support and commitment from others; mobilize people to take action; use creative approaches to motivate others to meet practice strategic goals; engage with leaders effectively to gain sponsorship for activities.


What we can offer you

  • Explore how a career at EY is yours to build at
  • Discover how, when and where you can work at
  • Learn about our commitment to DE&I at
  • Understand how our benefits can support you, including 26 weeks gender neutral paid parental leave


Acknowledgement of Country

EY acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which EY offices are located around Australia. We pay our respects to their cultures, and to their Elders — past, present, and emerging. Find out more about our vision for reconciliation at


Apply now… we’re over 9,000 perspectives in Australia and we’re ready to welcome yours.


Diversity, equity, and inclusiveness (DE&I) are core to who we are, how we work and how we live our values. We hold a collective commitment to continue to drive an environment where all differences are valued, practices are equitable, and everyone experiences a sense of belonging — where people are inspired to team and lead inclusively in their interactions every day. We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities, cultures, sexual orientations, and gender identities and are committed to providing an equitable and barrier free recruitment experience for all.

We encourage you to share any support and adjustments you need to be your best and participate equitably in our recruitment process. We understand sharing your needs with us can be daunting, so if you have questions before or during your application, we welcome you to get in touch at . Anything you tell us will be kept completely confidential.


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.


EY | Building a better working world

Our preferred applicant will be required to undertake employment screening by EY or our external third-party provider.




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