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Manager, Communications, Brant County Health Unit

Brantford, Ontario
Deadline September 2, 2014

The Brant County Health Unit is an accredited community health agency that provides public health programs and services to a mixed urban and rural population of approximately 130,000.  Situated on the banks of the Grand River, Brantford is short drive to Toronto, London and Hamilton.  

Manager, Communications, Brant County Health Unit (One Year Contract)

Reporting to the Executive Director, the incumbent will lead the overall communication strategy required at the Health Unit by the Ontario Public Health Standards and its Protocols. To support program-specific communication initiatives, the incumbent will  co-ordinate and facilitate internal and external communications of Health Unit programs; manage media relations; and consult with management and staff on public relations, communication strategies including management of social media.

Qualified applicants must possess a relevant Master’s degree complimented by at least three years’ experience in a similar capacity. As well, superior oral and written communication skills must be matched by experience developing strategic communication strategies, policies and social marketing campaigns. Experienced project management and supervisory experience is also necessary.   

We offer an attractive benefit package and starting salary range ($81,207 to $84,262).

Please forward confidential resume by September 2, 2014, by 4:00 p.m. to:

Kathy Weidhaas, Human Resources Manager
Brant County Health Unit
194 Terrace Hill Street
Brantford, ON N3R 1G7 
Fax (519)753-2140 

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.  Personal information submitted will be used for the purposes of this competition only, and is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act.

Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.