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Community Liaison Co-ordinator

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Organisation : Highett Community Financial Services Limited

Location : Melbourne (Highett)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Media

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 27 Jun, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Highett Community Financial Services Limited

Highett Community Financial Services Limited operates Highett Community Bank® Branch, a franchise of the Bendigo & Adelaide Bank. The Branch opened on 17 March 2001 and has invested over $2.55 million into the community through sponsorships, grants and donations. We support many amazing local community organisations and sporting groups as well as schools and kindergartens.

We service a community that has within it over 100 community groups (including religious institutions, schools, sporting clubs and service providers), two Councils – Kingston & Bayside and 6 state and federal members of parliament. We are a public unlisted company with almost 400 local shareholders.

About the role

We are a dynamic and energized team of volunteer Directors and Branch staff moving into a phase of growth, innovation, and deeper partnerships with the local community.

We are seeking to recruit a Community Liaison Co-ordinator to liaise and provide support between the branch and our community groups.


Essential skills:

  • Communication skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to participate in robust discussion and tactfully and effectively communicate your point of view.
  • Strategic thinking: Ability to differentiate between operational and strategic matters, to review the strategy constructively and openly, and contribute to the effective decision-making of the board.
  • Time management: Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage time effectively.



  • Local: Living or working locally to Highett and surrounding areas
  • Connected: Existing connections with local community organisations (groups, sporting clubs, schools).
  • Marketing & social media experience: focus on brand development, BEN products and community engagement – liaise with Social Media team to continue to develop awareness and opportunities for building our brand



  • Public Speaking skills:  Ability to articulate and lead presentations at community events and provide written feedback after the event.
  • Administration skills: Provide support to the board, boar sub-committees and working groups and the branch staff.
  • Working with others: Sensitive to the needs of others and demonstrates interest in their views. Relates well to people of all backgrounds and cultures and adapts style accordingly.
  • Commercial awareness: Understands and applies good commercial acumen to improve business performance.
  • Integrity: Operates ethically and with integrity, understanding the importance to put the company’s interests before your own. Also recognises conflicts of interest and acts appropriately.
  • Community engagement: Community-minded with an interest in “giving back”.


Time Commitment

  • A part-time role.  Able to tailor/allocate hours according to job specifications and needs.  Able to work autonomously but also check in with directors and report progress
  • Attendance at the AGM
  • Attendance at key Community partner events
  • Dealing with emails and other communication obligations


In return, we offer:

  • The opportunity to work with a dynamic, dedicated, close-knit team.
  • The opportunity to build a strong locally owned business that gives back to the community
  • A sense of satisfaction from making a difference and supporting a positive impact in the local community
  • Opportunity creat autonomy in this role being supported by a great team 

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Community Liaison Co-ordinator via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Administration_and_Office_Support, #Journalism_and_PR, #Marketing_Media_and_Communications, #Program_Coordination_and_Management
Sector: #Community_Development, #Community_Engagement, #Media


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