Waverley Council

Engagement Officer

Posted: 05 May
Closes: 25 May
Bondi Junction, New South Wales



  • Two year contract, fulltime role – 35 hours per week
  • Salary $81,000 - $94,000 per annum plus superannuation
  • Flexible working conditions, potential to work a nine-day fortnight, family friendly policies and other great employee benefits

Waverley is a diverse and innovative Council located in the heart of Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. With a broad range of services and programs, Waverley is one of the leading local government areas in NSW. Taking in some of Sydney's most beautiful beaches including the world famous Bondi Beach, and encompassing part of Sydney's global economic corridor at Bondi Junction, Waverley Council is an amazing place to broaden your career.


As part of the Communications and Engagement Team, you will produce high quality, professional and effective communications and engagement plans and materials, promoting authentic engagement practices. You will build strong relationships with external stakeholders, and with internal stakeholders to provide advice and support on engagement activities on a range of complex and highly visible infrastructure projects. You’ll coordinate, draft and edit accurate and interesting internal and external communications materials, and guide the delivery of effective and comprehensive consultation techniques.


To be successful in this role, you’ll have tertiary qualifications in communications or a related field and have a minimum of three years’ experience in community engagement, dealing with a diverse range of stakeholders. You’ll be competent in the application of IAP2 principles and be able to demonstrate solid experience in the facilitation of community engagement design, delivery and evaluation. Critical to this role will be your highly developed communication skills, with a positive approach to working cooperatively with others and the ability to appreciate competing points of view.


Waverley Council is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all candidates. We encourage applications from women and men from diverse groups, including, but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people; people from culturally diverse backgrounds; young people; older workers; people with disabilities; LGBTIQ; and other minority groups.


Please refer to the position description for detailed information on the position and required skills and experience. For more information contact Oona Nielssen on 0450 904 942.