Communications Officer - Position No 1030.000

Job No: COWRA113
Location: Cowra

Position No:                          1030.000

Salary:                                   $847.74 pw plus 9.5% Superannuation

Position Status:                    Part Time - Job Share

Hours of Work:                     21 Hours Per Week (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)

Closing Date:                        4.00pm Monday 26 November 2018

About Cowra & Cowra Council

Cowra Council is located in the town of Cowra (population circa 10,000) and the Shire's population 12,500.  The shire has a strong and diverse agriculture base with solid industrial, commercial and retail sectors.  Whilst Cowra boasts excellent medical and education services we are strategically located close to the regional cities of Orange and Bathurst so access to higher end medical treatment and tertiary education is available.

Cowra is a busy and active community with a number of true country experiences from relaxing along the extensive waterways to exploring the tranquil Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre. Residents and tourists alike seek out Cowra's fascinating history, from the days of steam trains to the largest Prisoner of War breakout in modern military history.

Having been declared "Fit for the Future", Council now has a strong foundation to be able to plan for the future and continue to provide the infrastructure and services expected by our community.

Councils finances are healthy and our assets are well maintained.  We have 182 staff and a budget of $34.6 million.  We pride ourselves on our contemporary, professional approach with a focus on customer service excellence.

About the Role

Cowra Council is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to fill the position of Communications Officer in a job share capacity.  This key role reports to the General Manager and will be responsible for determining and implementing communication strategies, managing media relations, coordinating internal and external publications, advertising, marketing and Council’s online communication.

Applicants will need to have attained a tertiary qualification in public relations or related discipline, with knowledge of local government policies and practices being an advantage.

The successful applicant will have exemplary communication skills, the ability to manage stakeholder relationships at a high level and experience in key message development.



Further enquiries:  General Manager - Paul Devery - 02 6340 2013

How to Apply

Before you apply for this position, please read the position description carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position. 

You will be required to answer questions relating to the selection criteria on the online application below, your answers will be accessed & rated, so please ensure you take time in providing your answers and give examples of demonstrated experience when requested. 

You will also be asked to attach your current resume which should include two recent employment related referees. Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your resume.  A cover letter is not mandatory, but may be added if so desired. 

PLEASE NOTE: Once you have commenced your application you cannot save and continue at a later stage. 

Late applications will not be accepted.

Pre-employment Screening

In the event you are shortlisted for an interview, and are then selected to progress to the next stage following interview, you must be prepared to undergo the following pre-employment screening processes as part of the selection process:

  • A pre-employment physical examination, including hearing, drug & alcohol assessments.
  • Please include two work related referees in your resume for reference checking purposes - please ensure your referee details are current
  • Council may also check authenticity of certificates and qualifications



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