Community Projects Officer (Community Engagement)

Clarence Valley Council Full Time Permanent 15/01/2019

Working for Clarence Valley Council’s community development team is much more than just a job. It’s about the community we live in. It’s about building the future of our area. Whether we’re shaping policy or working with the community, we all share the common goal of making the Clarence a great place to live. If you want your career to be more than turning a profit for an organisation – then you’ll find the career you’re looking for with us.

Living in the Clarence Valley, you’ll be able to enjoy the local lifestyle: catching a fish or a wave before work and river views on your daily commute; or perhaps you’d like to ride your horse on a hobby farm instead. We have a work/life balance that is exactly as it should be – balanced.

Checkout about living in the Clarence Valley here.

What you need to know...

  • this position is only available to persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent
  • permanent part time - 56 hours per fortnight
  • salary - $31.98 - $38.13 per hour
  • location - Yamba
  • the opportunity to accrue time in lieu
  • the opportunity to 'purchase' leave

About the role

Community engagement is the point where community passion and commitment help to inform our future. Unlike a lot of other jobs, the community engagement officer works with a huge range of people, services and government departments. You help to make define the appetites of the community. The Clarence Valley is committed to reflecting the diverse community we serve and this position will create a community link, with all people, where all are valued. You  need to be very good at listening as the community engagement position is the ‘ears’ that help Clarence Valley Council ‘hear’ effectively. You will help to build stronger, more inclusive communities. With your help, advice, advocacy, and support, the community will grow stronger, you get the satisfaction of seeing the results of your work play out before your eyes.

Download the position description here.

A probation period applies to this position.


Dan Griffin, Community Services Coordinator on 6645 0231.

Closing date

Sunday, 3 February 2019 at 11.30 pm (NSW time) daylight saving time

Other important information

This is an identified position in accordance with Part 2, Division 2, Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 and Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants must demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criterion. 

Council applies the definition of Aboriginality as defined in the NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983. The Act requires a person to, be of Aboriginal decent, identify as an Aboriginal person and be accepted by the Aboriginal community in which he/she lives. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants must demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criterion.

Applicants can demonstrate their Aboriginality by:

  • demonstrating membership of a Local Aboriginal Land Council; or
  • presenting a certificate or paper confirming Aboriginality from a recognised Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community organisation with a common seal.

 How to apply:

  • All applications must be lodged online via Council's website
  • Applications received via Seek's "Apply for this job" function will not be considered.
  • Once you start your online application you cannot save and return later. 
  • You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document, and then copy and paste into the fields below.
  • Attachments such as certificates and licences must be combined into one document before you attach them to your application.
  • You must use your own email address and not one used previously by another person that has applied for a position with Council.
  • For further information about the selection process including tips on how to address the selection criteria please refer to the Careers page on the Clarence Valley Council website. 

 For this application you will be required to supply a resume and relevant certificates and licences.


Council is an EEO employer and indigenous people are encouraged to apply.