Communications Officer - Website and Intranet

Job No: KIAMA370
Location: Kiama

About Kiama:

Kiama Municipality boasts lush rolling hills, unspoilt beaches, ancient rainforests, welcoming towns and villages and of course our two famous blowholes.  Home to almost 23,000 people from Minnamurra in the north to the white sands of Gerroa to the south.

  • Great coastal lifestyle
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Enjoy work life balance

Join our dedicated and enthusiastic team who are committed to creating a Municipality that has a healthy, vibrant, beautiful environment and harmonious connected and resilient community. We are focused on, not only achieving our organisational goals but assisting staff to realise their professional and personal goals.

The role:

As Communications Officer you will manage the development, maintenance and delivery of Council's website and intranet and lead Council's online and digital engagement to support the organisation's services and programs. You will effectively engage with stakeholders to build pathways and manage training for best practice website and effective intranet solutions. You will also deliver projects, strategies and content for Council’s website and intranet to engage users, improve usability, ensure business efficiency, achieve industry best practice standards and reflect Council’s values.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Degree in Communications or equivalent
  • Project management experience with the ability to multitask and meet strict deadlines
  • Experience in the development, management and maintenance of websites and Intranets
  • Experience building and maintaining effective relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • A strong understanding of and commitment to web usability, SEO and WCAG2.0.

About you:

You will have the ability to take the initiative, think creatively, work well under pressure, prioritise and work as part of a team. Your communication skills will be well developed and you will have expertise in web writing and good attention to detail. Although not essential it is desired the successful candidate in this role has Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies (Design & Development) or equivalent. Experience working in a Local Government environment and/or experience with content management systems and technical knowledge of video editing and photography would also be an advantage.

 We offer:

  • Permanent part time, 28 hours per week
  • Annual salary calculated on 28 hours per week is from $61,027.20 to $65,116.48 (depending on qualifications, skills and experience)
  • plus 10.5% superannuation effective 1 July 2022
  • Access to Council's accrued time system
  • Access to the Fitness Passport

For further information about this position, click here for a copy of the position description.

Contact: Claire Doble, Communications and Engagement Coordinator on 4232 0519.

Closing Date: Monday 1st August 2022, 11:30 pm.

For more information on how to apply, view our Information for Applicants Guide. 

How to Apply:

  1. Please Fill out the questions in the application page below.
  2. On the following page you'll have the opportunity to attach your resume.
  3. Please note that once you start to complete your online application, you cannot save it and return to it later.  We would recommend that you create your answers in a separate document (e.g. word) then copy your answers into this page when you're ready.
  4. All correspondence will be via the e-mail you have provided in your application. (Please ensure you check your "Junk Mail" folder.)


We pride ourselves on being One Council | One Team with our values

Respect | Integrity | Innovation | Teamwork | Excellence

underpinning everything we do.

Apply Now

Privacy Acknowledgment

Purpose of collection: Administering the recruitment process
Intended recipients: The intended recipient of the information is Kiama Municipal Council.
Access/Correction: You can access your personal information and it may be available to third parties in accordance with the Government Information (Public) Access Act and Council’s Privacy Management Plan.

You may make an application for access or amendment to personal information held by Council. We will consider any such application in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.

Storage: Kiama Council is the agency that holds the personal information. Council may be contacted on (02) 4232 0444, or by email to or at 11 Manning Street, Kiama NSW 2533. Kiama Council’s Privacy Policy can be viewed at

Personal Details * Required field

  1. Digits only or add + for international numbers


Source Selection / Documents upload

Where did you hear about this job? *

Please Attach your resume including the names of two referees *