Employment Details
Date Added: 3-May-2023
Closing Date: 5-Jun-2023 09:00 AM

Community Development Officer

  • Permanent Full-time Position
  • Salary range $56 476.25 - $67 771.27 (pro-rata) per annum [higher rate based on salary progression opportunities]
  • 10.5% Guaranteed superannuation plus up to an additional 6% matching employer contribution
  • 20 days annual leave (pro-rata) and 2 days Public Service Leave
  • Hybrid/Flexible working arrangement and professional development opportunities

About the Shire of Chittering
It is an exciting and challenging time to work for the Shire as a Local Government that is experiencing growth due to its desirable lifestyle, scenic environment, and the recently extended Tonkin Highway.  The Shire of Chittering employees (around 60 FTE) comprising the Administration and Depot is located in Bindoon (30 minutes from Ellenbrook).   Committed to a positive and collaborative work culture and providing employee’s diverse opportunities in their roles, the Shire of Chittering is a desirable place to work. 

About the Position
The Shire of Chittering is seeking a Community Development Officer to foster connection and support within the community to build an active and thriving community.  This will involve strategic oversight and delivery of programs and activities across five core areas of community events; activated community spaces; senior and aging; children and youth; and Council Projects.   

 About You
The successful candidate will ideally have exceptional organisational skills, time management, problem solving and interpersonal skills while modelling a can-do attitude and team collaboration. The successful candidate will have (although not limited to):

  • Tertiary qualification in Community Development or Services or similar, min. two years’ experience in a similar position
  • Advanced skills in professionally written and oral communications
  • Highly developed skills in use of relevant software programs, digital tools and social media
  • Current “C” class Driver’s licence
  • The right to live and work in Australia and a National Police Clearance.

Applying for this Position
Applicants are required to refer to the position’s Information Package for position and application: link below


Application must include:

  • resume
  • cover letter that addresses the selection criteria
  • Employment Application Form


Applications must be received by no later than 9am, Monday 5 June 2023.

Late applications will not be accepted. For further information contact Human Resources by email or phoning (08) 9576 4600.  We may commence interviews upon receipt and reserve the right to close the position early.

We recognise that we are strengthened by diversity and are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage all applications, as part of a diverse and inclusive workforce.


Melinda Prinsloo
Chief Executive Officer

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