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Employer:  City of Playford
Job Type:  Fixed Term Full Time
Adelaide SA, Australia (Show on map)

Full Time / Fixed Term 12 Month Contract


Classification: GO4 ($74,119 + Superannuation)


  • Join the fastest growing Council in the State
  • Be part of a fast-paced, dynamic and leading edge Local Government environment
  • Enjoy a great work-life balance through flexible working conditions
  • Great benefits including salary packaging, excellent leave entitlements and study assistance


This is a fantastic opportunity to make your mark in a fast-paced, dynamic and innovative environment within the fastest growing Council in South Australia.



About Us...


The fastest growing Council in South Australia, the City of Playford has a strong community spirit amidst its culturally diverse population of 90,000 residents.


Covering 350km2 and spread over urban and peri-urban areas, the heart of Playford is undergoing an unprecedented transformation. In the past three years, our Council has secured over $440 million in private and public investment into Playford’s CBD, Sports and Health Precincts as well as our growth areas.  


The City of Playford is open for business. We welcome the opportunity to work with people who can play a role developing South Australia’s Next Great City.



About the Position...


An exciting opportunity now exists for Business Support Officer to join the Stretton Centre team for a 12 month fixed-term contract.


The Business Support Officer will support local businesses to access business growth information, assist with the delivery of Economic Development projects and initiatives and be a point of contact for local businesses in relation to Council engagement matters and general business related activities.



About You...


You will have demonstrated experience working with local community, industry, government and economic development stakeholders, in a business support role, and in the planning and delivery of events.


To be competitive for the role, you will possess:

  • Ability to operate within and support a can do, outcome driven, team environment.
  • Sound understanding of national and state medium enterprise sector policy settings and programs.
  • Effective relationship management skills.
  • Awareness of current economic, social and environmental trends.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision, whilst meeting deadlines.
  • Skills in time management, priorities setting and planning and organising of own work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form across a wide range of stakeholders including; elected members; council staff; external clients.
  • Ability to work towards resolving problems and motivate other members of staff.
  • High level administration and organisational skills.



To apply...


If you believe you have the knowledge skills and experience to fulfil this role and would like further information please contact Tom Madigan - Economic Development Manager, Food & Manufacturing, on


Applications addressing the essential and desirable criteria and a CV should be uploaded with your application. Simply complete the application process by clicking the Apply Now button and we’ll be in touch.



Applications close 5:00pm Tuesday 18 September 2018.


Apply today!


The City of Playford values diversity and work life balance. While this opportunity is a full time role, applicants seeking other working arrangements are encouraged to apply and advise of your preferences in your covering letter.

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