Senior Engagement Advisor Program Development

• Work close to home, free car parking – office located at CFA Headquarters, Burwood East

• Collaborative, supportive and flexible work environment - ongoing Full Time role

• Generous conditions and options for vehicle salary packaging - $95,811 pa (plus 9.50% super)
Job Details
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Department: Country Fire Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Burwood East
Reference: VG/1414573
Closing Date: 25-Aug-2019
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - Snr Engage Advisor Program Develop - 2018-06.pdf (PDF, 60KB)
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.

CFA's Community Engagement team manages initiatives that directly contribute to safer communities. Our team are searching for someone with a passion for enhancing public safety, using best-practice and evidence-based engagement methodologies.

As our Senior Advisor Program Development, you will play a key role in developing and maintaining community engagement programs and supporting key internal and external stakeholders. This position provides support to stakeholders who coordinate and deliver our programs and initiatives, as well as enhancing our existing programs and identifying new approaches to community engagement.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field (eg: social science, community engagement, community safety, project management)  and/or relevant industry experience (equivalent 3 years minimum)
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of community engagement programs
  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills including public speaking and facilitation
  • Highly developed organisational and planning skills in the context of a complex, changing business environment requiring agility and flexibility
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to engage stakeholders at varying levels and seniority while maintaining effective working relationships 
  • Ability to work autonomously across various locations across Victoria, while maintaining a strong presence within the team

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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