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Heart of the Channel Country

POSITION VACANT                                                                                               

Community Development Officer

6-month casual position with the possibility of an extension

Attractive Remuneration package



To facilitate and stimulate positive community change through the identification of community requirements and implementation of innovative programs aimed at fostering social cohesion, improved community infrastructure and delivering social and community support.


  • Facilitation of the shire’s arts and culture events funded through RADF, Red Ridge or other agencies
  • Acting as the point of contact for Council’s Arts and Culture Advisory Committee.
  • Facilitation of, and acting as Council’s point of contact for, community events the likes of Australia Day, ANZAC Day, significant equestrian events, Channel Country Ladies Day, etc.
  • Coordination, management and implementation of Council’s Community Grants policy.
  • Identification and promotion of external grants programs to community organisations and members.
  • Assist in the capacity building of community organisations for the likes of attracting/managing funding opportunities and running effective organisations.
  • Identification of community needs and developing/facilitating solutions to address these needs.
  • Managing and dealing with a wide range of community and external enquiries relating to community services and development.
  • Meaningfully engage with the community in fulfilling the duties of the role.

Experience/ Qualifications

  • Experience in similar position or equivalent – highly regarded
  • Certificates or qualifications in community development, economic development, marketing or communication, highly regarded

The Benefits:

  • A competitive remuneration package $45.58/hour
  • Uniforms provided

A position description is available to download from here. Applications will be closing on Wednesday 20 April 2022.

For further information, please contact HR Coordinator, Zoe Barber on (07) 4658 6904. To apply, please email your covering letter, resume and application form to Barcoo Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer.

Paul Hockings

Chief Executive Officer

Barcoo Shire Council                                                     

Located in Far West Queensland, in the heart of the Channel Country, Barcoo region is one of the more remote shires with an area of 61,974 square kilometres in far Western Queensland, incorporating the townships of Jundah, Stonehenge and Windorah.

The Barcoo Shire lays claim to the most exceptionally unique place in Australia and the world. It is the only place where two prominent and significate inland rivers, the Thomson and Barcoo meet to form a creek the Cooper Creek.

Rich in history, the Barcoo Shire has an outback experience to offer everyone. Along with unique rustic landscapes, distinctive flora and fauna, spectacular wildlife, freshwater fishing, golf, bird watching and stunning sunsets. The Barcoo is also home to Magee’s Shanty, birth place of the famous Bush Christening renowned by Banjo Paterson.

The welcoming three outback towns of Windorah, Jundah and Stonehenge can all be easily accessed via sealed roads and are located within a leisurely drive to the major towns of Longreach or Quilpie.

Barcoo Shire is the gateway to Birdsville, Bedourie, Innaminka, Quilpie, Longreach and Winton to the north.


Find out more about Windorah, Jundah and Stonehenge on our website. 


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