Community Recovery Officer

MidCoast Council Full Time Contract 27/07/2020


About the MidCoast Region

From lakes and estuaries to white sandy beaches and national park wilderness our LGA spans the Great Lakes, Gloucester and Manning regions and offers an attractive lifestyle. We strive to be recognised as a place of unique environmental and cultural significance. Our strong community connection, coupled with our innovative development and growing economy, builds the quality of life we value.


Our organisation

MidCoast Council is a workplace designed for high-performing employees. We value, support and develop those who are committed to delivering positive outcomes for our community. We empower those who bring a “can-do” attitude and who have the courage to make mistakes and learn from them. We strive for continuous improvement in everything we do. Our community is our customer and is at the centre of everything we do.

Right now we are investing heavily in our organisation, and our staff. In early 2021 we will be moving our administration staff into a brand new office in Taree South. We are implementing a single integrated enterprise resource planning solution to enable us to realise efficiencies for our staff and community.


The role

This position is responsible for supporting community recovery following the 2019/2020 Bushfires. The role will involve you providing a high level of support and advice to development stakeholders and supporting the running and encouraging participation across community event activities. You will provide leadership and promote capacity within the community to identify needs, develop local recovery programs and assist with accessing information and resources post-bushfires. 


The person

We are currently looking for a candidate with demonstrated knowledge within community development, capable of facilitating community consultation and self-determination.

This will require:

  • Diploma/degree/certificate in social work, social sciences or community welfare/development
  • Demonstrated experience in community development 
  • Capacity to undertake flexible hours of work and interstate travel when required
  • Current Class C Drivers Licence


The package: Salary circa $85,000 p.a. plus superannuation, negotiable dependent on skills and experience. Vehicle arrangements to be discussed with successful candidate.

Location: This position will be based around the MidCoast Council Region and will require travel between Council sites. In the future, your normal place of work will be the Council Offices at 2 Biripi Way Taree. When the time comes for you to move to Biripi Way, four weeks’ notice will be provided. 

Tenure: Full time, Temporary (12 month contract). 

How to apply: Before applying please review the POSITION DESCRIPTION 

NOTE: This position has previously been advertised, previous applicants need not apply. 


For enquiries regarding the application process contact Felise Johnston, HR Recruitment & Processes Officer on 7955 7738.


For questions relating to the position requirements please contact Chris Jones, Manager of Libraries on 7955 7398.

Closing date: Wednesday 5 August 2020 at 11:30 pm.