Department of Regional NSW
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Community Coordination Officer

Community Coordination Officer

  • 501276
  • Governance
  • Policy
  • Projects

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.

  • Temporary, Full-time role available upto June 2024.
  • Locations: Walgett is preferred, however, other regional NSW locations may be considered
  • Salary starting from $101,947 pa + super 

About our team 

The Department of Regional NSW was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. The Department is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses. 

This role sits in the Aboriginal outcome team within the Regional Delivery Group. The Regional Delivery (RD) Branch works across the Department to guide efficient, effective, and accountable operations and performance. The branch also leads the Department’s central agency function to deliver regional housing reform in regional NSW

About the role

In this role, you will work alongside the community, school, police and government agencies to improve educational, employment and wellbeing outcomes for young Aboriginal people in Walgett. This role will support whole-of-government program development and implementation to deliver responsive change and service improvement underpinned by the OCHRE principles of engagement. 

As a Community Coordination Officer, you will be responsible for: 

  • Work collaboratively across the NSW Government sector and community to develop and implement a Whole of Government program to improve educational, employment and well-being outcomes for young people in Walgett.
  • Support the development and implementation of an employment strategy for young people in Walgett in partnership the community, NSW Police, Department of Education, Walgett Shire Council
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships and support networks across the Walgett community including Aboriginal elders and leaders, NSW Government agencies, Council and non-government agencies.
  • Provide advice and project support to the Director Central West and Far West, as well as the Director Aboriginal Outcomes as required

About you 

  • You will be providing information and advice and liaising, consulting and working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders & keeping Director(s) fully informed on relevant issues. 
  • You will hold tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience. 
  • You will also have demonstrated experience maintaining stakeholder relationships. 
  • You will be ensuring compliance with all relevant policies, procedures, legislation, and regulation.

For more information, please contact Tegan Hinchey-Gerard on 0467 902 188 at  

You can also download the role description here.

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, please apply online by providing your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your suitability for this position

Essential requirements

  • Sensitivity to and understanding Aboriginal culture including Aboriginal community governance and structures
  • Holding tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience

Why work for Department of Regional NSW

Exciting career pathways and opportunities 

We offer vibrant and exciting career paths for people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. Once you join the NSW Government, you’ll be supported to develop your skills and expertise through ongoing training, and opportunities to move easily from role to role, and agency to agency across the entire NSW government. 


Providing a safe, supportive, ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace for our people is one of our priorities. We run a variety of programs and provide a range of supporting resources to ensure the wellbeing of all our people. 

Our people:  

Join DRNSW and you’ll be joining a team of more than 4,000 passionate people spread across a diverse range of disciplines and functions including - public works, land services, fisheries, agriculture and biosecurity. If you’re motivated and passionate about making a difference to the people of regional NSW we invite you to become part of our story. 

Applications close :11:55 pm, Wednesday, 7 December 2022

Additional Information 

A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

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