Community Engagement and Communications Officer

Posted 08 June 2022
Salary$53.63 - $58.50 per hour
Job type Casual
DisciplineManagement, Government Federal

Job description

DFP Perth have a great opportunity to work for one of our Federal Government Clients located in Perth CBD within the Disability sector. We are looking for multiple Community Engagement and Communications Officer’s for a 12-month contract with strong view for extension.
About the Role

The Community Engagement and Communications Branch provides engagement and communication solutions and advice. The branch collaborates with business areas to map, plan and deliver engagement and communications activities that support their projects and reach intended audiences and build their capacity. They guide business areas on the execution of their engagement and communications activities and provide best practice engagement and communications advice.

The Community Engagement and Communications Officer will provide detailed technical, professional, policy, operational support, and advice in relation to complex problems. It may be required to coordinate and assist in the strategic planning, program and project management and policy development that support the organisations objectives. The role will have a considerable level of public contact in relation to complex, difficult or sensitive issues. It may liaise with a range of internal and external stakeholders in a representational role on behalf of the branch and wider Agency.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Working across the branch and with other business areas to support a strategic and proactive events strategy and associated logistics, driving nationally consistent, locally tailored event solutions to support increased awareness and understanding within the community.
  • Building strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to facilitate and deliver the organisations participation in a diverse range of small and large scale events, including information sessions, forums, conferences and webinars.
  • 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.
  • Delivering clear, concise, and effective messaging to people with disability, their families and carers as well as other community and mainstream stakeholders.
  • Contributing to the implementation and operationalisation of a targeted, proactive engagement strategy, including a forward planned events calendar, aligned to the corporate plan, broader organisational Engagement Strategy and with branch and divisional business plans.
  • Working with the leadership team to promote and implement best practice event management processes including identification and provision of all event accessibility measures necessary, and supporting the triaging of organisational events, third party event requests and delivery of events.
  • Coordinating critical data analysis and feedback to measure effectiveness of activities and strategies, including identifying associated risks and trends.
  • Undertaking document management of event documentation to support team and senior leadership visibility on event planning status, risk management and data collection
  • Examine qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Prepare reports using qualitative and quantitative methodologies for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Present concepts, ideas and issues based on the findings from engagement insights and evaluation projects.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise work with competing priorities.
  • This role includes travel and occasional weekend work.
To Apply

As this role is within a Government Department, applicants are required to hold Australian Citizenship of Australia at time of application to be considered.
Application requirements:
Please ensure you include a cover letter and CV addressing the above criteria in Word Format.
If you are interested in this role and meet the above criteria, please “APPLY NOW”.

DFP welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, DFP will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via or 1300 337 000 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.

Note: You may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status.