Community Resilience Officer

Wingecarribee Shire Council Full Time Contract 20/06/2022

2 Year Fixed-Term Opportunity
35 hour week with 19 day - 4 week cycle
Salary from $75,775.44 -$87,899.76 p.a. plus superannuation

This is a re advertised position - Previous applicants need not re-apply

Located in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Wingecarribee Shire Council is only 40 minutes from South West Sydney and the Illawarra region.
We are looking for someone who wants to make a difference and support our mission to create and nurture a vibrant and diverse community in harmony with the region's urban, agricultural and natural environments.

About the Role
The Community Resilience Officer position is a two-year contract working across bushfire impacted communities and community stakeholders to facilitate initiatives, resources, and activities based on identified needs for recovery and resilience.

About You
The successful candidate will have qualifications in a relevant discipline with experience in recovery and disaster preparedness. A background in community development is highly desirable.

Critical to your success in the role is an understanding of bushfire and/or disaster recovery, coupled with your ability to translate this knowledge into programs and initiatives while responding to the community's needs. You are an excellent communicator with skills in building positive relationships and sustainable partnerships across the community.

The Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Focus on health and well-being with flexible working conditions
  • Opportunities for professional development and training
  • Access to our free, confidential employee assistance program (EAP)

    How to Apply
    Please upload your current resume and a cover letter addressing the essential criteria stated in the Position Description that demonstrates how you meet the role requirements. Applicants not addressing the essential criteria may not be considered.

    For further information about the role, please contact Cath Brennan, Coordinator Community Development on (02) 4868 0761.

    Closing Date
    Applications are to be received by Wednesday 6th July 2022. Applications will be progressively reviewed prior to the closing date.

    Only applicants with the right to work in Australia will be considered for this position.

    In accordance with Wingecarribee Shire Council's COVID 19 Safety Plan, we encourage all employees to be COVID 19 vaccinated.

    Wingecarribee Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer that provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people. We value people of all cultures, languages, capacities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and/or expressions. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    Click here to download the Position Description.