Community Planning Coordinator

Job No: PMC2019012
Location: Port Macquarie, NSW

Applications Close Sunday 17 February 2019 11:30pm


About the Role

The Community Planning Coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of the Community Planning Program and working with communities across the LGA to produce community plans for our 18 identified communities.

The purpose of the Community Planning Coordinator will develop community capacity building through the development of plans that engages and empowers the community to collaborate and co-design the future of their communities with Council through a variety of engagement methods and planned processes.

This will be an intensive role where daily activities include planning and coordinating the role out of the 18 community plans, engaging with the communities to achieve a level of support for the development of the plans. Working with the Community Council Action teams to assist in the development and delivery of the plans. Coordinating with a multi-disciplinary team within Council to support the development and implementation of the plans. The role will spend a great deal of time immersed in the 18 communities to empower them to deliver the place they would like to see into the future.


About you

To be successful in this role you will need to love working with the community and have a desire develop new and innovative ways to get all members of our communities involved in framing the ways in which their places are developed.



This is a full time, temporary role for up to 12 months, with remuneration in the range of $82,251.50-$92,581.90 per annum (depending on skills and experience), plus 9.5% superannuation. The role is 35 hour a week, with access to Council’s Flexible Working Hours policy.


About Council

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is located on the mid north coast of NSW in one of Australia’s fastest growing regions. We have a strong commitment to organisational excellence and community, through our service provision to some 80,000 residents. With an enviable climate, the Hastings region is a premier tourist destination offering a diverse range of lifestyle options that are great for supporting a healthy work life balance. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council was the 2017 winner of the prestigious A R Bluett Memorial award for most progressive and innovative council in NSW.



Please contact: Lucilla Marshall – Group Manager Community Place (02) 6581 8063


Applying for the Position

Before you apply for the job please read the position description and recruitment selection criteria below.


Position Description

Selection Criteria


Please complete the application form below and answer the questions which relate to the essential and desirable criteria within the Selection Criteria, then upload a copy of your resume and cover letter.


You may find it helpful to write your response to the questions in a word document then copy/paste this into the application form once you are ready to submit your application.


Close Date

All applications must be submitted no later than Sunday 17 February 2019 11:30pm


Note: Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future identical, or similar positions for a period of 12 months.

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