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Employment Opportunity - Senior Community Engagement Officer


Location: Civic Centre   Occupation: Business Investment/Engagement   Division: Town of Port Hedland

$103,443.60 per annum (including Port Hedland Allowance)

Port Hedland is a dynamic, diverse town in Western Australia’s beautiful North West that enjoys a relaxed lifestyle. We are proud of our stunning landscapes, indigenous heritage, vibrant multicultural community and our significant resources industry. At the Town of Port Hedland, let your career take-off as you tackle challenges unique to the region, collaborate with a range of people from all walks of life and become part of a vibrant team that is making real change in the Pilbara.

The Role

The Senior Community Engagements Officer is the Town’s key liaison point with major businesses and government. The role will be pivotal in developing partnership and grant funding applications for our new capital projects, events and community programs. The ideal candidate will understand contemporary social investment practices, corporate social responsibility principles and have experience in community partnership programs. The ability to write successful grant applications and business cases for government is necessary to the success of the position.

Candidates will have qualifications and experience in business, public affairs, community development or similar. Our ideal candidate must be comfortable dealing with senior executives from major companies as well as government. Exposure to social investment practices in the resources sector would be highly regarded. 

Work Related Requirements

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in business, marketing, communications, community engagement or another related field
  • Extensive experience in either corporate sponsorship management, community investment in a major company or government grants management
  • National Police Clearance
  • Current ‘C’ class drivers licence

Employee Benefits

In addition to the salary our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include:

  • Six weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading
  • Wellness program (includes discounted gym membership, pool passes etc.)
  • Superannuation co-contribution scheme
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Paid parental leave

Our Values

Creating a nationally significant, friendly city people are proud to call home.

Our supporting values are:

Quality – We strive for excellence and take pride in everything we do. We challenge our thinking and look beyond the obvious.

Unity – We work as one team and actively share our ideas and information across the organisation.

Integrity – We are honest and ethical in everything we do, fostering transparency and promoting public trust and continued confidence.

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online.

If you are unable to apply online, please forward your application documents to Human Resources, Attention “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” either by:

Post:   PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721

Hand:  Civic Centre, McGregor Street, Port Hedland WA 6721  

Applicants are advised to write a statement addressing the essential and desirable criteria found within the position description, summarising how any relevant experience meets the position requirements. Applicants who do not address selection criteria may not be considered in the first round of shortlisting. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is received in full prior to the closing date and time.

Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar vacancies during the six month period following the conclusion of this recruitment process.

For further information about this position please contact Robert Leeds, Director, Development, Sustainability & Lifestyle 9158 9300

Applications close 4:00pm, Sunday 28 April 2019

Late applications will not be accepted.

The Town of Port Hedland is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.


Attachments : - Senior Community Engagement Officer.pdf

Posted on Apr 12 by Town of Port Hedland

Advert closes on Sun, 28 Apr 2019 16:00:00

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