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Community Engagement Officer - Golden Plains Shire

WestWind Energy

About the business

Located in Gisborne, WestWind Energy's mission is to be a driver of change towards a sustainable energy future for our planet. We do this through the development of cost effective, renewable energy generation and storage solutions refined through technical excellence, commitment to communities, and cohesive company values.

Our high performing team is comprised of engaged and dynamic people who are passionate about our renewable energy projects. To attract, retain and develop great people, we provide genuine flexibility, a culture that supports people to be their best and be themselves, and great opportunities for career development.

About the role

This role reports to the Head of Engagement and is responsible for implementing community consultation programs for our wind farm developments with the aim of developing positive and constructive relationships with landholders, neighbours and the wider community. Key relationships include working with colleagues, landholders, project neighbours, local businesses, local government, and community groups.

This role will suit someone living in or close to the Golden Plains Shire, and will provide the opportunity to work from home. It will involve some travel to our head office in Gisborne. The role will offer flexibility in work hours for the right candidate, starting at 15-20 hours per week, with a view to becoming full time in 2021/2022.

Skills and experience

  • Tertiary qualified, with a minimum of 3 years' experience in community relations and community consultation work
  • Proven track record in achieving positive community outcomes
  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to keep accurate and timely records, report writing of engagement feedback summary documents
  • Experience in managing social media will be highly regarded

Required Qualities

  • Ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills
  • Can-do solution focused attitude
  • Ability to work in high paced environment and manage competing priorities
  • Attention to detail

Personal Attributes

  • Professional approach
  • Confident manner
  • Positive approach to change

How to apply

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