Shire of Manjimup

Community Development Officer

Posted: 18 Jun
Closes: 15 Jul


Community Development Officer – F220097

$84,018 base per annum (plus entitlements)

The Position

The Shire of Manjimup is seeking a suitably qualified individual to engage in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the Shire’s Community Services strategic plans that guide priorities and enable the provision of adequate services to the community.

This role includes, but not limited to:

  • Developing local ownership and community decision making in community development initiatives and planning.
  • Building capacity in local community groups, organisations and individuals who contribute to community participation and activation.
  • Fostering the development for positive social interaction and celebration within the community.
  • Preparing submissions and reports seeking to attract additional resources to community projects.
  • Supporting the development and delivery of events that promote the region and grow the economic benefit of the visitor economy.
  • Working as part of a Community Development Team, prioritising special project focus as directed. Projects and tasks within the team’s strategic portfolios.

The Person

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Tertiary qualification in Community Development or related field and/or 2 years’ experience in a community development or similar role.
  • Demonstrated experience in forming cooperative and productive relationships with community members, groups, organisations, funding bodies and local, state and federal government bodies.
  • Excellent understanding of the principles and practices of ‘community development’ and ‘community capacity building’.
  • Strong cultural awareness and understanding of reconciliation.
  • Proven, well-rounded communication skills, which encompass all facets of effective communication including report writing.
  • Proven ability to prepare and work within a budget.
  • Effective computer skills and ability to use the following software: Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint.

To Apply

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To get further information, including the position description, please contact Paula Orr, Human Resources Manager, by phone (08) 9771 7751 or email

Closing Date: 5.00pm Friday 15 July 2022 

The Shire of Manjimup reserves the right to commence interviews prior to the closing date for applications.