Gathering Place Development Officer

$72,168 - $83,699 yearly
  • Port Phillip City Council
  • St Kilda VIC, Australia
  • 22 Jul, 2022
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Strategy and Planning

Job Description

  • Salary Band 5 $72,168 - $83,699 plus + 10.5% Superannuation 
  • Temporary position until June 30 2024, 0.8  FTE 
  • Located at St Kilda Town Hall 

About the Organisation 

The City of Port Phillip is an inner-city council with around 1000 employees who deliver more than 100 programs and services to our residents, businesses and visitors. These range from childcare and immunisations, to libraries, management of parks and open space, rubbish collection, road maintenance and more. City of Port Phillip has zero tolerance for child abuse and is a committed Child Safe organisation.  

About the Role

The City of Port Phillip is seeking a Gathering Place Development Officer to support the self-determination of the local aboriginal community through leadership development and co-design activities centred around aboriginal gathering, programming and events.

This is an indigenous identified position and development role, meaning that successful candidate will be supported to develop and refine their skills and knowledge over the course of the appointment.


  • To work with the local Indigenous community and services to maintain awareness of community needs
  • Provide hands on support to the co-design group providing advice on Reconciliation planning 
  • To work with community in supporting opportunities for social gathering
  • to encourage leadership opportunities of local Aboriginal community members 

Skills and Experience 

  • Understanding of, and involvement working with Aboriginal people
  • Experience in maintaining networks \\with stakeholders
  • Able to support community engagement, local leadership, and co-design
  • Experiencing in preparing information for community. 


People enjoy working at the City of Port Phillip because we are a welcoming, healthy and inclusive workplace. We offer a vibrant and diverse work environment where our employees can develop both professionally and personally whilst planning and delivering a range of important services and programs to the community. 


  • We offer a workplace which accommodates your working style and needs. 
  • Be supported and empowered by a leadership team that is community focused, with a strong desire for change and a culture that encourages teamwork and innovation.
  • Training and development opportunities, study assistance, flexible working conditions, paid parental leave, an active social club, a health and wellbeing program, and a well- regarded Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Security Requirements and Professional Obligations 

Pre-employment screening will apply to all appointments.  

Prior to a formal letter of offer, preferred applicants will be asked to provide:

  • Evidence of mandatory qualifications/registrations/licences
  • Sufficient proof of their right to work in Australia                                           
  • Sufficient proof of their identity. 
  • Evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination or valid medical exemption in line with City of Port Phillip Vaccination Policy 
  • Complete a National Police Check completed via City of Port Phillip’s Provider.
  • Employee type Working with Children Check

How to Apply


All applicants must provide a Cover Letter in response to the key selection criteria located on the last page of the position description. The Cover Letter should be no longer than 2 pages and include each heading in the Key Selection Criteria.

Note: Only applications submitted via the online Recruitment Portal will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be provided feedback.

Further information can be obtained by contacting  

Todd Condie T: 03 9209 6818 


Applications close 11.59pm Sunday 14th of August 2022 

The City of Port Phillip is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and accessible environment where diversity is valued. We actively welcome and encourage candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, First Nation and Torres Strait Islander candidates, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and candidates with a disability.

If you have accessibility requirements or require an adjustment to participate in our recruitment and selection process, please contact David Crichton (HR Business Partner- Recruitment) on 0466 859 533 or email:

Job Closing Date

14 Aug, 2022