Ref.: 201800099
Posting Title: Communication Officer (Mental Health) (at the rank of Executive Officer)
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Closing Date: February 28, 2018


Communication Officer (Mental Health) (at the rank of Executive Officer) in the Department of Psychiatry (Ref.: 201800099) (to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary)

Applicants should have a good Bachelor’s degree or above in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or a related discipline, with at least 5 years’ full-time work experience of which 2 years are in community mental health.  They should have an excellent command of spoken and written English and Chinese; good interpersonal, organizational and communication skills; be mature, flexible, passionate and committed; be a good team player and tactful in dealing with people; and be able to work under pressure and multitasking condition.  The appointee will participate in the project “Jockey Club Mental Wellness Project for Women” which is a 3-year comprehensive and eclectic project funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust for women-in-need from disadvantaged background.  The project has community public awareness, screening, intervention, training, and research elements.  As members of a multi-disciplinary team based in the University of Hong Kong, they will work in partnership with three NGO partners and the Hospital Authority.  The project aims to develop a model of community women’s mental health that provides data and experience for future service development in Hong Kong.  The appointee will be responsible for the overall planning, execution and evaluation of public awareness programmes to enhance public knowledge, and facilitate the community-based mental health screening of women-in-need in the community.  He/She will also work with team members on the delivery of public education activities and setup of online platform; prepare write-up, materials and reports; and perform other related duties as assigned.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to the Department at  Application forms (345/1111) can be downloaded at  Further particulars can be obtained at  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until February 28, 2018, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University places great emphasis on developing staff potential, and has in place a variety of development opportunities and assistance for staff at different stages of their career.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.