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Community Relations & Engagement Officer

Community Relations & Engagement Officer

  • 616406
  • Canberra, ACT, Australia, 2601
  • NSW Regional, NSW, Australia
  • Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia, 2627
  • Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia, 2650
  • Full Time

ESS is the market leading support services division of Compass Group providing ‘home away from home’ comforts for remote workers. ESS have been awarded the opportunity to provide the hospitality and food solutions to the teams working on various projects throughout the Snowy. We are currently recruiting an experienced Community Relations & Engagement Officer.

The Position

You will be responsible for leading ESS community engagement efforts in the Monaro region and surrounding areas, as part of our operations throughout the Snowy region. The Engagement Officer will initiate and implement activities (in partnership with internal teams) to increase the number of employees hired locally, as well create connections with relevant training and employment organisations.

You will work closely with the Compass diversity team to increase indigenous engagement, participation of women, support our Disability and Pride initiatives, as well as apprenticeships/traineeships. Additionally, the Community Relations & Engagement Officer will work with our Foodbuy team supporting networking and partnerships efforts with local businesses, suppliers and stakeholders.

The Person

  • Proven experience in community relations and engagement positions
  • High level interpersonal skills with experience managing multiple stakeholder relationships
  • Ability to develop partnerships and work collaboratively with diverse community groups and government agencies.
  • High level communication (written and verbal) including consultation, negotiation, liaison and conflict resolution skills
  • White Card (or willingness to apply)
  • National Police Check (or willingness to apply)
  • Comfortable undertaking a pre-employment medical
  • Comfortable undertaking COVID test every 72 hours

Specifically, we are looking for candidates from local areas including, but not limited to Wagga, Tumut Valley, Cooma and ACT regions. We provide bus services to site from these locations. 

Employee Benefits

As a Team Member with Compass Group, you will have the support, infrastructure, systems and processes you would expect from a global organisation. As an employer of choice, we recognise high performance and foster individual development.

We embrace equal opportunity and promote diversity. We actively encourage Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, men and women of all backgrounds, ages, sexual orientation and People with Disability to apply.


Our people’s unique backgrounds, experience, and abilities are at the heart of our vibrant workforce. We strive to create workplaces that reflect the diverse communities that we serve, where everyone feels empowered and valued. By building diverse teams means we are creating inclusive environments for all our people and also those we connect with through our day to day operation. We welcome & encourage applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people of all backgrounds, ages, sexual orientation, gender expressions, gender identity and people with disability.


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