About the Department
Penrith is a City on the cusp of major transformation, we’ve got exciting projects and programs unfolding across the region. We’re looking for the best and brightest to join Council’s Communications Team to contribute to this region-shaping work.
The Communications Team is a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated communications specialists that support the communications needs of Council. Collectively we deliver strategic communications campaigns, visual and online communications, media management, and corporate events - including civic, ceremonial and organisational events.
About the Role
The role of Corporate Events Officer is responsible for delivering a broad range of organisational events and civic celebrations intended to raise the profile of Penrith Council and Penrith City.
In the role of Corporate Events Officer, you will use your skills in project management to plan and deliver the Penrith City Council events program of civic, ceremonial and organisational events, coordinating run sheets, guest lists, VIPs, speech notes, and other auxiliary items to ensure each event is delivered efficiently and to a high professional standard. You will be required to administer protocol for official functions and events, and, at times, act as Master of Ceremonies.
You will curate event programs and communications and marketing plans including objectives, strategies, KPIs, promotion, tactics, budgets, risk assessments, implementation and measurements in the process of developing events that meet both legislative requirements, and Council’s broader objectives.
In this role, you will also monitor event opportunities, such as opportunities for internal / organisational events, and identify current events issues and opportunities both internally and externally to Council.
Occasional after-hours and weekend work is required.
- A tertiary qualification in Event Management, Marketing or a related discipline.
- Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing events, festivals, civic celebrations, or organisational events.
- Demonstrated experience developing and implementing an integrated marketing / communications campaign for an event.
- Experience working across multiple stakeholders to deliver events, festivals, civic celebrations, or organisational events.
- Financial experience i.e. budgets, sponsorships and grants.
- Strong administration skills and PC skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing and typing skills.
- A current Class C driver’s licence and own reliable transport.
- Experience implementing civic protocol.
- Strong organisation, analytical, problem solving and communication skills (written and verbal).
- An understanding of marketing / communications principles.
- Experience working with and managing volunteers/voluntary organisations.
Commencing Salary: $80,034.00 - $92,642.00 per annum, plus 9.5% Superannuation
You may be required to undertake background checks, as relevant to the position for which you have applied.
To view the position description and submit your application, please visit careers.penrith.city
In addition to a cover letter and resume, applicants are required to submit comprehensive responses to the Essential and Desirable criteria (listed above) as a part of their initial application. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.
Completed applications must be received by 11.55pm on the closing date. Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.
For further information about the position, please contact Jessica Gadd, Digital, Design and Corporate Events Coordinator, on 4732 8332.
About the organisation
At Penrith City Council, we’re passionate about people; in our community and in our workplace. We want you to be able to be your best self and we get that work is just one part of your life, so we’re here to support you in the moments that matter. As the winner of the 2020 Local Government Excellence in People and Culture Award and a finalist in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, you can be confident in joining a workplace that offers truly outstanding benefits, including:
- A range of flexible work arrangements
- 18 weeks paid maternity leave
- Health and wellbeing leave
- 15 days personal leave
- Significant financial and leave support for undertaking further education
- Diverse salary packaging
- And much, much more!
Council practices EEO and WHS principles.
Penrith City Council is committed to ensuring the safety of our people and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of our employees are currently working remotely or in a way that is different to normal, which may impact our recruitment processes including time to respond to applicants and conducting online interviews instead of in-person. Some roles may also require temporary remote working arrangements; if applicable, this will be discussed with you at the time of interview.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.