Community Development Officer

Community Development Officer

Northern Beaches Council | Sydney, New South Wales, AU

Posted 21 days ago

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Stretching from Palm Beach to Manly,

the Northern Beaches boasts more than half of all the beaches in Sydney and a population of more than 270,000. Northern Beaches Council strives to deliver the highest quality services to our community. Join us and you’ll be part of an organisation committed to promoting sustainable growth, leading the community, protecting our environment and creating a great future for the Northern Beaches.
Northern Beaches Council is offering one full time permanent role to experienced professionals that are committed to making a difference in the lives of the people of the Northern Beaches. The Community Development Officer will be supporting and engaging with the community, ensuring the development and implementation of community development activities to build a safe, inclusive and connected community.

Reporting to the Team Leader Community Development, the Community Development Officer is responsible for the delivery of a variety of community development programs, partnerships and activities. The key purpose of this role is to strengthen, support and build communities and the Northern Beaches social services sector to create a safe, inclusive and connected community. The role will support well-being and build community capacity through the application of social justice, social sustainability and community development principles.

Whilst staff work across a wide range of portfolios, it is anticipated that these roles will focus significantly on young people and experience working with diverse communities and stakeholders.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply noting the unique skills and experience they bring to community development.

Please refer to the Position Description and Position Information Pack for more information.

There aren’t many employers who offer career and lifestyle in a single package, but Northern Beaches Council does. We offer an attractive workplace, including:

genuine work-life balance and flexible working arrangements
employee wellness program and a range of lifestyle benefits
values based culture and a teams oriented working environment
a culture of supporting continuous professional development
high level of technological innovation and systems

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Northern Beaches Council is proud to be the winner of the 2022 Change Champion Award in the Enterprise Category (1000 or more staff). Voice Project recognises organisations who achieve exceptional improvements in work practices and employee engagement. The Voice Project Change Champion Award recognises and celebrates transformational efforts that achieve real and positive change, improving the workplace for employees and supporting key organisational outcomes.