Senior Community Development Project Officer

$84,808 - $91,481 yearly
  • Greater Geelong City Council
  • 100 Brougham St, Geelong VIC 3220, Australia
  • Jan 12, 2021
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Job Description

Job no: 495879
Work type: Temporary Full Time
Classification: Band 6 ($84,808 - $91,481 pa)
Categories: Community Development

About us

We are committed to working together for a thriving community. We do this by delivering over 130 services to our rapidly growing population and working hard to protect and improve what it is that makes Greater Geelong such a great place to live.

We’re going through an exciting period of change that will help us serve our community better. From digital modernisation to the contemporary office we’re building in Central Geelong, now more than ever is a great time to join our diverse and inclusive team.

About the Role

In this role you will be working in the Community Inclusion team and you will work with existing internal programs and staff to implement and capture relief and recovery initiatives at the City. This may include collecting data, producing reports and developing resources and programs that empower others to implement relief and recovery initiatives in the wider community. You will be required to attend and contribute to various networks, managing stakeholders and assisting with all aspects of, knowledge sharing, grant applications and reporting associated with relief and recovery efforts.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in the Social Sciences, Community Development or a related field, which focus on community development, or substantial relevant experience in a similar field.
  • Develop, support and mobilise appropriate networks of community members and agencies to foster the sharing of skills, information and knowledge toward collaborating on the delivery of community inclusion projects.
  • Experience in policy implementation, planning or research in a relevant discipline
  • Project management experience including the planning, stakeholder management, implementation and evaluation of new initiatives.
  • Excellent communication skills including persuasive oral and written skills
  • Ability to analyse community needs and adapt to diverse and changing role requirements.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills to engage, negotiate, facilitate and liaise with community, stakeholders and colleagues at all levels of the organization.
  • A current employee Working with Children check.


  • Previous experience working in local government human service delivery would be advantageous.

As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy the benefits of:

  • flexible work arrangements
  • paid parental leave (14 weeks)
  • a healthy and safe environment
  • our employee wellbeing program
  • discounted memberships at Swim Sport and Leisure facilities
  • career development opportunities.

Applications and Enquiries

Click the Position Description link to view more information about this position. Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as listed in the position description.

Click the Apply for this job button to submit your application or find out more about this opportunity.

Enquiries: Chris Walters | 03 5272 4584 |

City of Greater Geelong values equal opportunity, fairness and enjoys a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people of all other cultural backgrounds.

Applications close: 18 Jan 2021 5:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Job Closing Date

Jan 18, 2021