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Community Development and Engagement Officer

St John Ambulance

About the Opportunity

This newly created role will drive the further development and implementation of a new community defibrillator program, engaging with and harnessing the support of key communities to gain their participation and support.

Reporting to the Marketing and Community Programs Manager, the role will build strong, positive relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and facilitate a pivotal program that will enhance knowledge and prompt action in the community around sudden cardiac arrest and defibrillators.

About You

We are seeking an enthusiastic and strong communicator who is self-motivated to outreach and build positive relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including those from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

You will enjoy planning and implementing the wide range of community awareness initiatives and gaining the participation of the community in CPR and defibrillator education activities.

We’d like to hear from you if you meet the following essential skills and attributes (selection criteria):

Essential criteria:

  • Prior experience in the development and execution of successful community programs and projects.
  • Demonstrated stakeholder engagement and interpersonal skills
  • Proven self-direction with the ability to exercise initiative, discretion and judgement in working autonomously
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to generate potential solutions

Desirable criteria:

  • Prior experience working within programs delivered to culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
  • Demonstrated experience understanding and interpreting technical information such as medical research and medical equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering public presentations.
  • A personal connection to the Melbourne suburb of Reservoir.

About Us

A trusted and reassuring presence in the Victorian community for more than 138 years, St John Ambulance Victoria is a for purpose organisation and driving force in the community, working for the Service of Humanity. We look to the future as a vibrant and strong organisation which exists to help those in our community who are in sickness, distress, suffering or danger.

Our desire is to serve the community further, deliver the best care possible and be a place where people are inspired to volunteer and work. We support our charitable work through a strong and diversified commercial operation, operating as a certified Social Enterprise.

How to Apply

Please apply with your updated resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria. Your cover letter statement should include how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities would enable you to achieve the key accountabilities and succeed in the position.

If you experience any difficulties applying online, please contact our People and Culture Recruitment Team by email at careers@stjohnvic.com.au using the subject line: Community Development and Engagement Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Our commitment to Diversity

St John is committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable work environment for all our people. We encourage an environment where people feel respected, safe and valued for who they are and the contribution they make to the organisation and the community. We welcome and encourage applications from people across our diverse community, especially from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) applicants.

Our commitment to Child Safety

As an organisation that regularly works with children, we at St John believe that all children have the right to be emotionally and physically safe at all times, and to be treated with dignity and respect, free from emotional, psychological and physical danger, abuse and neglect. St John is committed to identifying, mitigating and managing risk to children through a preventative and risk management approach.

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