About the opportunity
We are seeking a motivated individual with strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience in the planning and delivery of community/cultural engagement initiatives or community resilience projects to lead our Neighbourhood Renewal team. In the position of Neighbourhood Renewal Lead, you will build, supervise and support a new team to address place-based disadvantage, engaging with residents and stakeholders to identify key vulnerabilities and opportunities for building local resilience and stronger, more connected communities.
You will provide leadership, supervision and day-to-day hands-on support to the Neighbourhood Renewal team to develop and deliver community and cultural engagement programs and place-based plans, projects, events and services, including delivery of Council’s award-winning Village Café Program. The team works collaboratively with residents, local community and cultural service providers, artists, state government agencies and businesses to identify needs and develop initiatives which build the resilience and wellbeing of the community. Along with supervision and leadership of the team, you will also have a portfolio of work to deliver.
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 qualification in the Social Sciences, Social Policy or other relevant discipline
- Demonstrated experience in the planning and delivery of community and/or cultural engagement initiatives or community resilience projects in disadvantaged communities
- Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to principles of social justice as they relate to socio-economic disadvantage
- Demonstrated strong communication skills including active listening, public speaking and report writing
- Demonstrated experience in project management involving a range of diverse stakeholders including government and community services
- Demonstrated experience leading staff and/or managing contractors
- Current Class C driver licence
- Experience in working within Local Government
- Experience in community and/or cultural development practice and/or local economic development
- Experience in providing training and/or coordinating professional development activities
Commencing salary: From $104,336 per annum, plus 10.5% Superannuation.
Access to a Leaseback Vehicle or Motor Vehicle Allowance is available with this position; however, it is not a condition of employment.
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 an Excellence Award winner 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 Olivia Kidon, Community Safety Lead, on 4732 8072.
Applicants are required to submit comprehensive responses to the selection criteria (listed above) in their cover letter and resume, 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.
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.