Job Details
  • Reference375777A_1623377566
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted1 day ago
  • ConsultantFiona Bell

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our State Government client is seeking to engage an ASO6 Community Engagement Officer on a contract for 12 months.

Position Overview

We are looking for person who is passionate about Canberra!

Under the broad direction of the senior director communications and engagement and working directly with the development team, the intent of this position is to:

  • Build trust and confidence in the Acton Waterfront project initially, and other development projects through open and two-way communication and involving the public and stakeholders wherever possible.
  • Create a multi-faceted communication approach that aims to make information about the Acton Waterfront and other development projects accessible and reaches all sectors of the Canberra community.
  • Create a sense of excitement and momentum around the Acton Waterfront and other development projects that reinforces positive public sentiment and addresses any concerns.
  • Identify key stakeholders in the Acton Waterfront and other development projects and develop appropriate and effective engagement strategies.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and distribute content of all communication products.
  • Develop a key messages document and update it fortnightly.
  • Coordinate briefings with stakeholders as required.
  • Be the first point of call for questions from stakeholders and draft responses to any community enquiries.
  • Ensure all communication material uses Authority branding, and is consistent with our branding guidelines and editorial style guide.
  • Provide notice and details to identified stakeholders on works that may impact members of the community.
  • Monitor, observe and report back on community and stakeholder needs, interest and sentiment about development projects.
  • Provide advice and recommendations about how to manage, respond to and mitigate issues.
  • Prepare a weekly report on project communications and engagement.
  • Attend project team meetings as required.
  • Liaise with stakeholders to keep them updated about development projects and to get feedback.
  • Monitor work activities to ensure awareness and mitigation of community impact.
  • Update Consultation Manager with stakeholder interactions

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Formal qualifications, or extensive work experience in communications, community engagement, public relations or journalism is highly desirable.
  • Completion of, or progress towards, the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Certificate in Engagement is essential.
  • This position does require an ACT Working with Vulnerable People Check.

Selection Criteria:

Demonstrate your experience, skills and behaviours in carrying out the duties outlined above by providing (maximum of two pages):

  • Why you are the right person for the job.
  • Why you want to work for the City Renewal Authority.
  • How you have used your oral and written communication skills to deliver infrastructure projects.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Fiona Bell on 02 6268 9931 or email for further discussion.