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Communications Officer - 12 Months Fixed Term

Job No: GSC403
Location: Gunnedah

Communications Officer - 12 Months Fixed Term

Location: Gunnedah

  • Fantastic opportunity for a Communications Officer to join a friendly and supportive team in a vibrant local community!
  • Full Time, Fixed Term position.
  • Receive an attractive salary dependent upon skills and experience, starting from $79,211.60 PLUS a range of additional benefits including super, salary sacrificing options to increase your pay.

A council truly passionate about community!

Gunnedah Shire Council is an integral part of the Gunnedah community, a vibrant, warm and friendly town surrounded by the expansive Liverpool Plains and framed by the Nandewar Ranges. At Gunnedah Shire Council we are committed to providing a friendly and helpful service to all stakeholders. We are dedicated to Gunnedah being a liveable and accessible community for all ages and demographics. Additionally, as a council we are proud to promote economic and business development in the region.

We are not only invested in the people of Gunnedah, we are also heavily invested in its employees and their future careers. We now have an exciting part-time opportunity for a Communications Officer to join the Corporate Services team in Gunnedah, NSW. If you want to join a vibrant and local community and provide clear and effective communications, build positive stakeholder relationships and support Council by ensuring the public image is enhanced and protected, then this is the opportunity for you!

Our next Communications Officer

To be successful you will have;

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or a minimum of 3 years experience in communications, journalism or writing.
  • Demonstrated effective high level communication skills including being able to write in a number of different styles.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment and be able to take the lead on projects as necessary.
  • Show resilience and think outside the box.
  • Display a strong sense of motivation and initiative
  • Eagerness to assist with wider departmental projects.
  • Work in an extremely busy environment whilst staying on task and adhering to deadlines.
  • Computer literacy including proficiency in web based mediums – ability to use Microsoft products.
  • Understanding of and ability to conform with WHS, Risk Management and Equal Employment Opportunity requirements.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge in use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability and continued commitment to work according to Councils' policies and Code of Conduct, with or without supervision.


  • Experience in Local Government.

To read more about the position please see the Position Description or call Team Leader Communications - Marie Low, on 02 6740 2136.

About the Benefits

In this role you will enjoy working within an organisation with a great culture and a shire with a fantastic sense of community!

In return for your hard work and dedication you will also receive an attractive salary starting from $79,211.60 PLUS a range of additional benefits including;

  • Super;

  • Salary sacrificing options to increase your pay;

  • Ongoing training & development opportunities (including study support)

Professional development is extremely important to us and we take immense pride in supporting our employees through relevant training courses should they wish to pursue them!

If you're looking for your next role within a supportive work environment and a vibrant local community, look no further! - Apply Now!


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