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Jobline: Communications Advisor, NSBS

About Nova Scotia Barristers' Society (NSBS)

As the regulator of the legal profession, the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society protects the public interest in the practice of law. Society is the independent, trusted, and respected regulator of the legal profession. Acting in the public interest, they provide leadership, value, and support to a competent, ethical, inclusive, and engaged legal profession.

The Society is committed to being a workplace that is free of discrimination, values diversity, and is representative, at all job levels, of designated groups and the citizens we serve. We welcome applicants from groups who have historically faced barriers to employment. We encourage you to self-identify in your application.

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About the Communications Advisor

The Communications Advisor is responsible for the development and implementation of an organizational communication plan that aligns and supports the Society’s strategic and operational framework. Specific responsibilities include planning and tactical advice regarding internal and external communications matters, building stakeholder relations as well as brand and reputation management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensures the Society has a Communications plan that is closely aligned with the Strategic and Operational Framework and addresses all aspects of internal and external communications.

  • Provides communication leadership and support to the Executive Director, Management team, Council, and Society departments; works with staff and departments to develop communication plans for specific projects and initiatives.

  • Supports the relationship between the Society and its members, the government, courts, other justice/legal stakeholders, and the public.

  • Enhances the Society’s reputation through integrated communications and online community outreach.

  • Develops and maintains relationships with key media contacts and provides media advisories, arranges interviews, and provides background information and messaging.

  • Manages the Society publications, website, and social media channels and strategies.

  • Monitors and keeps current regarding trends influencing digital and other communications and applies this to communications planning and strategies.

  • Measures and evaluates the Society’s communication and engagement efforts and advises/recommends appropriate responses.

  • Develops and maintains communications policies and procedures.

Requirements, Skills, and Assets

The Communications Advisor ensures the integration of communication and engagement activities within the Society and therefore requires sound judgement, strong communication leadership, and excellent interpersonal skills. In particular, the Communications Advisor role requires:


  • Post-secondary graduate in a relevant discipline (Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Journalism)

  • Minimum 5 years experience as a communications specialist

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills

  • Strong research, writing, presentation, and editing skills (content, grammar, style)

  • Experience with social media platforms and digital analytic tools

  • Proficiency with various software including database management, MS Office, website content management systems

  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and project management skills including strong organization, planning, and time management skills

  • Ability to identify and define clear priorities while managing multiple initiatives simultaneously and responding to new work demands on short notice

  • High level of initiative, resourcefulness, and creative thinking

  • Strong attention to detail


  • Experience with graphic design, photography, video editing, freelance writing

  • Experience with website management (WordPress)

Salary: $66,693 – 83,366

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

How to Apply

If you’re interested in this exciting career opportunity, please submit your application in confidence (including resume and cover letter) to the Society via email at

NSBS offers a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience; a full health benefits package; a retirement savings program as well as flexible work options.

NSBS thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

This position will remain open until filled.

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