Position Details
Reference Number 15309
Position Title Community Planning Engagement Officer
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Directorate Community Planning Unit
Location Brimbank Community & Civic Centre, 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine
Band Band 7
Salary $93,364.16 to $103873.61 pa with a 19 day month
Hours 36.00
Position Summary

Brimbank City Council is seeking an experienced Community Planning and Engagement Officer to drive engagement best practices across the organisation to ensure community needs inform decision making.  

The successful applicant will have: 

  • A tertiary qualification in a discipline related to social or community planning and engagement.
  • Experience identifying and working with diverse stakeholders in local contexts to achieve increased participation in planning, service development and advocacy.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in implementing community engagement principles.
  • Ability to implement strategic plans in local contexts within agreed timeframes.
  • Ability to use flexible approaches to negotiate the support and collaboration of Council and external stakeholders to implement local initiatives.

All applications need to attach a Resume, a Full Response to our Selection Criteria found in our position description and a Cover Letter.

Please note applications will close at 5pm on the date as listed.

Brimbank City Council embraces our diverse community and work environment and encourages applications from everyone, including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.




Selection Criteria Desirable: Do you have a tertiary qualification in a discipline related to social or community planning and engagement?

Desirable: Do you have experience and skills in community planning, engagement and development work with community members based on their life stage, gender, cultural and Indigenous backgrounds and experience of disability?

Desirable: Do you have experience in the implementation of strategic plans that address physical and social improvements?

Essential: Do you have comprehensive knowledge of the role of local government in relation to community planning and engagement?

Essential: Do you have recent Local Government experience in a similar position?
Contact Person Wambui Thirimu
Contact Number 0392494899
Alternate Contact Person Lynley Dumble
Alternate Contact Number 0392494861
Closing Date 05/04/2020
Position Description
Community Planning and Engagement Officer Position Description October 2018.pdf Open
Application Guide click here to view
Recruitment Tips Guide PDF attachment