Community Development Officer

City of Kingston

Cheltenham, VIC

Posted 4/16/2019

Community Development Officer

· Lead the implementation of Kingston’s Gambling Action Plan

· A rewarding position that contributes to the health and wellbeing of the Kingston community

· Part time, fixed term position for 4 years located in Mentone, Melbourne

About us

The City of Kingston is south-east of Melbourne and is approximately 20km from Melbourne's CBD. We employ over 1,450 people in a diverse range of roles including engineering, customer service, administration, finance, family, youth and children's services, sport and recreation, health, parks and gardens, planning, arts and management.

The role

An exciting opportunity is available to join the Social Development Team leading the implementation of Kingston’s Gambling Action Plan 

You will work in collaboration with staff in the Social Development Team, across Council and the community to facilitate effective, evidence-based initiatives to reduce and prevent gambling harm.

You will develop strong partnerships with peak bodies, organisations and local councils.

About you

We are looking for someone with:

· Experience undertaking community development and capacity building initiatives

· High-level communication skills with a demonstrated capacity to work effectively with a broad range of people from diverse backgrounds

· Excellent project management and time management skills

· Knowledge and understanding of the social impacts of gaming

What we can offer

This is a 4-year fixed term part time position working 22.8 hours per week.

As an employee of the City of Kingston you will have access to ongoing professional development and a range of employee benefits designed to promote a positive work/life balance including social club events, wellbeing initiatives, discounted gym membership and health insurance. The City of Kingston offers flexible working arrangements.

How to apply

If you have the skills, abilities and attitude to take on this position click on the Apply button to submit your application.Please provide a summarised response to the key selection criteria in your cover letter. If you require further information after reviewing the position description available to download below, please contact Michelle McLean on 9581 4646.  

Kingston values diversity and is committed to creating a workplace where all employees can be their true self every day. We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage candidates from wide-ranging backgrounds, identities and experiences to apply.

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