• Band 6 ($88,168- 104,466) + Super
  • Hybrid work model, Officer location
  • Contribute to shaping the future of Pakenham town centre.

Together, Different Future 

As one of the fastest growing municipalities in Victoria, Cardinia Shire Council is a dynamic, progressive, and inclusive local council. Our success lies in working together, doing things differently and preparing for the future. 

We’re looking for people who dream big and want to be part of creating meaningful change in our community. 

About the opportunity

If you’re interested in an exciting, fast paced and rewarding Communications and Engagement role, look no further. This position provides the opportunity to support Cardinia Shire Council’s Major Projects team on a Council priority project to revitalise Pakenham town centre.  The objective of this major infrastructure project is to reimagine the future look and feel of the heart of Pakenham by creating an attractive environment for events and activities, improve community amenity, access and transport and support local businesses by attracting more visitors. This role offers an opportunity in working with connected and interfacing Victorian Government delivered projects such as the Level Crossing Removal Project, Community Hospital and Pakenham Road Upgrades.

Join the Communications and Engagement team as a Communications and Engagement Business Partner providing high-level communications and engagement advice whilst preparing and delivering communication and engagement strategies from start to finish.  

You will make an impact by

You will develop, implement, and evaluate a broad range of communication and public relations strategies, programs, and activities to ensure effective internal and external communications that promote a positive image of Cardinia Shire Council and the Pakenham Revitalisation Project.  You will also develop engagement plans to ensure residents and traders are engaged throughout the project. 

What you will bring

We are looking for a candidate who possesses exceptional communications and stakeholder engagement skills, capable of influencing leaders and negotiating effectively to ensure proactive engagement and communications solutions align with organisational and project needs and strategies. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in strategic communications and engagement planning, ideally with infrastructure projects. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must, alongside the ability to work collaboratively in a small team environment and across multiple internal teams.  

Why work with us 

  • Activity based and hybrid work model.
  • Opportunities to work on innovative and impactful initiatives that make a real difference to the community.
  • Professional development opportunities, including training and education programs, and leadership development initiatives.
  • A commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, with initiatives to reduce the Council's carbon footprint and promote sustainable practices in the community.
  • A focus on work-life balance, with programs and initiatives designed to support employees' physical and mental well-being.
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To apply 

  • Please complete the online application form, including your resume and a brief cover letter demonstrating your suitability to the role.
  • Applications close, 21st July 2024
  • For further information regarding the role please contact Kylie Traeger, Pakenham Revitalisation Project Coordinator on 5943 4604 or refer to the position description.

Cardinia Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse, and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We welcome applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore career opportunities with Cardinia Shire Council. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application by contacting us on 1300 787 624. 

All successful applicants will be required to undertake a National Police Check and pre-employment medicals, certain positions may also require a Working with Children Check. 

You must have valid Australian Working Rights to be considered for this role. 

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Shire of Cardinia,Victoria,Australia

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