Community Engagement Officer

20 hours each week

Hobart Women’s Shelter (HWS) provides crisis accommodation and support to women and children experiencing family violence and/or homelessness. We are currently seeking a dynamic woman* who is extremely organised, creative, passionate and a great communicator to join our vibrant and innovative team as a Community Engagement Officer

The Community Engagement Officer is responsible for the development and delivery of a Community Engagement Strategy that promotes constructive relationships with the local community, businesses, not for profit sector and with individuals. The role is also responsible for delivering and reporting on community engagement activities to best fit Hobart Women’s Shelter plans including the Strategic Plan.

This unique opportunity offers the successful applicant the prospect to shape community engagement for the shelter, build trust with our community, and guide policy and planning development using evidence from community engagement activities.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • High level planning, communication, presentation, facilitation to diverse clients, wider community, Government and Stakeholders.
  • Excellent written communication, including reporting writing, correspondence and evaluation of programs.
  • Ability to develop programs for women, children and vulnerable individuals/and or groups.
  • Ability to develop and initiate creative community engagement solutions and strategies for HWS.
  • High level project management skills, including project planning and scoping, assessment, logistics and implementation.
  • Ability to conduct research, data analysis and findings, reach conclusions, compile any results and findings and evaluate programs and initiatives.
  • Ability to coordinate and work with others to collaboratively achieve strategic objectives.
  • High level social media and interaction skills, including the ability to facilitate and maintain online conversations, publications and blogs.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing funding/grant submissions with demonstrable success.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

An application package can be downloaded here or please contact our CEO, Janet Saunders on (03) 62738455, ceo@hobartws.org.au. Position closes COB Friday 21 April 2017

*Exemption under the Anti-Discrimination Act (1998)