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Online Form - Employment Application - Community Development Officer

Permanent Part-Time (32 hours per week)

Do you have a flair for bringing out the best in people and places?

The Shire of Gingin is seeking the skills and talents of a dynamic, experienced person to take on the position of Community Development Officer.  This permanent part-time role would suit someone who can create positive and meaningful connections between the Shire of Gingin and our communities and be instrumental in their continual development.


The Shire of Gingin is a vibrant country local government that is proud of its history, its beautiful countryside and coast and all the wonderful community groups in between who make this region an enviable place to live, work and visit. It is also on the doorstep to the Perth metro area making it the ideal place to enjoy the best of both country and city life.

The needs and aspirations of our growing and diverse population have made the Shire of Gingin an exciting place to further a career in community development.


  • You’re a great relationship-builder and love being out in the community listening to the needs of people.
  • You’re a valuable team member who can work autonomously and manage multiple tasks and ever-changing priorities.
  • You work strategically, show initiative and think critically to deliver continuous improvement outcomes.
  • You have excellent consultation and facilitation skills, and the ability to engage with a diverse range of people.
  • You’re passionate about affecting positive change for the benefit of our community.


  • A welcoming and supportive team environment.
  • Salary range of $60,592 - $63,500 (pro-rata) plus superannuation up to 15%.
  • Four weeks paid annual leave (pro-rata) with 17.5% leave loading plus 2 additional government holidays per year.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Provision of salary packaging options.
  • Attractive working location and free parking.


Applicants may view a copy of the Position Description here and apply online by completing the below form (all fields are mandatory).

Please note that when applying you need to upload 2 x documents:

  1. A Cover letter; and
  2. An up to date resume. 

You will note a series of questions have been asked below beneath the generic details required for your application. These questions are to help us to determine how you meet the requirements of the position. Some of them are 'essential' and have been marked with a black asterisk (*) next to the start of each Selection Criteria Point and those without an asterisk are merely 'desirable' attributes that would be favourable to have but are not 100% necessary in order to be the successful candidate.

Please specify how you meet each of these requirements in detail and where possible, provide examples. The Selection Criteria can be found on pages 1-2 of the Position Description. 

Applications close 4pm, Wednesday, 15 September 2021.


  • Genesia Koorasingh, Human Resources Officer – (08) 9575 5124
  • Meredith Taylor, Coordinator Community Development & Services – (08) 9575 5139

Note:  Canvassing of Councillors will disqualify your application. 

Aaron Cook

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Shire of Gingin Offices


7 Brockman Street
Gingin WA 6503

T: (08) 9575 5100

F: (08) 9575 2121

E: mail@gingin.wa.gov.au


255 Vins Way
Lancelin WA 6044

T: (08) 9575 5155

F: (08) 9575 2121

E: mail@gingin.wa.gov.au

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