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 Community Capacity Officer works to address challenging social issues through a strategic approach, supporting local networks and agencies to work in partnership to achieve common goals and meet local identified needs in line with Council’s Community Strategic Plan. Community Capacity Officers deliver a range of Council’s social initiatives and actions identified through strategy for program-specific areas.
This professional role is diverse in nature and can have multiple and changing portfolios over time. Capacity building includes but is not limited to working with sectors and government to: deliver outcomes for children, young people, the well-aged and older residents; supporting culturally diverse communities and people living with disabilities as well as other vulnerable residents; supporting training and grant delivery opportunities across all sectors.
We are looking for two enthusiastic and motivated team players in position of Community Capacity Officer in the following positions:
- Permanent full-time
- Temporary full-time (up to 30 June 2025 with possible extension)
- Tertiary qualifications in Social Policy, Community Development, Communication or relevant area.
- Proven experience in the development and implementation of collaborative social impact projects responding to emerging needs with clearly defined outcomes and measurement.
- Demonstrated capacity in the design, delivery and measurement of strategies, training and events.
- Demonstrated success delivering multiple community projects at the same time according to agreed timeframes and within budget.
- Strong demonstrated skills in the preparation of grants, submissions, report writing, presentations and verbal communication.
- Demonstrated social research skills including analysis and presentation of demographic data.
- Experience in providing training and/or coordinating professional development activities.
- Experience working in the non-government or overseas aid/ development context.
- Undertaking post graduate qualifications or further study in a related field.
Commencing Salary: $92,366.00 per annum, plus 9.5% superannuation
You may be required to undertake background checks, as relevant to the position for which you have applied.
To view the position description and submit your application, please visit careers.penrith.city
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, 2 July 2021. Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.
For further information about the position, please contact Marcela Hart, Community Capacity Lead, on 4732 8564 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council practices EEO and WHS principles.
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.