Events & Activities Assistant
Residential – Tom Price & Paraburdoo | Casual
Starting salary $35.85 per hour Negotiable, dependent on skills and
The Shire of Ashburton serves communities across a vast region in the Pilbara, Western
Australia. The region is known for mining, agriculture, and fishing, and for its rugged,
About the Position
An exciting opportunity exists for Events and Activities Assistant to join our Community
Services team on a casual basis, at the Shire of Ashburton. Reporting to the Manager
Community Services – East, the position is responsible for assisting in the effective delivery
of high-quality events, services, and programs for the local community.
Our ideal candidate will enthusiastic, have experience in a similar role within a small
community or a keen willingness to learn.
For further information regarding this exciting opportunity, please contact Cally Galliers,
Manager Community Services – East on 08 9188 4434 or 0417 608 403.
Submitting your Application
Applications must be submitted online via the Shire of Ashburton website:
www.ashburton.wa.gov.au by 9.00am Wednesday, 10 November 2021.
The Shire of Ashburton is committed to diversity and strongly encourages candidates
from different cultural, gender and age backgrounds to apply.
Please note: Shortlisting may commence immediately.
Please Note: Canvassing of Councillors or Shire Employees will disqualify. The successful applicant is required
to obtain relevant police checks, and to provide evidence of all claimed qualifications prior to commencing
Events and Activities Assistant Casual
Position Number JA.266
Directorate People and Place
Department Community Services
Job Family Administration
Reports To Manager Community Services - East
Direct Reports N/A
Location Pannawonica/Paraburdoo/Onslow/Tom Price
Industrial Instrument Shire of Ashburton Enterprise Agreement 2017
Classification Level 2
To contribute to the social, economic, and environmental prosperity of the Shire of Ashburton by
providing in alliance with others, strong community leadership, advocacy, and cost-effective
facilities and services.
Respect Openness Teamwork Leadership Excellence Health and Wellbeing
About the Role
Reporting to the Manager Community Services East, this position is responsible for assisting in
the effective delivery of high-quality events, services, and programs for the local community.
You are required to be physically able to bend, lift and carry objects using proper manual
handling techniques for this role. A current Working with Children Check is essential.
Key Role Outcomes
Provide high level, effective, efficient, and timely assistance, and broader support to Manager
Community Services - East, to enable delivery of high-quality events, services and programs for
the local community including:
directed by the Supervisor.
The position description does not act to limit or set specific duties required to fulfil this role, this
document serves to describe the role and outline the required outcomes and to set expectations.
All employees are required to have a flexible approach to their work, including undertaking work
duties which may fall outside those required of this role. All employees must comply with
reasonable and lawful directions.
The following competencies are required of all roles within the Shire and are ranked to reflect
differing levels of responsibility. These competencies reflect the Shire’s Values of Respect,
Openness, Teamwork, Leadership, Excellence and Health and Wellbeing which always apply,
to all staff, in all roles.
Competency Required Level
Health and Safety Fundamental: Applies Job Safety Analysis, Safe Work Method
Statements and other safety procedures to own work and
immediate work area. Maintains a safe workplace and actively
participates in hazard identification and reporting. At all times
acts in accordance with the principles identified in the Local
Government Act and State and Federal Legislation.
Accountability Advanced: Manages and plans own work, but may perform work
under limited supervision or direction. Work projects may be
managed by more senior decision makers. Implements tools to
keep track of a wide range of tasks, priorities and due dates.
May supervise or direct work of others in a single business unit.
Given broad direction and limited guidance with performance
measured against objectives.
Judgement and Decision Intermediate: Work process and procedures generally routine,
Making with exercise of some discretion. Decisions made may impact
internal and external stakeholders. May make recommendations
to more senior decision makers for complex or intricate
problems in own work area and exernal matters. May make
decisions on use of resources which may impact outside the
work area or on clients. Applies knowledge from a wide range of
Time Management Proficient: Able to prioritise and put in place method of work to
achieve multiple high priority deadlines and tasks for self and
Customer Service Advanced: Effectively communicate with clients and members
of the public and in the resolution of minor matters. The
employee will reflect and always demonstrate the code of
conduct of the organisation, its values and work with the highest
level of integrity.
Financial Management Intermediate: Develop or program small work area budgets, and
monitor work area costs and spending, which may be subject to
further review or require to be managed within an overall
Leadership Intermediate: Required to influence and lead a small team or
functional area. Leadership by oversite, supervision and
Role Specific Competencies
These are the specific competencies required of the role.
Competency Required Level
Problem Solving Intermediate: Solve diverse problems which require assessment
of a range of options having elements of complexity resolved
using developed or learned skills and knowledge in accordance
with management directives, policies of Council and legislative
Policy or Legislative Intermediate: Apply knowledge of policy framework to
Interpretation procedures and tasks, including providing advice and
interpretation to staff and members of the public.
Conflict Resolution Advanced: Able to resolve a predictable range of conflict of
opinions where resolution is not immediate and negotiation skills
Communications Skills Proficient: Ability to identify, understand, and adapt to different
communication styles. Reports, presentations are of a highly
professional nature and may include specialised advice.
Spelling and grammar are both advanced.
Report Writing Intermediate: Undertake initial or straightforward drafting of
reports, submissions or non-standard correspondence.
Administration Skills Highly Proficient: Advanced knowledge of software and office
systems. Able to train and coach others in the use systems,
including outside of the immediate work area.
Policy and Procedure Intermediate: Research, develop and recommend / suggest
Development changes for internal procedures or work processes which impact
on the section or department.
Project Management Fundamental: Maintain records, filing systems, contract details,
variation records and other support and control mechanisms
within a project based environment.
Licenses, Registrations, Memberships or Qualifications Required of Role
Experience, Skills, Knowledge Required of Role
Occupational Health, and Safety.
I have received, read, and familiarised myself with this position description:
Position descriptions may be reviewed on annual basis, as part of the Shire’s annual performance
Employment Conditions & Benefits
Employment conditions are in accordance with the Shire of Ashburton Enterprise Agreement 2017
(EA). All leave and allowances are calculated pro rata for part time employees. Casual employees
are not entitled to Annual leave and some allowances.
10% Superannuation guarantee.
UNIFORM AND PPE
Corporate uniforms are provided as per the EA. Uniforms considered PPE will be provided upon
commencement and will be replaced as required.
What do you need to do before applying?
The covering letter should include the title of the position you are applying for, as well as
the position reference number. You should explain why you are applying for the position,
outline the relevance of your skills and how you may be contacted during normal business
hours, should you be progressed to the next stage of the recruitment process.
Your resume should be up to date and provide personal details such as your name,
address, and telephone number as well as relevant work history, education, training,
courses attended, qualifications and professional memberships. Relevant work history
should commence with the most recent position you have held as well as the dates/period
of employment. In the description of your work history give only a summary of the duties
and responsibilities for each of the positions.
You should include in the resume the names and contact numbers of at least two (2) recent
referees. It is our preference to contact referees from positions you’ve held which are
related to the role you’re applying for, if viable. At least one referee should be your current
manager, alternatively a manager from a previous position may be used.
SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION
Please apply by clicking ‘Apply’ on the job ad on our website: www.ashburton.wa.gov.au
You may also be required to undergo pre-employment checks such as psychometric
testing, medical assessments and drug and alcohol screening – ensure you have
documentation or evidence of any medical conditions or medication prior to medical testing