Senior Engagement Officer - Community And Place

Town of Port Hedland

Port Hedland, WA

Posted 4/23/2021

The Town

Port Hedland is a dynamic, diverse town in Western Australia’s beautiful North West that enjoys a relaxed lifestyle. We are proud of our stunning landscapes, Aboriginal heritage, vibrant multicultural community and our significant resources industry. At the Town of Port Hedland, let your career take-off as you tackle challenges unique to the region, collaborate with a range of people from all walks of life and become part of a vibrant team that is making real change in the Pilbara.

The Role

The Senior Engagement Officer: Community and Place is responsible for facilitating the development, delivery and evaluation of priority projects and programs within the Town’s Community Development Team. The position is required to work with a range of internal and external stakeholders within evidence-based community capacity building frameworks to respond to community needs and pursue opportunities to build thriving and resilient communities.

This is an opportunity for you to transform strategic concepts into practical outcomes. The role requires that you have a relevant tertiary degree in community engagement, community development, social policy, communications or another relevant field and a minimum three years’ experience in a major company or government.

Work Related Requirements

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • Relevant tertiary degree in community engagement, community development, social policy, communications or another relevant field
  • Minimum three years’ experience in community engagement or development in a major company or government
  • National Police Clearance
  • Current ‘C’ class drivers licence
  • Rights to work in Australia

Employee Benefits

In addition to the salary our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include:

  • $18,831.28 per year Port Hedland Allowance to asssit with housing and living costs
  • Six weeks annual leave + 17.5% leave loading
  • Wellness program (includes gym membership, pool passes etc.)
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Paid parental leave
  • Superannuation co-contribution scheme

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online.

If you are unable to apply online, please forward your application documents to Human Resources, Attention “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” either by:

Post: PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721

Hand: Civic Centre, McGregor Street, Port Hedland WA 6721

Applicants are advised to write a cover letter of no more than two (2) pages outlining how your skills, capabilities and experience will contribute to their success in this position. Applicants who do not attach a cover letter may not be considered in the first round of shortlisting. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is received in full prior to the closing date and time.

Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar vacancies during the six month period following the conclusion of this recruitment process.

For further information about this position please contact Cara Cascao, Manager Community development (08) 9158 9778.

The Town reserves the right to commence shortlisting prior to the closing date.

Applications close 11.45pm 2 May 2021.

The Town of Port Hedland is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

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