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Community Development & Partnerships Officer - Bendigo

City Of Greater Bendigo

The City of Greater Bendigo is in the heart of central Victoria on Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Country. Located just 90 minutes drive to Melbourne, our region offers all the benefits of a large city with a warm and welcoming country feel.

With a growing population, Greater Bendigo is an attractive region that boasts the Bendigo Art Gallery, theatres, stunning heritage buildings and natural surrounds that provide great recreational opportunities.

Our region is famous for its food and wine as well as having high quality education and health services. There is a wide range of housing options and excellent rail and road networks with Bendigo Airport having regular direct flights to Sydney. We provide over 65 important services to support our community which is heading towards a population of 200,000 by 2050. Now is a great time to join us!

The role

Do you share our passion for community development and partnering to help continue growing community capability, resilience and equity?

In this dynamic role working as our Community Strengthening Officer, you’ll have the opportunity to work at both strategic and grassroots levels. You’ll play a key role in developing and evaluating policies and strategies, as well as an active contributor to many partnerships within our community.

Recent work examples include leading policy reviews, developing advocacy documents, preparing funding submissions and coordinating project reference groups. Current key partnership focuses for this role include Greater Bendigo libraries and neighbourhood houses.

About You

  • To be successful you’ll need to be a strategic thinker, committed to strengths-based community development and partnering, have excellent stakeholder engagement and communication skills and highly developed project planning and management skills.
  • If you have Community Development, Social Sciences or Human Services qualifications or experience, let talk further!
  • A satisfactory police records check and employee working with children check is required for this position.


  • We offer hybrid working options
  • Flexible employment arrangements including options for part time work and rostered days off
  • Generous leave provisions and learning and development opportunities

Visit our Employee Benefits website for more of our benefits.


If you require any further information regarding this position, including details on flexible work arrangements please contact Deb Simpson, Coordinator Community Strengthening on 0432 594 142.

To apply

Please click 'Apply Now' to submit your cover letter, outlining why you are interested in this position and detailing your relevant experience with your current CV/resume by the advertised closing date. 

A position description is attached.

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