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Community Partnerships and Development Officer - Hervey Bay

Australian Red Cross

Applicants must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. This is a special measure under section 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld)

  • Full time position
  • Ongoing role
  • Based in Hervey Bay, QLD

Who are we

Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. Our aim is to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in Australia and across our region.

About the role

This position will contribute to enabling place-based operational goals and work plans and provide direct service delivery support by adopting the Red Cross placed-based community development approach which aims to build capacity and resilience of community members; empower communities to take responsibility for their futures; share with other organisations to increase collaboration; and transform systems and structures to remove barriers.

The role will primarily focus on projects and initiatives that are targeted towards places and/or subjects of interest (e.g. justice re-investment, social inclusion).

What you will bring:

  • Experience and demonstrated skills in the design, implementation and evaluation of community based project work and working with communities to facilitate participation of people and communities in broader decision-making processes, promote individual and community autonomy, advocate for systemic changes, and identify and mobilise social resources.
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing strong and effective partnerships with community groups, service providers and other key stakeholders to develop responses to community issues and build on community strengths and resources.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing personal and professional boundaries in a community service, and ability to manage the expectations of community members while working amongst the culture and community that you are a part of.


Be part of one of the largest humanitarian organisations and know that the work that you do will help improve outcomes for vulnerable people. Red Cross offers generous salary packaging benefits and flexible working arrangements.

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