Engagement specialist

Join the team

We are looking for a consultation superstar

About the role




Communication and Engagement Specialist
Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney
Professional - intermediate to senior
Permanent - full-time or part-time considered

Communication and Engagement Consultant

About the business and the role

Mara Consulting is seeking an experienced consultant in community and stakeholder engagement, consultation, and strategic communications superstar to join our team.  Someone that understands:

  • consultation for environmental approvals
  • inform masterplanning or design projects
  • working with local government on strategic planning projects
  • communication and engagement to support infrastructure and construction projects.

The successful person will across a range of infrastructure, water, resources, transport, government, place-making, urban design, education, development and renewable projects.

Mara's HQ is in Newcastle, NSW but we are looking to work in other locations. Currently, we are working from home and looking for someone that has an appetite for new challenges and be a self starter.

About Mara:

At Mara, we are committed to creating and engaging with communities. We are an award-winning regionally based consultancy providing specialist advice and services across sectors, private, government and not-for-profit, with projects across Australia, Canada, and Pacific regions.

Our services include social and visual impact assessments, strategic communication, consultation and engagement, urban design, landscape architecture and environmental planning.

Job purpose:

We are looking for someone who is responsible for providing communication and stakeholder engagement advisory and consulting services. You will be a highly focused and driven person who is passionate about contributing to the successful delivery of our projects - big and small.

About you: 

(selection criteria to be addressed in application with examples)

  • At least 7+ years’ experience in stakeholder and community engagement, consultation, communication, social impact assessments (or similar field), particulalry in infrastructure, construction or local government
  • Demonstrated experience working in consulting firms
  • Ability to meet competing demands, delivering tasks and projects on time and on budget
  • Proven track record in business development, leading projects, and project management
  • Experience planning, developing, and implementing consultation and engagement activities across sectors, public and private
  • Preparing communication materials such as consultation/communication plans, social media plans, newsletters, notifications, web content and other collateral
  • Record of developing and maintaining strong collaborative working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, and clients.

**Please ensure you address the above criteria in your cover letter for the position, giving examples of your experience in these areas.

Essential attributes

  • Personal - Self-driven, reliable, act with integrity, honest, flexible, be a team player, value diversity, self-manage
  • Relationships – Communicate effectively, work collaboratively, be respectful of others
  • Outcomes – Deliver results, plan, and prioritise, solve problems, focus on high quality work, accountable, attention to detail
  • Technology - Relevant experience in Adobe suite and Microsoft office software applications as well web-based applications. Relevant experience online platforms such as Consultation Manager and Social Pinpoint is desirable.

Essential requirements

  • Tertiary qualification in social science, engagement, communications or other relevant discipline or equivalent demonstrated experience
  • Drivers licence
  • Completion of IAP2 certification.

How to apply

To continue the conversation click 'Apply for this job' to forward your resume/CV and a cover letter addressing the essential criteria.

For more information, contact careers@maraconsulting.com.au or contact 02 49654317.