Community Engagement Coordinator

• Located at CFA Headquarters, Burwood East

• Fixed Term Full – Time (Up to 8 April 2019)

• $76,690 pa (plus 9.50% super)
Job Details
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Department: Country Fire Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Burwood East
Reference: VG/1350172
Closing Date: 26-Aug-2018
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD -Comm Engage Coord - 2018-07 (PTA4).pdf (PDF, 63KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Paul Harris
03 9262 8571

Position Details

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world's largest, and most highly regarded community based emergency services organisations. We respond to fire and other emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whilst our firefighters are the cornerstone of CFA services, what goes on behind the scenes is just as important in helping to protect lives and property.

The Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) position plays a key role in liaising with our main stakeholders in the field and other areas of CFA to build and strengthen consistent, timely and organised communication and collaboration, as well as building the capability of our own team members in being customer-focused, and ensuring alignment of our team's plans and activities to regional/district plans in relation to community engagement program and initiative service delivery.

The primary role of the Community Engagement Coordinator is to coordinate and support the delivery of the Community Engagement team's business plan (and supporting project/work plans) as well as the development and integration/support with Regional and District Community Safety/risk plans. The Coordinator will bring significant project management capability and expertise to the Community Engagement Team, and be responsible for coordination and support activities to policy and strategy development and program innovation activities.

 The successful applicant will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in social science, management and/or education and training or relevant industry experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in program coordination.
  • Well-developed analytical skills.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Well-developed organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet tight work demands.
  • Ability to build working relationships and liaise and consult with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to lead, mentor and develop casual and volunteer members.

 Your Application

When applying for a position with CFA, the key to progressing in the selection process is the quality of your application. Your application must demonstrate that you have the qualifications, experience, key attributes and skills required for the position.

 Applicants must address the selection criteria outlined in the attached position description.

 Your application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Responses to the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the Position Description
  • Resume

 Submitting your Application

When you click the 'apply' button you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details and respond to employment-related questions.


The successful applicant will be required to complete a National Police History Check.


CFA supports flexible working arrangements and is committed to being an inclusive, fair and child safe organisation for all staff, volunteers and the community.


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