Community Engagement Manager

Our client is a leading Gov department, who are looking for an experienced Community Engagement Manager to join their team.

This diverse and exciting role is a 6 month contract, based in the CBD.
  • Project-manage the development and implementation of community and stakeholder engagement services to projects in accordance with the directorate’s strategic plans, consultative processes and reporting requirements.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate best practice communication and engagement strategies
  • Account manage communication and engagement requirements for projects (up to 30), engaging, supporting and performance managing external agencies.
  • Manage the implementation of a range of community and stakeholder engagement tools and techniques, such as community forums and events, workshops, briefings, surveys, community outreach activities and engagement tools.
  • Implement a range of appropriate communication tools and materials to support engagement, tailored to different audiences. This could include web content, flyers, newsletters, videos, social media content and advertising activities.
  • Monitor and report on the interests of community and key stakeholders, assess program and project risks and provide recommendations to senior executives on how to best manage complex and contentious issues.
  • Successfully project manage a number of different communication and engagement activities so that they are delivered on time and on budget.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders

Required Experience
  • Tertiary qualifications in communications or a related discipline and/or equivalent experience within community engagement.
  • Experience in the delivery of community consultation projects, either in the public or private sector.
Key Challenges
  • Deliver on a high volume of complex projects with varying communication priorities and sensitivities
  • Support the Senior Manager, Community Engagement in responding to emerging urgent matters and dealing with complex and contentious issues, competing projects and often tight timeframes
Please note this role requires travel to outer suburban and regional locations, and work outside of core business hours in the evening and on weekends.

If you are interested please APPLY TODAY for an immediate interview.
Sydney (Sydney C B D)