Job Details - Manager Community Engagement

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496855 Finance & Corp Services Full time, Permanent Full Time, Contract Community Services & Development
Moreton Bay Regional Council is Australia's third largest local government, conveniently located between the Brisbane CBD and the Sunshine Coast.

The Moreton Bay Region is a diverse area, spanning more than 2000 square kilometres and boasting everything from rural townships to urban centres, coastal villages and thriving business precincts – We've Got It All.

Moreton Bay Regional Council employs more than 1700 staff dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of more than 425,000 residents. With your skills, join council's team and help make a difference to one of South-East Queensland's fastest growing urban areas.  

The Financial and Project Services department provides a range of corporate support functions that assist with the operation of all areas of Council. These functions include the processing and payment of approximately 60,000 supplier invoices per year, the processing of the fortnightly payroll for Council’s 1,700+ workforce, the provision of strategic advice and assistance on procurement matters, and the levying and collection of approximately $320 million in rates and utility charges each year. The Financial and Project Services department is committed to providing a high level of service to other Council departments and the community.

About the Role
We are excited to be introducing a new opportunity into Moreton Bay Regional Council, a Manager Community Engagement. As our Manager Community Engagement, you will work collaboratively with Council stakeholders to develop and maintain a Community Engagement Strategy and Framework that meets the needs of the community. The framework you create will demonstrate Council's commitment to diversity and inclusion and will ensure our priority of facilitating the implementation of strong and effective community engagement strategies is reflected.

Moreton Bay Regional Council is committed in ensuring the community needs are heard and understood by Council within a structured evidence-based framework; and as The Manager Community Engagement you will lean into the opportunities we have to ensure our community is listened to. Additionally, you will be overseeing and coordinating community engagement services for a wide range of Council operational initiatives including strategic planning, capital works projects, cultural services needs and asset maintenance work that impact the Moreton Bay Regional Council community.

Embedding yourself in these activities means from time to time you will occasionally outside normal working hours, including weekends. This new role is both unique and emerging and you’ll have the opportunity to build a team to support you in bringing this work to life.

About you
We’re looking to leverage your experience in delivering significant community consultation projects for the public sector, preferably local government as a key in the delivery of this role. Your demonstrated experience building strong relationships across a diverse range of stakeholders and exceptional verbal and written communication abilities are a must, and ideally you’ll have Tertiary qualification in an appropriate discipline (eg business, public relations, communications, media) and /or equivalent experience within Community Engagement along with and International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Certificate.


Term: Up to 4 years  

Location: Strathpine

Package: $199,490 - $221,655 total package including super and benefits

  • Generous employer funded superannuation benefits (up to 12%) 
  • Five weeks paid annual leave per year 
  • Council’s office locations have local parking on-site and are in close proximity to public transport networks

Work Location

Please note that whilst the current work location for this position is specified above, staff may be required to transfer to any of council's work locations with notice. Council currently has administration offices located at Caboolture, Strathpine and Redcliffe as well as depots, libraries and a range of other facilities located throughout the region.

How to Apply

Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role. Applicants will need to attach the following documents:

  • A current resumé or curriculum vitæ

Role Description

Download File Please click here for a detailed Position Description 

Applicants that do not hold the qualification outlined in the role description are encouraged to apply if they have an equivalent level of expertise and experience to undertake the range of activities required for this role.

Further Information

To obtain further details please contact council's Careers team at 

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