About the organisation
At Penrith City Council, we’re passionate about people; in our community and in our workplace. We want you to be able to be your best self and we get that work is just one part of your life, so we’re here to support you in the moments that matter. As the winner of the 2020 Local Government Excellence in People and Culture Award and a finalist in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, you can be confident in joining a workplace that offers truly outstanding benefits, including:
- A range of flexible work arrangements
- 18 weeks paid maternity leave
- Health and wellbeing leave
- 15 days personal leave
- Significant financial and leave support for undertaking further education
- Diverse salary packaging
- And much, much more!
About the Department
City Activation, Community and Place is a newly formed department that supports a vibrant and inclusive City with thriving, resilient communities.
A multidisciplinary team, with a wide range of strengths, we work collaboratively to deliver outcomes from community-based events, flagship festivals, place making and arts initiatives, sector capacity building, safer communities as well as evidence-based policy with a focus on delivering measurable impact.
The City Activation, Community and Place Department sits in our City Futures Division – we work innovatively with our community to drive positive outcomes that shape the future of our City. You will join a passionate, outcomes-driven team focused on supporting a thriving City for all.
About the Role
The Place Activation Project Officer works to support a dynamic team in taking a fine grain approach to the management of significant places within our city and supports a clear line of sight from Council’s objectives for vibrant centres through processes and outputs to achieve this outcome.
Current work plans will be focused on supporting delivery of an exciting range of initiatives and activities that are consistent with the Penrith Events Strategy and St Marys and Penrith Night-Time Economy Strategies to strengthen and support the strategic activation and revitalisation of our significant places. The Place Activation Lead will also oversee and support the strategic attraction and procurement of events as required.
The Place Activation Project Officer reports to the Place Activation Lead in the City Activation and Place Department. The Department sits within the City Futures Division that looks at all aspects of planning and delivering a better city for all residents now and into the future.
- Tertiary qualifications with a focus on Community Engagement, Communication, Event Management, Arts or Business.
- Demonstrated excellent communication, negotiation and relationship building skills.
- Demonstrated experience in delivering innovative and effective place-based strategies to enhance and support activation.
- Capacity to build networks and collaboration for the purpose of delivering outcomes.
- Experience in all aspects of event promotion, management and delivery.
- Understanding of the needs of small business.
- Understanding of risk management within a local government context.
- Experience in working with artists for the purpose of delivering creative programs.
Commencing Salary: $85,463.00 per annum, plus 9.5% Superannuation
You may be required to undertake background checks, as relevant to the position for which you have applied.
Visit careers.penrith.city to view the position description, find out more information about employment with Penrith City Council and submit your application.
In addition to a cover letter and resume, applicants are required to submit comprehensive responses to the selection criteria (Essential and Desirable listed above) as a part of their initial application. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.
Completed applications must be received by 11.55pm on the closing date. Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.
For further information about the position, please contact Dimity Mullane, Place Activation Lead, on 4732 8039 or Dimity.Mullane@penrith.city .
Council practices EEO and WHS principles.
Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.
Penrith City Council is committed to ensuring the safety of our people and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of our employees are currently working remotely or in a way that is different to normal, which may impact our recruitment processes including time to respond to applicants and conducting online interviews instead of in-person. Some roles may also require temporary remote working arrangements; if applicable, this will be discussed with you at the time of interview.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.