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Community Organiser and Engagement Officer

WACOSS Staff Agreement Level 4 at $93,791 – $97,543 pro rata per annum, plus superannuation

Part-time Position – 34 hours per week 

Fixed term contract until 30 June 2022

The Western Australian Council of Social Service is the peak body of community service organisations and individuals in Western Australia. WACOSS stands for an inclusive, just and equitable society.

As the peak body for the Western Australian community service sector, we believe that communities flourish where people are given the opportunity to contribute and create. We are committed to enabling and leading change that supports healthy, active and inclusive communities.

To create equitable and empowered communities WACOSS works with its members to advocate with and on behalf of those who are the furthest from levers of power and influence, to amplify their concerns and seek justice, to create a society that genuinely works for the benefit of all.

Working with the Executive, Senior Campaign Manager and Social Policy Teams, the Community Organiser and Engagement Officer will facilitate and support community empowerment and partnership in WACOSS’s advocacy and other activities aimed at ending poverty.

The role will work closely with the WACOSS policy team to translate and disseminate WACOSS advocacy, submissions and research into community messaging. Recruiting, training and sustaining individuals to engage with WACOSS’s campaign will also be central to this role. This will include supporting people with lived experience to share their stories and expertise, co-designing campaign strategies, coordinating campaign meetings and community events, facilitating collective action, and working with the WACOSS team to develop ways for member organisations to proactively engage with campaigning too.

Please submit a maximum three-page statement generally addressing the selection criteria in the job description, together with a current & concise resume. Download the job description. 

WACOSS supports and celebrates diversity in the workplace. Applicants from diverse backgrounds applicants encouraged to apply. 

Closing date for applications is 9am Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Contact: Alenka 08 6381 5300

Email applications to [email protected]