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 an Excellence Award winner 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!
About the role
Council’s award-winning Cooling the City Strategy and initiatives have established Penrith City Council as a leader in addressing and managing the impacts of urban heat. The Greening Our City Grants Program has provided an opportunity for Council to create a cooler, greener more liveable city through the planting of over 5,000 trees in parks and suburban streets, in areas of low canopy cover and where residents are more vulnerable to heat.
To coordinate and deliver Council's community engagement component of our Cooling the City Project, we are seeking a highly motivated individual with strong communication and stakeholder management skills to join our Sustainability and Resilience team in the position of Engagement Officer - Cooling the City for a period up to 12 months.
In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for implementing a project communication plan with the support of the Sustainability and Resilience team, engaging directly with the community, including residents and schools through various communication platforms and community activities, and liaising with internal stakeholders to deliver an engagement program around the project and the benefits of trees in greening and cooling our City. The position will be required to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver this work.
- Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in community engagement and/or sustainability
- Demonstrated strong communication, interpersonal skills and stakeholder management experience
- Demonstrated experience in delivery of community engagement initiatives and development of community resources
- Demonstrated experience in project management and data management
- Demonstrated experience in customer service and a passion for positive customer outcomes with demonstrated experience on resolving problems and customer concerns
- Current Class C driver licence
- Experience working within Local Government
- IAP2 qualifications
- An understanding of urban heat and the value of green cover
Commencing Salary: $73,342.00 per annum, plus 10% Superannuation.
You may be required to undertake background checks, as relevant to the position for which you have applied.
Visit careers.penrith.city to view the position description and to find out more information about employment with Penrith City Council. To submit your application, please apply online using the link below.
In addition to a cover letter and resume, applicants are required to submit comprehensive responses to the selection 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 11:55 pm on the closing date, 1 August 2021. Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.
For further information about the position, please contact Belinda Atkins, Sustainability and Resilience Lead, on 4732 7969.
Council practices EEO and WHS principles.
Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.
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.