Vacancy Details

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer 


About Us 

At Wodonga Council we offer meaningful work and take pride in what we do.  

We are a value driven organisation that is committed to building healthy and engaged teams who benefit from our flexible work options, health and wellbeing initiatives, and development opportunities, so that we grow as individuals and as an organisation.  

We recognise the importance of balancing work and life and understand that priorities change.  We support hybrid working arrangements and flexible work patterns, such as rostered days off and varied starts and finish times; let's talk about what will work for you. 

Want to read more about life in Wodonga or working with Wodonga Council? Click here or visit our website here. 


About the role 

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer will engage with diverse stakeholders including people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, older people, gender and sexually diverse people and people with a disability. The role will identify, develop and implement initiatives that improve access, equity and inclusion across council and the wider community.  

With guidance, the position will: 

  • Lead and facilitate the Wodonga Access Advisory group, 
  • Support council staff to ensure gender equality is considered across all council policies, programs and services,  
  • Support implementation of the Rainbow Ready roadmap to drive local change, celebrate and support LGBTIQ+ people, 
  • Assist with planning and coordination of campaigns and community celebrations aimed at improving social cohesion and raising awareness of health and wellbeing issues in Wodonga, 
  • Produce professional internal and external correspondence, reports, presentations, and other documents as required, 
  • Remain informed of any changes, reviews and implementations of relevant legislation including the Disability Act 2006, Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, Gender Equality Act 2020, Multicultural Victoria Act 2011 and Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006. 


What you will bring 

Our ideal candidate will be able to show us their: 

  • Degree or diploma in public health, social sciences, health promotion, community development or other related field, 
  • Skills and experience in developing, implementing and managing community development or health promotion initiatives and projects, 
  • An understanding and awareness of access, equity and inclusion issues and best practice,  
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills with the ability to produce reports, plans and correspondence, 
  • Well-developed organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks, manage time and work effectively to achieve outcomes within set timeframes, 
  • Ability to develop creative solutions to community development needs through partnerships and collaboration. 


How to Apply 

Visit our website 

Use the ‘apply’ button to commence your application. 

To apply applicants will be required to provide two documents;  

  • a cover letter addressing your suitability for the position (see our ideal candidate qualities above) and,  
  • a current resume. 

The successful applicant will be required  

to complete a pre-employment functional assessment,  

provide a copy of a National Police Check,  

provide a copy of a Current Drivers Licence and  

provide a current Working With Children Check. 


Enquiries: Anthea Maher | (02) 6022 9280 |  


Applications close Monday 11:59pm, 5 May, 2023 


Position Description below 


Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including; 


  • employee health and wellbeing programs,  
  • flexible work arrangements, 
  • learning and development, and 
  • career pathways and opportunities. 

The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff.  We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect. 


We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from any gender identity and sexuality orientation; and people from every age, culture and ethnic background. 


If you have special needs that we can address to assist you submit your application or to fully participate in the selection process, please contact us. 

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