Recreation and Community Development Officer

Applications closing on 31 January 2022, 05:00 PM

Are you passionate about supporting healthy, connected and inclusive communities? Are you looking for a career in Local Government? An exciting opportunity exists at Council for a Recreation and Community Development Officer.

Murrindindi Shire offers the ultimate “tree-change” lifestyle, located only one and half hours from Melbourne yet offering a charming rural character based in 4,000 square kilometres of national parks, cosy hamlets and flourishing tourist spots. We are home to expansive open spaces, parks and reserves, which support the community and visitors to maintain healthy and connected lifestyles.

Council is looking for someone experienced in aquatic or recreation services and community engagement to help our communities plan, collaborate and connect with Council.

The successful applicant will have experience in community engagement and program development, the delivery of aquatic programs and recreation services and experience working with and building relationships with community groups and community members.

Ideally, you'll have a demonstrated passion and capability for strengthening community connection and physical wellbeing. We're looking for someone with a can-do attitude, a willingness to learn and grow within Council, and a committment to supporting Murrindindi Shire residents to live healthy, happy and connected lives. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply!

For more information or to discuss the role, please call Council’s Acting Coordinator Recreation and Youth Services, Nerissa Carter on (03) 5772 0333.

Applications should contain a cover letter and address the key selection criteria set out in the Position Description. Please note, applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered.

You can submit your application and any accompanying attachments

  • online - you will receive an email notification confirming your submission
  • by email to
  • by post to Murrindindi Shire Council, PO Box 138, Alexandra 3714

Applications close at 5.00 pm on Monday 31 January 2022.