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Community Advocacy Officer

Job no:974051
Work type:Temporary Part Time
Location:Civic Centre, 225 Lonsdale Street Dandenong

$87,611 - $95,498 pa (pro rata plus super)

Temporary Part Time (parental leave replacement, 30.4 hours per week until October 2022)

The City of Greater Dandenong is an organisation of exceptional character. We invest in the development of our people and the community and we strive to be a workplace that is respectful, engaged, accountable, creative and honest. We are a progressive organisation, in a city that is on the move and we offer a dynamic and rewarding work environment.

We offer exceptional working conditions and are focused on providing a workplace that values diverse contributions, cares for your health and wellbeing and fosters a positive work culture. We ensure all people have an equal opportunity for employment and advancement within our organisation.

We embrace our diverse community and work environment and encourage applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.

The Community Development Unit is recruiting a part-time Community Advocacy Officer to cover a period of parental leave until October 2022.

The role will contribute to the development, design and implementation of a range of advocacy and integrated social planning activities, which will build capacity and inclusion and enhance health and wellbeing for the City of Greater Dandenong.

The primary objectives of the role are to:

  • Research, monitor and analyse social policy, health, wellbeing, diversity, access and equity as relevant to the community.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic plans and policies.
  • Draft high-quality reports, submissions and applications to ensure strong advocacy, planning and policy outcomes.
  • Facilitate a range of community engagement practices, develop and maintain strong relationships across Council and with external partners.

The ideal candidate will possess highly effective interpersonal skills, an understanding of the local government environment, advocacy, community development and influencing skills and the ability to work strategically and encourage others with contemporary ideas and thinking.

You will work collaboratively within the Community Advocacy Team, the Community Funding Team and with other Business Units across the organisation.

Applicants must adequately meet the requirements of the role and fully address the selection criteria contained in the position description. To view a copy of this position description, please click on the link below.

Download File Community Advocacy Officer - April 2019.pdf

The successful candidate will be asked to produce a clear Working with Children Check and will be asked to consent to a national police check (and where relevant an ‘international criminal history check’), subject to the operation of spent conviction laws. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

We offer a range of benefits for staff including a friendly team environment, salary sacrificed child care (where available), discounted gym membership and a vibrant social club.

Further information: Peter Johnstone, 8571 1624
Applications close: 5pm, Sunday, 16 May 2021