Community Engagement Officer (Re-Advertised)

Shellharbour City Council Full Time Permanent 16/07/2021

Previous applicants will be considered as part of the re-advertising process

Shellharbour Council has an opportunity for an experienced Community Engagement Officer to join our Community Engagement and Activation team working specifically on engagement for our extensive capital and assets renewal programs. Utilising skills and experience, you will develop, design and implement engagement programs, surveys and online engagement activities. Additionally, you will conduct statistical analysis of resident feedback and compile high quality analytical and interpretive reports.

You will demonstrate effective interpersonal skills by establishing a positive working relationship with a broad range of stakeholders as well as developing broad ranging communications and engagement strategies to promote Council’s projects, priorities and services to help maintain the integrity and accuracy of information to the community. You will be able to identify emerging critical issues and develop and implement issues management strategies in conjunction with the Community Engagement and Activation team.

The Community Engagement and Activation team are passionate, energetic and have a positive, pro-active team culture. Our ideal candidate is passionate advocate for engagement, a strategic thinker, a great team player and must have significant and broad experience in the design and delivery of engagement campaigns and programs.

About us: 

Shellharbour City, located in the Illawarra region, just 80 minutes south of Sydney and home to almost 75,000 people in a city that spans 154 square kilometers.  It's a place of great natural beauty - stretching west from the picturesque coastline to rolling pastures, against the majestic backdrop of the Illawarra escarpment. 

Our dedication to be financially sustainable in an evolving environment while striving on great organisational culture and committing to employing staff who embrace our Core Values has made Shellharbour Council an employer of choice.

We have been recognised with a wealth of state and national awards in 2019 / 2020 including our 5 star Civic Centre building, Museum space and City Library and recently being presented an AR Bluett Memorial Award for Most Progressive Metropolitan and Regional Council in NSW.

We offer:

Shellharbour offers a high performing and sustainable organisation to deliver outcomes for the community through leadership, collaboration and innovation. We have exciting, rewarding career opportunities and flexible working arrangements and work/life balance in a relaxed coastal lifestyle.

  • Permanent full time, 35 hours per week with access to flexi-time 
  • Commencing salary range from $69,032.60 - $71,821.36 per annum (dependent on qualifications and experience), plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Great organisation culture with strong, values led and progressive team 
  • Access to local government benefits such as; LSL after 5 years, Parental Leave, 4 weeks Annual Leave / 3 weeks sick leave per annum, Purchased Annual Leave, Fitness Passport etc.  

For further information about the position, click here for the position description.


Contact: Jamie Dawson, Manager Community Engagement and Activation.

Closing date: Thursday 29th July, 2021 at 11:30pm.


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Our core values of Collaboration, Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Sustainability represent who we are and what we expect of one another.

To work for us, you must be committed to role modelling our core values.


Shellharbour City Council is an equal opportunity employer.