Community Engagement Advisor - Program Development

Located – Burwood East

Full Time, Fixed Term (to 30 June 2022)

PTA Level 4, $84,409 (plus 10% super)
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Department: Country Fire Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function:
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Burwood East
Reference: VG/1584549
Closing Date: 06-Dec-2021
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: to 30 June 2022
Attachments: PD Evaluation Community Engagement Advisor 2021-10.pdf (PDF, 265KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jodie Clarke

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.

About the Role:

A full time, fixed term opportunity within the Program Development section of the Community Engagement Team has arisen to fill the Community Engagement Advisor (CEA) – Program Development role through to 30 June 2022.  This position is based at CFA Headquarters and will involve consultation with our districts, regions and external stakeholders.  

Reporting to the Senior Engagement Advisor Program Development, this position will work as part of a team to develop, renew and implement community fire safety programs and community engagement and education activities for fire preparedness. 

The CEA will bring significant project management capability and expertise to the Community Engagement team.  They will be responsible for the coordination of projects and aligned activities that focus on the design, development and delivery of community education programs, as outlined in the Community Engagement Business Plan. This will include development, documentation and delivery of program logics, program learning outcomes, supporting resources, policy and governance.

The CEA plays a key role in maintaining and building stakeholder relationships with a range of stakeholders, throughout CFA and across CFA field staff. The CEA will bring a ‘customer-focused' approach to providing advice and support to key stakeholders.

As required, the CEA will also be responsible for coordination and support activities for the development and continuous improvement of policy, strategy, guidance documentation and innovation activities related to community engagement and education programs.

Further detailed responsibilities are outlined in the attached position description.

About You:

The person we are looking for will hold a relevant undergraduate qualification and/or experience in developing/delivery programs working with communities.  Further to you this you will have both the ability and knowledge of planning, leading and facilitating groups and meetings.

Crucial to your success in this role will be your demonstrated experience in managing and coordinating projects and a strong understanding of project management methodologies.

Ideally you will also bring well-developed written and verbal communication skills, organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet tight work demands.

If you enjoy building strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, this opportunity may be the next step in your career.

Your Application:

When applying for position, 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.

Your application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • 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 and a Working with Children Check.

In accordance with the recent Public Health Directions issued by the Acting Chief Health Officer, CFA must comply with employer obligations regarding mandatory COVID 19 vaccinations for authorised workers (emergency services). If you are to be successful in gaining employment with CFA, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination against COVID 19.

CFA is committed to be an inclusive, fair and child safe organisation for all staff, volunteers and the community.

Applications close: 11:59pm Monday 6th December 2021

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