Candidates should: (a) have a Hong Kong bachelor degree, or equivalent, preferably in the fields of social science, arts and humanities, communication, public relations, journalism or marketing; (b) have at least 6 years’ post-degree full-time working experience in public affairs, corporate communication, public relations, promotions or event management [See Note (1)]; (c) have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to communicate effectively (both written and spoken) with internal and external stakeholders, including the business sector, professional bodies, non-governmental organisations, public bodies, Government Departments, charitable organisations, arts and cultural groups, schools, etc; (d) have excellent writing proficiency in English and Chinese, be fluent in spoken English and Cantonese, with Level 3 or above in English Language and Chinese Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination or in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent [See Note (2)]; and (e) be proficient in computer software applications including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher.
(1) Candidates should state in detail their working experience in the application form. (2) For non-civil service appointment purpose, ‘Grade C’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 3’ in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
The Child Development Fund (CDF) was set up in April 2008 to fund projects which promote the long term development of young people aged between 10 and 16 from a disadvantaged background. The aim is to widen these young people’s horizons, enhance their exposure, help them develop a savings habit and plan for the future, so as to assist them in overcoming inter-generational poverty. Nearly 7 000 young people from low-income families have already benefited from the CDF. More details of CDF are available at www.cdf.gov.hk.
The Labour and Welfare Bureau is recruiting a Public Relations Manager (Child Development Fund) for the Poverty Team. Main duties of the Public Relations Manager (Child Development Fund) are:
(a) to assist in contacting and reaching out potential supporters of CDF projects and to conduct related research for seeking partners which might be interested in CDF; (b) to liaise and co-ordinate with a wide range of stakeholders, including the business sector, professional bodies, non-governmental organisations, public bodies, Government Departments, charitable organisations, arts and cultural groups, schools, etc, in working out the detailed arrangements of various extra activities/events for CDF participants and to implement them, with the aim of broadening the participants’ horizon and enriching their life experience; (c) to provide support to CDF in implementing various public relations and publicity events, including an annual large-scaled ceremony; (d) to work out the details of promotion of CDF via the printed, electronic and new media and other means and execute the promotion initiatives, with a view to cultivating the community’s support in recruiting mentors and providing matching donation to CDF participants; and (e) to carry out any other duties as and when required.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidate will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for a period of 24 months and is expected to assume duty in the second quarter of 2015.
In addition to general holidays, maternity/paternity leave and sickness allowance, 14 days’ paid annual leave will be granted under a continuous contract of employment for every 12 months. An end-of-contract gratuity may be granted if the contract is satisfactorily completed with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. This gratuity, if granted, plus the Government’s contributions to the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, will be equal to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period.
(a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise. (b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race. (c) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service. (d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made. (e) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination and/or interview. (f) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview/written examination without being subject to any further shortlisting criteria. (g) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the below enquiry address.
How to apply:
Application forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Public Enquiry Service Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Completed application form, together with a cover letter, a resume showing detailed job descriptions of all current and previous employment, and a copy of academic/professional qualifications, relevant certificates and official transcripts of studies, should be sent to the address below by post on or before the closing date. Candidates who are not invited for interview within eight weeks from the closing date may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. The Labour and Welfare Bureau is not obliged to inform individual applicant of unsuccessful applications.
Personnel Registry, Labour and Welfare Bureau, 10/F, West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong.
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News (20 March, 27 March and 3 April 2015) and South China Morning Post (21 March, 28 March and 4 April 2015)