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Community Development Officer – Health, Wellbeing and Diversity

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Work type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Community Services and Development

Community Development Officer – Health, Wellbeing and Diversity 

Mitchell Shire Council has embarked on Victoria’s last great story of growth.

Located just 40 minutes from Melbourne where the city meets the country, we’re renowned for our scenic beauty that’s rich in both history and heritage.  We’re home to a mix of beautiful natural landscapes, townships and emerging communities in some of Australia’s fastest-growing suburbs.

Come join a Local Government Organisation offering a fantastic opportunity for Community, Opportunity and Growth for the right applicant.

This is your opportunity to join a supportive organisation in an area with a projected population growth of 181,591 people.

About the Opportunity

This is an exciting new opportunity to join a diverse and dynamic Community Development Team. This role is responsible for working alongside internal and external stakeholders to oversee the delivery of Mitchell Shire's Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021 - 2025. 

Tasks for this role include: 

  • Working alongside internal teams and external organisations to deliver strategies and oversee reporting of the Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021 - 2025. 
  • Leading community capacity building projects, events and activities supporting LGBTIQ+ residents and allies, First Nations and multicultural communities. 
  • Facilitation of the Health & Wellbeing Network.

This role is a Permanent, Full-time opportunity with a Monthly ADO. Remuneration begins at $85.9K to $93.4K (Band 6) plus superannuation.

About You

You may be a recent graduate looking to apply your academic skills and gain hands on experience or you may be experienced in the delivery and development of strategic plans looking to apply your skills in a community environment. The successful candidate will have experience, qualifications or a background in Public Health, Health Promotion or Community Development. They will have experience and/or qualifications in implementing social policy and strategic framework development and experience and/or qualifications in developing, implementing and evaluating initiatives using project management principles.  

For further information about this role please contact Acting Coordinator Community Development and Youth Services, Teagan Harris on 0419 015 692 or

All applications must address the Key Selection Criteria in the position description. For information on how to apply, please visit our Careers page.

Please note: the successful applicant will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check, prior to commencement. You may also be asked to provide evidence that you meet the relevant State Government vaccination requirements.  

Please note that applications will be processed as they are received, and the position may be filled prior to the closing date. 

Applications close at 5pm Monday 24th June 2024.

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