Yarra City Council
Bicultural Liaison Officer

Posted: 14 Apr
Closes: 22 Apr


Bicultural Liaison Officer (Casual)

Band 4A + 25% ($43.97 per hour)

The Equity and Community Development Branch is currently looking for Bicultural Liaison Officers to join our team on a casual basis. The Equity and Inclusion Unit utilises networks, relationships and programs to facilitate direct community participation in the development and delivery of strategies and initiatives of Council.

Bicultural Liaison Officers will support culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Yarra to participate in community consultations, and receive information about Council. We are seeking staff who speak any of the following languages:

  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Vietnamese
  • Arabic

As a Bicultural Liaison Officer, you will:

  • Assist CALD residents to participate meaningfully in community consultations, workshops and information sessions;
  • Use your cultural knowledge, language skills and lived experience to assist Council to improve engagement with Yarra’s CALD communities.

Suitable candidates will:

  • Live in, or have close connections to, the City of Yarra ;
  • Speak, read and understand English confidently;
  • Confidently speak one or more other of the following languages (Arabic / Cantonese / Mandarin/ Vietnamese);
  • Have strong connections with CALD communities and groups in Yarra.

Download File 100575 - Bicultural Liaison Officer - Position Description.docx

For further information, please contact Cristina Del Frate, Senior Coordinator Equity and Inclusion on (03) 9205 5174.

Applications for this position close on Sunday 21 April 2024 at 11:55pm.   

In your application, please attach your Resume and 1-page Cover Letter. In your Cover Letter, provide a brief overview addressing the Key Selection Criteria (KSC) as outlined in the Position Description. A separate document addressing KSC is not required.

*This position is subject to satisfactory Police Check and Working with Children check prior to commencement. Pre-employment checks are not used by Yarra City Council to prevent any applicant from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.   

Yarra City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation and supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.