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Community Engagement Facilitator

Save The Children

Grow Well Live Well (GWLW) is a project involving a group of community organisations working together to improve how well children and young people grow up in Palmerston. We need you to work as a passionate and innovative team facilitating the success of community objectives. Utilising your strong administration and interpersonal skills, you will assist with the design, development and implementation of a community focused engagement strategy and plan. By joining our team, you will have the space to think creatively to make a lasting change in communities and influence public policy.

Save the Children is acting as a host employer, the GWLW Leadership Group provide strategic direction to the project that guide the actions of the Backbone Team.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there's a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this part-time 3 year maximum-term position (30.4 hours per week, equivalent to 4 days), based in Palmerston, you will work with a small backbone team accelerating large scale social change, implementing community level action that achieve the strategic goals of the project. You will work to provide solid administration support to the team and facilitate key community relationships. You will be part of our GWLW Collective Impact Project team and report to the Executive Officer.

You will make an impact by:

  • Building and maintaining relationships with community members/partners, facilitating community leadership and supporting aligned activities
  • Effecting system change by leading new ways of working that include community voice
  • Coordinating participatory research and other activities with project partners to maximise engagement
  • Working with data in partnership with community to get a complete picture in place for Palmerston.
  • Identifying opportunities for community involvement in design and decision making in activities that effect their lives
  • Planning and managing logistics of community events

If we could compose the perfect you…

…You have the confidence to act as an advocate for young people in the local community. Your flexibility and drive alongside strong time management and organisational skills sees you successfully work under pressure, in a complex environment, to tight deadlines. You have a 'can-do' attitude, demonstrate an infectious enthusiasm for your job and inspire others to achieve great change.

This role requires:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications such as Social Welfare, Community Development or Health Science (Diploma or higher) or significant relevant experience
  • Demonstrated success in building and maintaining relationships
  • Demonstrated experience working in a complex and diverse community development environment
  • Ability to work respectfully and sensitively in a cross-cultural context
  • Highly developed administration and coordination skills

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. We offer a competitive salary including generous salary packaging benefits, a friendly and flexible work environment, and great career opportunities - both locally and internationally.

We know diversity makes a positive difference, and we encourage people from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and other diverse backgrounds to apply.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.

For more information please refer to the Position Description - Community Engagement Facilitator.

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