Community Engagement Project Manager

Posted 06 November 2023
Salary$650 per day
LocationNew South Wales
Job type Contract

Job description

  • Sydney CBD with some hybrid flexibility
  • 6 months’ initial contract with possible further extension
  • $650 per day + super
Our State Government client is the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population and they are committed to fostering vibrant, sustainable and high-performing vocational and higher education sectors.

The Role:
The Community Engagement Manager is responsible for Implementing the strategy, delivery and process improvement for local stakeholder and community engagement on behalf of  School Infrastructure NSW and ensures delivery of communication and engagement deliverables for up to 30 projects in their designated region/s.

Key accountabilities will include but are not limited to:
  • Project-manage the development and implementation of community and stakeholder engagement services to SINSW projects in accordance with the directorate’s strategic plans, consultative processes and reporting requirements
  • Develop, implement and evaluate best practice communication and engagement strategies to effectively engage a range of different communities and key stakeholders around asset planning
  • Account manage communication and engagement requirements for projects (up to 30), engaging, supporting and performance managing external agencies
  • Manage and implement a range of community and stakeholder engagement tools and techniques, such as community forums and events, workshops, briefings, surveys, community outreach activities and engagement tools – tailored to different audiences.
  • Monitor and report on the interests of community and key stakeholders, assess program and project risks and provide recommendations to senior executives
  • Successfully project manage a number of different communication and engagement activities so that they are delivered on time and on budget
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with community representatives, school and departmental staff to support the successful delivery of communication and engagement programs
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Experience in the delivery of community consultation projects, either in the public or private sector.
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to implementing the Department’s Aboriginal Education Policy and upholding the Department’s Partnership Agreement with the NSW AECG and to ensure quality outcomes for Aboriginal people
Essential requirements
  • Tertiary qualifications in communications or a related discipline and/or equivalent experience within community engagement
  • Requires travel to outer suburban and regional locations, and work outside of core business hours in the evening and on weekends.
  • Valid driver license
To Apply:
To be eligible it is essential that applicants hold Permanent Residency and will require a WWCC and police background check prior to commencement.
If you are interested in this role, please do APPLY NOW or call Karen on 02 9200 3677 for more information.

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.