(a) have a bachelor’s degree or above from a local university, or equivalent; majoring in business administration, marketing, public relations, communication or journalism is an advantage;
(b) have at least eight years’ full-time post-qualification working experience in event organisation, corporate communications, public relations or media liaison; relevant work experience in the management of websites, digital and social media is an advantage;
(c) have met the language proficiency requirements of Level 3 [Note (b)] or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent;
(d) have preferably solid work exposure in public organisations or sizable corporations;
(e) have excellent command of spoken and written Chinese and English; proficiency in Putonghua is an advantage;
(f) have a superior acumen for public affairs, especially land development and related matters;
(g) possess strong communication and interpersonal skills;
(h) be self-motivated, capable of working independently, outgoing and creative; and
(i) be proficient in computer use; well versed in using PowerPoint and graphic design software is an advantage.
(a) Applicants will not be considered if they fail to meet any of the entry requirements above by the closing date of application.
(b) For non-civil service appointment purpose, “Grade C” in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 is accepted administratively as comparable to “Level 3” in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
(c) Applicants should state under the “Nature of Work” section in G.F. 340 whether each of their employment involves full-time work experience in event organisation, corporate communications, and public relations/media liaison.
(d) The post holder may be required to work outdoors and irregular hours or overtime, including evenings, weekends and public holidays.
Public Relations Officer will undertake the following duties:
(a) to assist in formulating and implementing the public relations strategy for the development of the Northern Metropolis;
(b) to plan public engagement activities for the Northern Metropolis, including organisation of publicity campaigns, outreach programmes and social media events;
(c) to liaise and co-operate with relevant government bureaux/departments, external organisations and other relevant parties on public relations matters in relation to the development of the Northern Metropolis;
(d) to supervise the work of public relations consulting firms;
(e) to produce public relations materials in relation to the Northern Metropolis;
(f) to prepare press releases and publications, and assist in answering media and public enquires; and
(g) to perform any other tasks as assigned by senior officers.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidate will be employed on non-civil service contract terms for a period of one year. Renewal of contract will be subject to the service need of the Bureau and the performance of the candidate.
(a) 14 days paid annual leave in respect of each leave year will be granted for employment under a continuous contract for not less than 12 months.
(b) The benefits in respect of rest days, statutory holidays, maternity leave or paternity leave, and sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in accordance with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance and confirmed at the time of the offer of appointment.
(c) A gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the full contract period with consistently high standard of performance. The amount of gratuity payable will be the sum which, when added to the Government’s contribution to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, equals 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 selection 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 without being subject to any further shortlisting criteria. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet “Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities” which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau’s website at https://www.csb.gov.hk under “Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments”.
(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. Applicants should submit copies of relevant official transcripts and certificates together with the application form to the contact address stated below.
(h) The personal data provided by job applicants will be used by the Development Bureau for recruitment and employment-related purposes. It may be provided to government departments and other organisations or agencies authorised to process the information for purposes relating to recruitment by and employment with the Government e.g. qualifications assessment, medical examination, employer reference and integrity checking, etc. as may be necessary. For correction of or access to personal data, please write to the Personnel Section of the Planning and Lands Branch of the Development Bureau by fax at 2509 0346, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post to 18/F, West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong.
How to apply:
(a) Application forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centre of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centre 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).
(b) Completed application forms, TOGETHER with (1) copies of relevant certificates and transcript in support of academic qualifications, and (2) copies of employment proof, should reach the contact address indicated below on or before the closing date of application with the envelope clearly marked “Application for the position of Public Relations Officer”.
(c) The postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the submission date of application. Applicants should ensure that correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage is paid if the application is sent by post. Any underpaid mail items will be returned or disposed of by the Hongkong Post. Candidates will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage.
(d) Applications submitted by email or fax, or not made in the prescribed form, or incomplete, or unsigned, or without the required supporting documents or late will NOT be accepted.
(e) Applicants are encouraged to provide an email address on the application form. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation by email in about eight to ten weeks from the closing date of application, but this timing is subject to change without prior notification to applicants. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Personnel Section, Planning and Lands Branch, Development Bureau, 18/F, West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong