Assistant Communications And Engagement Officer - Temporary Part-Time (21 Hours Per Week)


About the Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic communications/media or community engagement professional to join Council for a temporary period. You will be part of the Communications and Engagement Team, assisting with activities that keep our community informed, connected and engaged. We’re about to commence preparation of our new Community Strategic Plan, a document that sets a 20 year future vision, and you’ll be mainly assisting with this project.  So we’re looking for someone with good communication, analysis and writing skills who has the capacity and willingness to get involved in:

  • Community engagement
  • Understanding the aspirations of the Wollondilly Community
  • Capturing and communicating a strategic vision in a new Community Strategic Plan

You will need to understand the “big picture” while at the same time being highly organised and task focused with the ability to work to project timeframes.

Working at Wollondilly Shire Council

Working at Wollondilly Shire Council means you will be provided with a flexible and inclusive working environment that provides a positive, productive and highly skilled workforce where every employee has the opportunity to learn and grow.

You will help to achieve our vision to build a resilient, safe and supported workplace that provides respectful, efficient and effective services for our community now and into the future. You will also live our corporate values of Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Embrace Innovation.

Salary and Conditions

  • Temporary Part-Time position – 21 hours per week, for approximately 15 months (April 2020 to June 2021)
  • Salary Range $36.23 - $39.06 per hour, commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful applicant
  • 9.5% Superannuation
  • Health and Wellbeing Programs
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities

Selection Criteria

Essential Requirements

Essential Experience and Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 years relevant work experience (in communications, media, marketing, community engagement or similar)
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office program suite.
  • Experience in managing and maintaining websites.
  • Experience in working with social media.

Personal Attributes, Communication and Team Work

  • Demonstrated commitment to Council’s Corporate ICARE Values of Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Embrace Innovation
  • Excellent written communication skills and an eye for detail with regard to written content.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team of professionals.

Customer Service

  • The ability and commitment to Council’s Vision to build a resilient, safe and supported workplace that provides respectful, efficient and effective services for our community now and into the future.

Level of Planning, Problem Solving and Budget

  • Excellent organisational skills and an ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet required deadlines.

Desirable Requirements

  • Class C Drivers Licence
  • Experience in using graphic design software.

Further Information: Peter Wright, Manager Community Outcomes on 4677 9508.

Closing Date: 5.00pm Friday, 21 February 2020.

To be considered for this position, candidates must apply via Council’s website: Wollondilly Employment Opportunities and answer the position specific selection criteria as listed in this advertisement. Those not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered.

Preferred applicants will be required to undertake a pre-placement medical. This includes drug and alcohol screening. The preferred applicant may also be required to undertake a Police Background Check, Credential Check and Bankruptcy Check.

‘Wollondilly Shire Council is committed to Workplace Diversity’