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Community Engagement Officer
  • Permanent, Full Time position
  • Band 6 salary range from $82,922 - $89,577 per annum plus superannuation

City of Ballarat’s new model of Ageing Well Services provides social and community supports that aims to reduce social isolation, improve connectedness and the health and wellbeing of people 55 or older in the community.

An exciting job opportunity is available to lead the development and promotion of ageing well programs, ageism awareness activities, and community education sessions. These initiatives will promote lifelong learning opportunities, encourage community connectedness, and healthy ageing behaviours that align with the Ageing Well in Ballarat Strategy and community need.

You will be passionate, energetic and use your creative skills to develop and maintain Ageing Well Services platforms to increase community awareness of ageing well information that supports older people to be informed, engaged and active in their local community.

This role is ideally suited to someone with experience in community engagement or health promotion who enjoys engaging with the community and aged care, health and social services sectors to develop an understanding of the needs of older adults in Ballarat.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Qualifications and/or demonstrated experience in Community Development, Health Promotion, Marketing and Promotions, or similar community engagement roles.
  • Experience developing content across social media and other communication platforms
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbal and written messages effectively, logically and concisely to diverse internal and external audiences including wider community.
  • Demonstrated ability in community program design, implementation and review
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team to plan and manage competing priorities.
  • Ability to develop and manage individual and team administrative functions and processes. 

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please click on the Apply button and submit your application. The closing date for this position is Sunday 23 June 2024.  Please ensure that you provide a cover letter, current resume and answer the key selection criteria.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full employment medical and police check.


For any additional questions, please contact Cathy Bushell, Team Leader Sector Development - Ageing Well Services on tel: 0428485450.

The City of Ballarat is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values diversity, flexibility and child safety. We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace and reasonable adjustments will be made to the process to ensure equitable access.  We undertake an employment screening process to ensure this commitment is upheld, this includes ensuring the successful candidate holds a valid working with children check and satisfactory criminal history record check.

Job Ref: CJ000266
Submitted: 05-06-2024

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