Industry Marketing Coordinator - Fishing/Aquaculture, PLF
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Project Overview and Role
The Pacific Labour Scheme and the Seasonal Worker Programme are two employment programs sponsored by the Australian government, which allow citizens of Pacific Countries to take up low and semi-skilled work opportunities with Australian employers in certain locations and industries. These programs increase circular labour mobility within Pacific countries, which builds people-to-people links and supports increased economic growth, employment and investment across the region.
The Pacific Labour Facility (PLF) facilitates the connection of Australian employers with Pacific workers for both these programs. The facility also provides continuous support to Pacific workers who are taking part in the programs. The PLF will act as trusted intermediary in connecting Australian employers with Pacific workers and in its partnerships with Pacific countries, the private sector and other stakeholders. The PLF is managed by Palladium on behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT).
PLF require multiple Industry Marketing Coordinators who will be responsible for promotional activities to enhance awareness amongst Australian industries, its sectors and employers, of Pacific Labour Mobility programs, stimulating demand for Pacific workers longer-term in the fishing/aquaculture industry. Permanent location of this position is to be decided, in consideration of the successful candidates specialised industry. It is expected the Industry Marketing Coordinators will spend approximately one week per month in the Brisbane Pacific Labour Facility office. The critical objectives of these roles are to increase the number of employers engaged in the PLS and the number of PLS visas issued to workers recruited by newly approved employers.
- Coordinate and implement fishing/aquaculture industry-specific promotional and educational activities to increase the awareness and demand for Pacific workers required by Australian employers;
- Assist with developing and undertaking outreach in each State and Territory to build demand within the fishing/aquaculture industry for Pacific labour mobility and proactively manage risks of displacement of Australian job seekers, particularly young and unemployed Australians;
- Design and implement activities to enhance awareness amongst eligible employers of Pacific workers;
- Encourage Australian employers to actively contribute to annual planning, monitoring, reflection and learning to ensure that the PLS and SWP meet employer needs;
- Contribute and utilise social and traditional media to promote the opportunity to employ Pacific workers;
- Engage initially with national fishing/aquaculture organisations/industry bodies to explain the program and develop a strategy to promote the PLS to their constituency;
- Contribute to strict vetting and selection of employers through employer site visits and subsequent reporting;
- Contribute to strengthening Government, private sector and civil society partnerships on Pacific labour mobility.
Desirable skills and experience:
- Has established connections within Australian fishing/aquaculture industry and business community
- Strong existing networks in fishing/aquaculture industry
- Experience in stakeholder engagement, International and Government relations [i.e. can build effective relationships with the Australian counterparts across the public and private sector
- Brings (or will develop) a strong understanding of labour mobility in the Pacific and its challenges
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Superior communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Education in Marketing, Communications, International relations or a similar discipline.
- Project management.
- Qualifications relating to the industry in which they are experts.