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Community Engagement Advisor

Glen Eira City Council
  • Are you passionate about community engagement and ready to make a positive impact?
  • Full time, permanent position with flexible options available
  • $92,000 - $100,000 (dependent on experience) per annum + superannuation

About the team

The Public Affairs team is a talented and energetic group of communications, community engagement and advocacy professionals focused on excellent service. We think working should be fun and we celebrate successes. We pride ourselves on teamwork, forward-thinking and fresh ideas to create and deliver innovative engagement programs that serve the Council and broader Glen Eira community. If this sounds like the team for you, apply today.

About the role

We are looking for a full-time Community Engagement Advisor to join our Community Engagement and Insights team. The Community Engagement Advisor works closely with the Engagement and Insights team and relevant business units to deliver innovative and inclusive community engagement programs. 

Your advice and support will adhere to best practices under the IAP2 framework, ensuring compliance with Council's Community Engagement Policy. Reporting directly to the Coordinator Engagement and Insights, you will play a pivotal role in implementing best-practice community engagement programs that align with and support the delivery of Council strategies, business plans, and objectives. 

About you

You will be a proactive, efficient, and team-oriented individual with exceptional communication skills, confident in your technical skills and ability to build and support the growth of our “Have Your Say” Community Engagement platform. You will have a passion for people and enjoy connecting, networking, engaging with diverse groups and stakeholders. 

Other Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline plus relevant experience OR less formal qualifications with substantial relevant experience
  • Experience in community engagement, including planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Familiarity with digital platforms and social media for engagement activities
  • Technical skills to build engagement plans on community engagement platforms
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Suite for data analysis and reporting
  • IAP2 informed and experience in empowering and consulting with the community
  • Previous account management and advising experience

Pre-employment checks

Progressed candidates must undergo pre-employment screening as a standard procedure which will include:

  • Employee Working with Children Check
  • New National Police Record Check
  • Evidence of right to work in Australia.                                                                                                                                                                         

Pre-employment checks are not used by Glen Eira City Council to prevent any applicant from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Apply NOW!

All applications must be submitted online by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button. As part of your application, you will need to:

  • Attach your resume
  • Attach a cover letter (no more than one page)
  • Respond to the following screening questions

For further information or a confidential discussion please contact Stacey Buchanan, Coordinator Engagement and Insights on 9524 3394, 0478 263 619 or email [email protected], using the subject line: Community Engagement Advisor enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Please see the position description attached.

Interview Information:

The interviews will take place between Monday, 17 June and Friday 21 June 2024, between 9am and 5pm.

What’s on offer

We have a great culture that is valued by all our staff. Teamwork, collaboration and innovation are a key focus at Glen Eira City Council.

We offer will offer you:

  • Hybrid work environment – Average of 3 days in the office (or pro rata) 
  • Flexible work options 
  • A supportive and collaborative team environment where your ideas are welcomed 
  • Access to paid training and participation in Council’s extensive Learning and Development programs 
  • Reward and recognition programs 
  • Comprehensive leave entitlements 
  • Corporate gym memberships at Glen Eira Leisure 

Working at Glen Eira City Council

The City of Glen Eira is a dynamic municipality located within the southeast metropolitan region of Melbourne, approximately 10 kilometres from the CBD. Council provides a range of services to over 155,000 residents from more than 160 cultural backgrounds and over 16,000 businesses.

Glen Eira City Council is a collaborative, values-based organisation that strives for innovation. Our 1,370 employees bring their diverse backgrounds and varied experiences and perspectives to an inclusive and flexible work environment, creating a unique and vibrant culture that is representative of the municipality it services.

Recognised as an Employer of Choice, we seek people who share our community focused values and have a desire to create positive local impact.

How to apply

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