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Community Engagement Specialist

Water Corporation

Location: Leederville

Job Type: Not Specified


    Based in Leederville, a short 5 minute walk from the train station

      Fixed Term position until May 2024

        $127,902 + 11% Super

        Working for Water Corporation means you'll be part of an essential workforce on a very important mission - to secure Western Australia’s most precious resource in the face of climate change.

        You'll get to work flexibly alongside innovators, creators, thinkers and doers to make a meaningful difference to lives all over WA.

        Plus, you'll get the opportunity to carve a career path as diverse as the different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of our 3000+ people. Where will water take you? The possibilities are endless.

        About the role

        We have a fixed term opportunity for a full time Level 6 Specialist to join Community Engagement from mid October 2023 – end May 2024.

        Reporting to Lead – Community Engagement the role will primarily provide strategic communication and engagement support for the Alkimos Seawater Desalination Plant (ASDP).

        What the role will involve

        • Develop and deliver stakeholder and community engagement strategies, activities, and materials for the largest infrastructure project Water Corporation currently has in its 5 year capital program.
        • Drive multi-agency collaboration to build a positive brand for ASDP and improve positive interactions with communities and stakeholders.
        • Identify risks, manage contentious issues and participate in the provision of briefings and community engagement advice and recommendations to the project team.

        Key skills and experience

        • Extensive experience in community engagement, stakeholder, and issues management for large infrastructure projects
        • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills with an ability to summarise complex issues for common use
        • High level of attention to detail and initiative
        • Ability to work effectively under pressure and manage competing deadlines
        • Degree qualifications in communications, public relations, community development or other relevant discipline

        Does this role sound like your next career move? If yes, apply!

        Please submit a covering letter and resume that best demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of this role.

        Applications close Sunday, 24th September, 2023

        Please note: By applying for this role, you are consenting to your current and previous line managers being contacted as references. It is strongly recommended that all internal applicants advise their line manager of any applications for acting or permanent positions prior to applying.

        As part of the recruitment process you will be required to complete Pre-Employment screening which may include a medical, qualification check, police clearance and Australian working rights check.

        We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date.

        Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace:

        Diversity and inclusion are more than words. They guide us on building a thriving workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and our community.

        We encourage applications from every background, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, youth, LGBTQIA+ folks and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

        Applicants with disability who require adjustments, or alternative methods of communication in the recruitment process, can contact a Recruitment Officer at or 9420 2000.

        To read our diversity and inclusion statement, please visit our website