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Manager, Communications; Brant County Health Unit

Brantford, Ontario
Deadline January 16, 2017

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 (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. Salary rate: $85,545.

Please forward confidential resume by January 16, 2017, 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 Email:

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.