Coordinator Community Partnerships

  • Permanent part-time (4 days per week)
  • Commencing salary $86,280.48 p.a. (pro rata) + 9.5% superannuation
  • Daylesford location

About Us:

We are a small rural council delivering services to the community. With over 180 employees we promote a supportive, professional and motivating work environment, encouraging staff to deliver positive outcomes for the organisation and community. Located in central Victoria and ideally situated within easy access to Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo it is a great place to live and work.  

About the role:

Council has an exciting opportunity to appoint a Coordinator Community Partnerships to lead the Community Partnerships team in developing healthy, inclusive and connected communities by increasing opportunities for community engagement, particularly through community planning, arts, culture and reconciliation initiatives.

We are looking for a motivated professional with experience in community development to join our creative and dynamic team. We are a highly respected, diverse and collaborative team that is excited to be engaged with our community.

Key responsibilities and duties:

  • Drive prioritisation and delivery of key Community Partnerships objectives from the Council Plan and Strategies, Plans and Programs including:
  • Community Grants Program
  • Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Museum Development Program
  • Cultural Collections Policy and Plan
  • Public Art Program
  • Community Planning Program
  • Provide high-level input into Council’s corporate and strategic planning to ensure that future community development, arts, culture and reconciliation needs are appropriately considered.
  • Lead the team in effective community engagement, project planning, management, delivery and reporting.
  • Represent Council’s strategic community development interests in relevant priority areas in public forums including meetings with Government representatives, regional partners, organisations, community groups and residents as required.
  • Provide expert support and advice to the organisation on contemporary community engagement practices and methods that are inclusive and respectful to ensure relevant communities/stakeholders are engaged in a meaningful way at the appropriate time throughout the lifecycle of a project.
  • Actively identify and seek external grant funding opportunities in collaboration with Council’s Grant Officer to deliver Council’s priority community and cultural development projects.

A strong candidate for this role will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification with at least five years relevant work experience. Experience relating to community development, arts, culture and reconciliation will be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and leadership of a team to deliver positive outcomes for the community.
  • Expert knowledge of contemporary community engagement practices that achieve collaborative and inclusive outcomes.
  • Successful development and delivery of projects that demonstrate innovative solutions under tight timeframes, exceptional value-for-money within budgetary constraints.
  • Excellent formal and informal communication skills across media platforms, both verbally and in written form.
  • Experience within a Local Government context will be highly regarded.

How to apply

Please submit your application via SEEK and include the following:

  1. Cover letter;
  2. Resume; and
  3. Statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the PD.

Should you have any difficulties submitting your application online, please email your application to All applications will be held on SEEK.

A position description and further information can be obtained by visiting Council’s Employment Opportunities web page:

For a confidential discussion please contact Andrew Burgess, Manager Community & Economic Development on (03) 5321 6113.

Applications close: 23 February 2020

Hepburn Shire Council is committed to providing an inclusive and safe work environment which embraces the diverse backgrounds and experience of all people.

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