Come and work with us!

Come and work with us!

Burnie Works is seeking a Participation Officer to join its team. 

Burnie Works is a collective impact initiative contributing to positive change in the areas of education, employment, justice, child youth families and wellbeing.

This position is critical to facilitate growth in community led participation in Burnie Works and other community initiatives. The role of the Participation Officer also provides a conduit to ensure that the community voice is heard and amplified to services and government agencies. To be successful in this role the applicant will need to be able to work autonomously and with a team. You will need to be personable, empathetic and value diversity, be able to build relationships with a diverse range of people as well as be adaptable, proactive, and curious to find new and creative ways of working.  

Reporting to the Business Manager, the Participation Officer is responsible for encouraging and expanding the number of community members involved in Burnie Works and community initiatives. The Participation Officer need to be able to seek, create, and support opportunities, projects and initiatives, to build capacity, capability and enable meaningful participation. The position will build upon existing relationships and seek to grow further relationships with groups and organisations in Burnie.

The position will also support the Project Officers and Shared Learning Coordinator.

To be successful in the role, you will need to demonstrate:

  1. Relevant community development, community services or demonstrated experience.
  2. Experience in the development of community projects and initiatives or related field.
  3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with a range of people and organisations and sustain positive working relationships. 
  4. Knowledge of traditional and emerging community engagement approaches.
  5. The ability to manage competing priorities and use initiative and problem-solving skills in the day-to-day coordination projects and initiatives.

Award: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Industry Service Award, Level 5
Annual Salary: $88,761 plus 12.5% superannuation (pro-rata). Part time (0.8 FTE), contract to 30 June 2024

Before applying, contact Anne Langham 0490 901 882 or email to discuss.

Applications close 5pm Monday 17 October 2022