Community Development Officer

Shire of Wickepin

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Job Description

The Shire of Wickepin is seeking an efficient, organised and community focused individual to join our team for the position of Community Development Officer.

Position Objectives

Assist with the development and promotion of social, cultural, recreation and economic activities within the shire.

Key Responsibilities and duties

General
  • Promote the towns in the Shire of Wickepin as a healthy, strong and connected community, that is actively engaged and involved.
  • Encourage the community to participate in a variety of recreational and educational activities.
  • Promote arts and cultural events and activities.
  • Assisting in the development of tourism and heritage attractions within the shire as a way of assisting the economic development of the shire.
  • Sourcing grant funds to assist with the development of buildings and amenities to enhance the local community.
  • Attending council and committee meetings as required.
  • Preparation of public relations information for newsletters, website and social media on community and council activities.

 Council Support

  • Maintain accurate records of clerical involvement, correspondence and other record material applicable to the position.
  • Provide monthly reports of activities to the council of the shire.
  • Write regular press releases and advertising releases for the various media outlets to enhance the image of the shire as a leading authority in the field of community service and for public information of the role.
  • Respond and prepare correspondence as relating to the position promptly and efficiently.

 Attractive conditions of employment are offered including 9.5% superannuation, uniform and other benefits.

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