Community Development & Events Officer

Organisation Name West Coast Council
Job Type Contract
Job Status Full-Time
Contact Name Eleanor Strang
Position Corporate & Strategic Services Coordinator
Contact Email estrang@westcoast.tas.gov.au
Telephone Work: 03 64714707
Lodgement PO Box 63 Queenstown TAS 7467
Deadline for applications Friday, 30 June 2017 at 5:00 pm

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Are you passionate about building solid foundations between local government and the community? Looking to take that next step into a role that could fast track your career, or a seasoned professional looking to settle into a smaller community that has set big goals for the future? If so, then this outstanding opportunity should not be missed.

The West Coast is firmly focused on becoming the best at what we do and we are looking to attract talented people that have the same vision and drive to make that happen. This new position is responsible for leading, improving and coordinating the practice of community engagement across the organisation.

The West Coast municipality is the gateway to Tasmania's wilderness. Renowned tourist destinations include Strahan, situated on Macquarie Harbour, and the picturesque shack sites of Granville Harbour and Trial Harbour. The inland population centres of Queenstown, Zeehan, Tullah, Rosebery, Gormanston and Linda are all within a short distance from magnificent lakes, rivers, rainforests, dunes and historic sites.

West Coast has traditionally had an economy based on tourism, mining and in recent times a growing aquaculture presence, however the need to diversify our industry base and economic drivers was highlighted during the recent West Coast Community Plan 2025process.  This community-owned strategic plan identifies a range of strategies that all stakeholders can strive to implement. 

Council is taking a leadership role in this process with the appointment of the new position – a critical step in the process of implementing the community’s vision for the West Coast. The Community Development & Events Officer will report directly to the Economic Development & Tourism Coordinator.

Ideally you will have previous experience in a similar role however if you are intelligent, personable and enjoy a challenge Council will consider applicants with a varied skilled base.  For the right person, this will be an extremely challenging and rewarding role, with a salary package to be negotiated with the successful candidate.

If you want to be part of an emerging community with a real Plan for the next decade and become an integral member of a strong, progressive Council team, contact Council’s General Manager via telephone (03) 64 714 721 or email ea@westcoast.tas.gov.au to find out more about the position.

A position description is available below. 

Applications addressing the key selection criteria, including current resume and covering letter should be marked ‘Confidential - Community Development Officer’, and be forwarded to the Corporate & Strategic Services Coordinator by Friday 30 June 2017.


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11 Sticht Street
PO Box 63
Queenstown TAS 7467