Job Details

Social and Community Planning Coordinator

East Gippsland Shire Council

14 June 2022
27 June 2022
$94,198.50 - $104,254.24 per annum + super
Bethany Saxon
  • Deliver community and social plans | Develop policy initiatives
  • Understand community needs | Full time | Ongoing
  • Based in Bairnsdale | ADO available
  • Salary Range: $94,198.50 - $104,254.24 per annum + super

About the business and the role

East Gippsland is a pristine area of Victoria. Home to tranquil beaches, rugged mountain beauty and dense forested areas, it encompasses over 21,000 kilometres of land including ski fields high, country and regional cities state and national parks, and lakes and coastal wilderness. Catering for residents and visitors, East Gippsland Shire Council is a major employer across the region, meeting the needs of over 47,000 residents and over one million visitors.

Position overview 

East Gippsland Shire Council is currently seeking a passionate and experienced Social and Community Planning Coordinator to managing ongoing, and lead the development of, community and social plans. This full time, ongoing position will assist to deliver social, health and wellbeing outcomes for current and developing community needs, and make a difference in East Gippsland Shire communities.

The successful individual will also work closely with internal and external stakeholders, to provide advice and information on community, social, health and wellbeing strategies, plans and policies.

Knowledge of East Gippsland communities and townships, and their needs would be an advantage. 

Role Highlights:

  • Lead and assist the development and review of community and social plans.
  • A stunning region to live and play in - beaches, lakes and mountains right at your fingertips!
  • Great superannuation, and 4 weeks annual leave each year.
  • Monthly ADO available.
  • Full time, ongoing position.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • A relevant qualification and extensive experience in community planning, social planning, or a related field.
  • Project research and management skills.
  • Experience in the preparation of high level strategic, community focused plans and policy.
  • Understanding of community and social planning and demonstrated practice of using these understandings to apply to meaningful planning and engagement projects.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills.
  • High level knowledge of community engagement and public participation methodology and the ability to lead community engagement initiatives.
  • Excellent time management, conflict resolution and negotiating skills.
  • People management skills.
  • A current, valid Victorian driver’s licence.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a current Police Check and psychometric testing, and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Applicants for this position must also be legally entitled to work in Australia.

Applications close at 11.59pm on Monday 27 June 2022. Late applications will not be considered. 

For a confidential discussion, please contact Alistair Moles, Manager Community Engagement and Resilience on (03) 5153 9500.

East Gippsland Shire Council prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer. As a Council, we are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace that values the safety and wellbeing of all our employees.

We value diversity at East Gippsland Shire Council and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, languages, cultures abilities and minorities to apply.

All applicants are requested to include the following details in their application:

  1. A covering letter which states the title of the position you are applying for (including the relevant position number) and why you are interested in the position.
  2. A current resume which includes your personal details, education, qualifications, work experience and the contact details of two (2) work-related referees
  3. A statement providing detailed responses to each of the key selection criteria as stated in the position description.

Please note: Documents will only be accepted in Microsoft Word, PDF or Adobe Acrobat format. 

The panel will use all the information provided in your application and attachments provided but will concentrate on your selection criteria responses for an analysis of your qualifications, skills, abilities, experience and knowledge.

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