First listed on: 27 May 2021

 Coordinator Community Engagement


City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington. If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Council’s Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

We are building a safe and inclusive culture where our people are empowered to deliver their best work.  Embracing innovation and change, we continually deliver richer and higher quality services to a vibrant, diverse and iconic municipality. We are passionate and energetic, working as one team to build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. Progress is important to us, and we and make it a priority to invest in our people’s wellbeing, growth and development.

Job Description

We’re looking for someone who can work with our Manager Communications and Engagement and take lead of engagement projects and strategy work, but also build internal capacity to deliver deliberative and consultative engagement programs.

The Victorian Government’s Local Government Act 2020 sets a high benchmark for engagement for Councils and as an experienced community engagement professional you’ll have the opportunity to build, shape and lead a team that implements community engagement strategies that input into major Council projects, priorities and policies. You’ll also work closely with our communications team to make sure these opportunities are reaching the people they need to.

This is your chance to make sure the Stonnington community’s voice is heard in the work that we do.

Desired Skills and Experience

To succeed in this position you will need:

  • Proven experience and track record in leading an engagement function that delivers effective engagement strategies and reporting back to the organisation.
  • Strong leadership skills with effective methods for coaching and developing others and fostering a cohesive team environment.
  • Understanding and experience in delivering engagement projects across a range of channels and techniques – including face-to-face.
  • Drive and enthusiasm, with confidence to challenge the norms and question to status quo.
  • Tertiary qualifications in communications, public relations, community development or equivalent.
  • Effective project management skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills

Work for Stonnington today. Work that matters. People who make a difference.  


For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Sean Ross, Manager Communications & Engagement on 8290 1186.

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333. 

Submitting your application 

We are no longer using Position Descriptions or Key Selection Criteria. Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you can ‘deliver’ the aspects of the role and that you have what is needed to ‘thrive’. These are the top two sections in the Success Profile. You do not need to have a heading of each point or address each point individually. Recommended no more than 2 pages for your cover letter.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

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