About the opportunity
We are looking for a motivated individual with the ability to actively engage and build positive relationships with the local community services sector to join our team in position of Community Capacity Officer on a permanent full-time basis.
In this role, you will work 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. This role is diverse in nature and may work with sectors and government to deliver outcomes for children, young people, the well-aged and older residents; support culturally diverse communities and people living with disabilities as well as other vulnerable residents; and/or support training and grant delivery opportunities across all sectors.
We offer a hybrid working environment in this role and work together to balance our individual needs and working preferences with the needs of our colleagues, our customers and Council.
- 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: From $96,099.00 per annum, plus 10.5% superannuation
This position requires the worker to be double vaccinated against COVID-19 or to hold a medical contraindication certificate.
Penrith City Council's City Activation, Community and Place department supports a vibrant and inclusive City with thriving, resilient communities. The department sits within Council's City Futures division, which looks at all aspects of planning and delivering a better city for all residents now and into the future. We are a multidisciplinary team with a wide range of strengths and 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. We work innovatively with our community to drive positive outcomes that shape the future of our City. In this role, you will join a passionate, outcomes-driven team focused on supporting a thriving City for all.
Why work with us?
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!
How to apply
Visit careers.penrith.city to view the position description and to find out more information about employment with Penrith City Council. To submit your application, please apply online using the link below.
For further information about the position, please contact Catherine Eslick, Administration Lead - City Futures, on 4732 8604.
Applicants are required to submit comprehensive responses to the selection criteria (listed above) as a part of their initial application. Applicants are also required to submit a resume and cover letter. 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.
You may be required to undertake background checks, as relevant to the position for which you have applied.
Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.