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About Inner West Council

Inner West Council is among Sydney’s larger local government agencies looking after a vibrant community of 201,000 people living in some of the inner city’s most vibrant, creative, liveable and diverse suburbs.

As we continue to deliver quality, innovative and inclusive programs and services, we would love it if you can join in our journey towards becoming the best council for our community.

We are committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity, WHS, sustainability, continuous improvement and business excellence. The community is at the heart of the organisation and Council puts its values of Integrity, Respect, Innovation, Compassion and Collaboration at the centre of everything that we do.  We are here to be of service to the community and make Inner West a great place to be. We expect commitment to these values from all employees in performing their respective roles.

We offer flexible career life balance with hours that allow you to relax and recharge. We offer a variety of flexible work arrangement options (e.g. flexible hours and working from home) where appropriate giving you even greater quality of work life balance.

Permanent employees benefit from our great value gym membership from $15.50/week giving access to a vast network of gyms in Sydney.

About the role

The Community Wellbeing Officer plays a key role in the Community Wellbeing team at Inner West Council. Directly reporting to a Community Wellbeing Coordinator, the role is responsible for collaborating with other officers, the community and management team to develop and deliver projects and initiatives to meet the diverse needs of the Inner West community in line with our organisation’s strategic priorities, operational needs and community consultation. This includes researching, planning, implementation and evaluation of community development projects, community services and initiatives to meet the needs of the community and promote social inclusion in the Inner West Local Government Area.

Working within the Wellbeing team you will have a flexible and agile approach to work where you will sometimes lead projects as well as work across a variety of projects and initiatives reflective of the priorities of Council.

We currently have a number of Community Wellbeing Officer positions vacant, and we would welcome your application.

Please read the Position Description to familiarise yourself with all the requirements and conditions of the role.


$85,658.56 - $104,121.16 + 11% Superannuation

Some of the required skills, experience and qualifications 

  1. Tertiary qualifications in social science, human services, community development work, community services or other relevant discipline.
  2. Demonstrated experience working in human/community services with a diverse range of community members and developing and delivering projects and initiatives/services to meet their needs.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team in managing tasks and meeting deadlines.
  4. Demonstrated strong written communication skills, including ability to write reports, meeting minutes and project plans.
  5. Demonstrated strong interpersonal communication, collaboration, community engagement and stakeholder management skills.


Reference No.IWC7574
Applications CloseMarch 13, 2024
Job Board
Job CategoryCommunity Development
Job FieldCommunity Awareness/Development/Engagement
Employment BasisFull Time
LocationInner West Sydney

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Inner West Council  jobs page

We recommend you read the Position Description for the role to make sure your application addresses the requirements of the position. Council is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applicants. Please advise us within the application if you need support, reasonable adjustments to participate successfully in the recruitment process.

Enquiries - Caroline McLeod, Senior Manager on 9335 2160.

Closing Date - Sunday 11 February 2024, 11:30PM


Eligibility for employment/Pre employment Checks

Successful applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and agree to provide information for pre-employment checks as required for the position. This may include police records checks, certified copies of relevant qualifications, Driver’s Licence and proof of work rights in Australia (please refer to the Position Description for the specific qualifications/requirements for the role).  Copies of any sighted documents will be kept by IWC for its records as proof of verification.

For more information about work rights in Australia please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

Inner West Council is a Diversity employer. We encourage applications from all candidates.

Council is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature aged workers to apply.

Inner West Council

ContactCaroline McLeod, Senior Manager
Phone number 02 9335 2160