Youth Participation and Communications Officer

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Part-time2 hours ago
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Fixed Term Part Time – 30.4 hours per fortnight – to 29 September 2022

Band 5 – $73,296 to $85,054 pro rata (+ 10.5% super)

Council’s Youth Services unit is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced communications specialist to be our creative and youth-friendly engagement leader with the aim of building awareness of and participation in our youth programs and services.

The Youth Participation and Communications Officer is responsible for providing high quality internal and external communications and marketing that directly increases awareness, engagement and participation of the programs and services provided by the Youth Services team. The opportunity to lead this portfolio will align with Council’s “What Youth Want” engagement campaign and play a pivotal role in providing young people a voice in future service responses in Hobsons Bay.

Appropriately qualified for this role and can demonstrate your experience in effective communications and marketing delivery

A self- starter, motivated to create and implement creative, youth- focused engagement initiatives

Passionate, knowledgeable and experienced in effective communications planning, delivering and evaluation, ideally with or alongside young people

Familiar with the YACVic Code of Ethical Practice, Victorian Child Safe Standards, and the role of youth services in a local government setting

Hit the ground running! Manage a busy and exciting workload, delivering on a newly developed role that focuses on youth engagement and participation

Build trust, rapport and reputation with young people and their supporters/ stakeholders via appropriate communications channels and platforms

Work as part of a team of youth work professionals to engage young people and demonstrate outcomes through your efforts

Review, advise and provide sound recommendations on relevant and effective communications tools, platforms and plans.

A copy of the position description can be found below. For further information please contact Marisa Uwarow, Coordinator Youth Services at

Applications must include a cover letter outlining your suitability to the role and an updated resume. Applications close at 11.30pm, Thursday 7 July 2022.

Please submit your application either by submitting online or posting to:

HR Recruitment

Hobsons Bay City Council

PO Box 21


An automated email will be sent upon receipt of your electronic application. Please re-submit your application if the auto reply has not been received or call (03) 9932 1092 if you are experiencing difficulty.

Hobsons Bay City Council is committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity, Child Safety and Workplace Diversity. We encourage a diverse workforce reflective of our community to better meet the needs of our customers.

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