Civic Events & Engagement Officer

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  • Full Time
  • Mandurah
Position No: 144/2022

Work Type: Permanent – Part Time

  • Are you driven by the opportunity to work for a thriving regional City committed to organisational excellence?
  • We work together with you to create a culture based on respect, trust and inclusiveness.
  • A leading survey recently found Mandurah is one of the top 10 domestic regions Australians would choose to work from when working remotely.

Imagine a future with us

The City of Mandurah (CoM) is one of the main cultural ambassadors and project leaders for Mandurah. We not only support and empower local businesses, create local jobs and opportunities but foster innovation and creativity in enterprise whilst considering the impact to our beautiful environment. We are woven by waterways (gabi), a city with a village heart (mandjoo koort).

At CoM, we look out for one another; prioritise respect, are fair, look after your development and wellbeing; foster an inclusive culture and embrace diversity in all forms. We’re committed to continually building a safe and respectful workplace, where all our people feel appreciated and accepted and achieve their full potential. Every day, your work will make an impact that matters, while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. At CoM you will find unrivalled opportunities to succeed and realise your full potential.

But enough about us, let’s talk about you

The City of Mandurah is looking for a dynamic, high-achieving, collaborative individual to support our Office of the Mayor and Councillors team in the position of Civic Events & Engagement Officer

You will be responsible for:

  • The coordination and delivery of quality civic events and functions.
  • Managing all administration aspects of event coordination.
  • Carrying out Civic community engagement activities/initiatives and events that help build the capacity of our community and Council.
  • Engaging with the community to promote Civic initiatives and encourage community participation in Civic events.
  • Providing efficient, effective and timely administrative support to Elected Members, the Office of the Mayor and Councillors and those who come into contact with the office.
  • Managing the hosting logistics for Council and Committee meetings and attend these meetings in the role of Usher.

To be successful you will have:

  • Qualification in Event Management and/or relevant work experience.
  • Significant experience in a highly administrative and customer-focused role.
  • Experience in community engagement and event delivery.
  • Knowledge of Council policies/practices and the operation of Local Government.
  • Hold a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) and Senior First Aid certificate.

The finer details

This permanent part-time (30.4 hours per week) Level 5 position attracts a pro-rata salary range of $77,729 – $82,799 gross per annum dependent on qualifications and experience. Due to the nature of work and the need to attend Council and Committee meetings and other Civic events, it is essential that applicants are flexible in being able to work after hours and weekends when required.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their background, identity, experience, ability or thinking style.

Sound exactly like the sort of role for you? Great! To apply please visit our Careers page at For further information or any enquiries, please contact Rachel Edwards, Executive Officer to the Mayor & Councillors on (08) 9550 3723.

Applications for this position are open until a suitable pool of candidates is received. This means the vacancy may close without notice

Why work with us?

You will be working for the City of Mandurah, an employer of choice and one of Western Australia’s fastest growing local authorities. Our vision at the City is “Woven by waterways, a City with a village heart” and all our employees instil the values of connected, integrity, excellence, courage and innovate.

There are many advantages in working for the City, including:

  • A fair salary – enjoy great work conditions including salary sacrificing options.
  • Access to free staff parking and less than 50 mins to Perth by train and car.
  • Superannuation Guarantee Contributions (SGC) payments with matching additional contributions made by the City in accordance with the City’s Enterprise Agreement.
  • Health & wellbeing initiatives, including free recreation centre membership.
  • Discounted medical insurance
  • Learning and Development opportunities to fuel your amazingness and take your career to the next level
  • Transparent performance framework – approach your work with confidence in how you’re tracking, working to professional development plans agreed on by you and your line manager.
  • Generous leave entitlements – provisions for many forms of leave; including annual, personal/ carers, parental, study, cultural, domestic violence, compassionate and bereavement leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program support – you are encouraged to use this free short-term, confidential counselling service if you’re experiencing emotional stress, relationship problems, conflict with others or personal issues. It is also available for financial counselling and retirement planning.
  • A vibrant Employee Reward & Recognition Program
  • Did we mention Study Assistance, a social club, corporate uniform and much more!

Mark R Newman
Chief Executive Officer

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