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Community Development Officer

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Job Ref:  616
Employer:  City of Greater Geraldton
Job Type:  Full Time
Geraldton WA 6530, Australia (Show on map)

Community Development Officer

About the position:

The Community Development Officer contributes to the creation of a vibrant, sustainable and resilient community through identifying and building on community assets and strengths and through the effective delivery of a range of community development initiatives. Key areas of responsibility will include implementing the City of Greater Geraldton's Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP), supporting non-sporting clubs and associations to develop their governance structures and assisting other team members within the community development branch including youth, seniors, arts and culture and Aboriginal development to implement their strategies and action plans.

Key accountabilities:

  • Oversee the City of Greater Geraldtons Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP).
  • Support the development and growth of non-sporting clubs and associations in the City of Greater Geraldton.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with key stakeholders in the community development sector in the region to ensure community assets and strengths are fully understood and built upon.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with non-sporting clubs and associations representing members of the culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) community and provide assistance to these non-sporting clubs and associations in their ongoing capacity building and their delivery of key events.

For further information view the position description: Community Development Officer

To gain a better understanding of the role, please call Fred Block, Coordinator Community Development on 08 9956 6684.

Position requirements:

The successful applicant should have significant previous experience working within a community development discipline and experience in the development and implementation of methods to engage with the community and develop effective working relationships. Additionally, this position should have experience coordinating and project managing community events.

Completion of a pre-employment medical including alcohol and other substances testing is required of all positions at the City.

Remuneration and benefits:

A salary of $71,053 per annum or $35.9581 per hour will be offered dependent on knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications.

Some of the additional benefits of working for the City include:

  • Up to 18.5% Superannuation 
  • 22 Annual Leave days
  • Health & Wellbeing Program
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Career opportunities
  • Study Assistance
  • Centrally located
  • Free parking

Interested in applying?

To be considered for this vacancy, you must include the following documents in your application:

  1. A completed Application Form (to enable the E-Form, save the document to your computer desktop)
  2. A current resume
  3. A document addressing each of the selection criteria outlined in the roles position description (please refer to Information for Applicants for further details)

Applications close: 4pm, Tuesday 14 August 2018.

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