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Organisation : East Gippsland Shire Council

Location : VIC Regional (Bairnsdale )

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Corporate Social Responsibility, Management, Project Management

Sector : Community Development, Government

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : From $97,524.29 per annum + super

Application closing date : 25 Feb, 2024

About the organisation

Organisation Name : East Gippsland Shire Council

About the role

We Are East Gippsland Shire

East Gippsland is a natural playground with over 21,000 square km of land including high country, nine national parks, two significant marine parks, Australia’s largest navigable inland lake system and stunning coastlines included!

East Gippsland Shire Council is a large regional council covering 10% of Victoria. With a workforce of over 600 passionate community members, EGSC offers challenging and rewarding skills development and the ability to work with a range of teams across a range of locations. 

A unique blend of nature, culture, and recreational opportunities, East Gippsland Shire is a captivating destination for those looking to broaden their skills whilst enjoying an enviable lifestyle. 

The Opportunity

As the Social and Community Planning Coordinator for EGSC, you’ll play a crucial role in the development and delivery of social strategy, policy and community planning in line with Council’s broader policy direction and community needs. 

You’ll collaborate with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders including the wider community to represent the Shire, provide advice and ensure Council delivers on community initiatives.

You’ll take on:

  • A lead role for the development and monitoring of Council’s Community Planning, Reconciliation Action Plan, Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan and other relevant planning or policy documents
  • Coordinating community and internal engagement to deliver polices, plans and position statements relating to social, health and wellbeing outcomes and changing community needs
  • Ensuring Council’s ongoing community focus, supporting wellbeing and capacity building through access to information, planning and community development
  • Using data and analytics to understand current and future social and community needs

This is a permanent, full-time opportunity leading a team of three and is based from the Pyke Street office in Bairnsdale.

Things You’re Proud Of (Key Selection Criteria)

  • A relevant qualification and extensive experience in community planning, social planning, or a related field
  • Project research and management skills
  • Experience in the preparation of high level strategic, community focused plans and policy. 
  • Understanding of community and social planning and demonstrated practice of using these understandings to apply to meaningful planning and engagement projects.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills.
  • High level knowledge of community engagement and public participation methodology and the ability to lead community engagement initiatives.
  • Excellent time management, conflict resolution and negotiating skills.
  • People management skills.
  • A current, valid Victorian driver’s licence.

If successful, you will need to undertake a police check, psychometric testing and hold a current and valid Working With Children Check. You must also be legally entitled to work in Australia.

Things We’re Proud Of

  • Monthly ADO schedule
  • Flexibility to work from home
  • Work on a banded salary that increases annually to the top end of the band
  • Opportunities for professional development including study assistance
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave
  • Annual leave loading
  • Employee Assistance Program and Social Club
  • Discounted membership to our Recreation Centres
  • Great work-life balance, so close to great holiday destinations, beaches, mountains, parks and lakes.

How To Apply

If this sounds like your next move, apply now and attach:

  1. A cover letter stating why you are interested in the position and what you will bring to East Gippsland Shire Council 
  2. A current resume which includes your personal details, education, qualifications, work experience and the contact details of two (2) work-related referees.
  3. A statement providing detailed responses to each of the key selection criteria as stated in the position description.

Applications close at 11.59pm on 25 February 2024

Questions? For a confidential discussion about the position or to learn more, please contact Brendan Lott, Manager Community Programs and Engagement, on (03) 5153 9500.

East Gippsland Shire Council is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTIQA+, gender diverse people, religiously, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of any age. 

East Gippsland Shire Council is committed to upholding the Child Safe Standards and has a zero tolerance for child abuse and harm. To uphold these standards a valid working with children check is required to be held for applicable positions.

Why You'll love working here

Equal Opportunity Employer

Work from home

Equal Opportunity Employer

Professional development assistance

How to apply

If this sounds like your next move, apply now and attach: 

  1. A cover letter stating why you are interested in the position and what you will bring to East Gippsland Shire Council  
  2. A current resume which includes your personal details, education, qualifications, work experience and the contact details of two (2) work-related referees. 
  3. A statement providing detailed responses to each of the key selection criteria as stated in the position description. 
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Sector: #Community_Development, #Government
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