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Organisation : Melton City Council

Location : Melbourne (Melton)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $93,835 per annum (Salary Negotiable) + 10% Super + RDO

Application closing date : 26 Nov, 2021

About the role

The Opportunity

Strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities’ equity and inclusion, in ways that respect and celebrate culture, knowledge and self-determination.  This role works with Traditional Owners, Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations, diverse community members and community organisations as well as across Council departments to deliver on Council and Wellbeing Plan 2021-2025 commitments.

This role reports to the Coordinator Community Capacity.

Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitating consultation and engagement processes and relationships with stakeholders for positive outcomes.
  • Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities on a range of matters associated with this portfolio, including cultural, historical and heritage
  • Managing key projects and events that draw on and enhance community strengths.
  • Developing and reporting for the City of Melton’s Reconciliation Action Plan.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Tertiary qualification relevant to the role, such as community development, human services and social sciences with relevant experience in community development services and/or social planning.
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and high-level understanding of cultural, historical and heritage.
  • Experience managing community consultation and engagement processes with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Policy and strategy creation and implementation skills.
  • Excellent project management and communication skills.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Melton City Council

The City of Melton is a place where everyone belongs. Our community is vibrant and diverse and one of the fastest developing in Australia. Our organisation strives to provide our community with state of the art, excellent amenity, health and wellbeing and to support our community to be a lifelong learning city. We invest in innovation and our people’s professional and personal development. We offer generous leave and flexibility that best suits your lifestyle and a collaborative and inclusive culture. You’ll be able to work close to home and have new cafes and shops opening every day amongst the heritage buildings and open green spaces of one of Melbourne’s fastest growing municipalities.

Culture and Values

Our vision for our community is to be: “a thriving community where everyone belongs” and that means there’s a place here for you too. Our organisational values represent us as an established growth Council and the values are reflected in everything we do; our decision-making, our actions and our service provision to the community. Council has a diverse and vibrant organisation and we’d love to have you join us to help shape a city for the future.

We are Vibrant MELTON. Our values are:

  • Motivate
  • Empower
  • Lead
  • Trust
  • Open
  • Nurture 


There are a number of great reasons why our people love working at Melton City Council: 

  • 19 Day Month
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Extensive Career Development & Leadership Programs
  • 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carer Leave
  • Family Room available including Breastfeeding Facilities (Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace accredited)
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Social Club Activities
  • Subsidised Uniforms

To read more about our benefits visit

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Engagement Office via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Advocacy, #Community_Services, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Community_Development, #Community_Engagement

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