Community Engagement Officer


Samford State School requires a temporary part-time Community Engagement Officer in 2014. The aim of this position is to further develop and support links between school, parents, volunteers and the local community as well as co-ordinate social and fundraising activities.

The position is funded by the P&C and initially will be 2 days per week, 4 hours per day (during school terms) with annual review. The hourly rate is based on AO3/01 level ($26.29ph) (Other than Public Servants Award).

As the Community Engagement Officer you will have responsibility for leading the following activities and delivery of the following key tasks: 

  • Further develop and implement strategies for effective links between home and school and to encourage greater interest and participation in school activities and programs. 
  • Establish and monitor school and community networks relevant to the position’s role.
  • Develop and maintain a register of community and classroom helpers and relevant information for parents/carers.
  • Assist in recruiting and resourcing of volunteer help, including the coordination of volunteer programs such as the Class Liaison Parent group.
  • Respond to telephone calls and enquiries associated with the position’s activities.
  • Carry out administrative tasks associated with the position’s duties, including clerical duties related to writing and responding to correspondence.
  • Plan and coordinate social and fundraising activities in consultation with the school and P&C.
  • Attend and report at monthly P&C meetings (in school terms).
  • Contribute to any applications made for funding.

Within the context of the role described above, the ideal applicant will be someone who has the following key attributes:

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills to liaise effectively with a diverse range of persons and with representative groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize own work, to work independently and as a team member, to maintain confidentiality, and reliability in meeting commitments.
  • Ability to plan, deliver and organize presentations for a diverse client group.
  • Effective clerical and word processing skills.
  • Understanding or ability to rapidly acquire understanding of the operations of a State School in Queensland and the applicable legislation and policies.

Additional Information:

  • The appointee to this position should possess a driver’s licence and have access to a private motor vehicle in order to perform duties. Standard Public Service kilometric allowance rates will be paid for use of a private vehicle.
  • The Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2000 required the preferred applicant to be subject to a “working with children check” as part of the employment screening process. DET are legally obliged to warn applicants that it is an offence or a disqualified person to sign a blue card application form. Further details regarding this check may be obtained by accessing the web site of the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian at the following internet address: or on the Commission’s website at
  • Confirmation of employment is conditional upon the preferred applicant being issued with a Blue Card from the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian.
  • A non-smoking policy applies in Queensland Government buildings, offices and motor vehicles.
  • A criminal history check may be initiated on the successful applicant by the Queensland Police Service.
  • A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant.
  • If the successful applicant has been engaged as a lobbyist, a statement of their employment is required.
  • You may be required to complete a period of probation in accordance with the Public Service Act 2008.
  • Staff are required to actively participate in consultation and communication with supervisors and management regarding health, safety and wellbeing issues and comply with all provisions of the relevant workplace health and safety legislation and related health, safety and wellbeing responsibilities and procedures developed by the department.
  • You will work for an organization that values its people and promotes leadership and innovation. We respect professionalism, embrace diversity and a balance between work and life commitments.
  • You will be actively supported as an individual and will have access to a range of flexible work options, an employee assistance program and learning and development opportunities.

Applications should be submitted in writing marked “Personal & Confidential” to: The Principal, Samford State School, PO Box 854, Samford Q 4520 ​

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Last reviewed 30 June 2020
Last updated 30 June 2020