Job Details
  • Reference371896A_1617850692
  • LocationPerth, Western Australia
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Posted7 days ago
  • ConsultantOrla Gillespie

Our Federal government client is seeking an experienced Community Engagement and Communications Officer to join the team.

  • APS5 level
  • 12-month contract
  • Hourly rate: $45.74
  • Location: Perth CBD

The role:

The APS5 Community Engagement and Communications Officer is a team membership position that may be required to perform work that involves team leadership responsibilities requiring the setting of priorities and allocating work to other lower level team members.

It will require working collaboratively within the team including sharing and developing specialised knowledge in areas of expertise.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Educating, informing and liaising with mainstream services to improve participant experience and increase participant social and economic participation.
  • Maintaining local relationships with relevant key stakeholders to support effective engagement.
  • Working as part of a high performing team to effectively engage with people with disability, their families and carers using a nationally consistent engagement approach.
  • Representing the agency at external forums and events, providing information and guidance to people with disability, participants and the wider community.
  • Proactively delivering engagement activities and projects against their Engagement strategy by applying communication and engagement experience.
  • Delivering clear, concise and effective messaging to people with disability, their families and carers as well as other community and mainstream stakeholders.
  • Managing the state/territory engagement inbox, acting as a point of escalation for the triaging of enquiries and requests.


  • Experience in a similar role
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Working with Children and Vulnerable people Clearance

To apply you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Successful candidates will be required to currently hold or be able to obtain Working with Children and Vulnerable people Clearance