Social Planning and Projects Officer

$99,466 yearly
  • Whittlesea City Council
  • Whittlesea VIC, Australia
  • 09 May, 2022
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Strategy and Planning

Job Description

Applications Close: 22/05/2022  11:45 PM
Position No: 2977
Division: Community & Place
Location: Northern Suburbs
Work Type: Permanent - Full Time

Permanent, Full Time
Band 7
Salary $ 99,465.60 + Super + RDO + Flexible Working

About Us

The City of Whittlesea is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia. As a local government organisation, we play a pivotal role in the everyday lives of our community. Our vision is to make Whittlesea 2040: A Place For All by ensuring our residents can enjoy access to local services, facilities and infrastructure.

Our staff are passionate, skilled and diverse, providing a great environment to work in and succeed.

The Role

Make a difference in our community!

This position plays an important role in delivering social planning projects and strategies in order to achieve the Council vision and Community Plan. 

The Social Planning and Projects Officer will lead and contribute to organisation-wide strategy and projects focused on place, equity and community wellbeing, such as the place based framework, social connection project and Connected Community Strategy for example.

As the Social Planning and Projects Officer your energy, community focus, attention to detail and excellent relationship skills will bring people together to deliver evidence based social planning.

About you

You ideally are:

  • A great communicator, who loves working with others and fostering collaboration
  • A leader with a proven track record delivering complex projects and strategy
  • A community focused social planner, committed to social justice and ensuring local communities are great places for all.

If this sounds like you, then you should definitely apply!

Want to know more?

The full Position Description is available on the careers at Council page at If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Karen Greer, Unit Manager Social Planning on 0411 120 604.

To apply for this position, you must address the Core Capabilities outlined in the Position Description in your cover letter. Please note, applications that do not address the Core Capabilities may not be considered.

**Applications close at 11.45 pm on Sunday 22 May 2022

*** Interviews will take place as suitable candidates are identified.

Please note all applicants must apply online, and no late applications will be accepted.

* We are happy to take applications from international candidates if you have a valid working visa to work in Australia.

At the City of Whittlesea, we value diversity and appreciate everyone’s strengths. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects our municipality. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ. The City of Whittlesea is also a Child Safe employer.

In line with the directions issued by Victoria's Chief Health Officer, all roles at the Council require staff to be mandatorily vaccinated to perform duties and/or deliver services to the community. Therefore, if you are successful in the selection process, you will be required to provide evidence of an approved Covid-19 vaccination or authorised medical exemption. 

Council is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that encourages employees to participate, without discrimination, in both work-related and other activities conducted within a work context, with the support of workplace adjustments. Where possible, the Council will identify and resolve potential barriers to the recruitment and employment of people with disabilities within the organisation.

If you require a workplace adjustment to support you during the interview process, please email with your request outlining your preferred method of contact. Workplace adjustment (also known as “reasonable adjustment”) is defined as: “Whatever is considered necessary and achievable to enable an employee to perform their job role efficiently and to the best of their abilities”. A Workplace adjustment can be requested at any stage in the recruitment process and/or as a part of the employment of an individual.

Job Closing Date

22 May, 2022