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This project is funded through the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund (The NSW Government and the Commonwealth Government are supporting the recovery of bushfire impacted communities through a range of funding programs, including the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund) until June 2023.

The role will involve collaborating with community sector organisations and other stakeholders to develop emergency planning processes for the community in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, including floods. The Project Officer will also work with ISV staff, emergency management agencies and the local Council to support the engagement in continuity planning processes.


Applications Close December 13, 2021
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Job Category Community Development
Job Field Community Awareness/Development/Engagement
Employment Basis Part Time, Contract
Location Inner City Sydney

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Essential Criteria

  • Demonstrated consultation, planning, community engagement and group facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated high-level relationship building and relationship management skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to engage a diverse range of stakeholders, particularly the community sector
  • Demonstrated high-level organisational, time-management, administrative skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, exercise independent judgment and make decisions
  • Excellent spoken, written and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Experience in disaster and Incident management strategies
  • Ability to develop and/or deliver emergency planning activities in formal and informal contexts
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice
  • Demonstrated understanding of WH&S legislation and an employee's responsibilities under the Act
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, social media platforms and online programs

Desirable Criteria

  • Have a Sound understanding of community development principles, practice and community participation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of disaster preparedness and emergency planning processes.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing adult education programs
  • Understanding of public participation practices
  • Knowledge of the NGO sector
  • Previous working experience, knowledge or currently living within the communities in the Hawkesbury LGA: South Windsor, MacDonald Valley, Richmond and Colo/Colo Heights

Other Information

Previous applicants need not apply.

How to Apply

  • Applications must include a current resume and a cover letter addressing the Essential Criteria of no more than four pages outlined in the position description.
  • Applicants can address criteria in combination and are encouraged to include specific examples from their work and volunteer
  • Applications must be received by 13th December 2021 and addressed to:
    The Chairperson, Inner Sydney Voice
    PO Box 3277, Redfern NSW 2017
    Direct Delivery to ISV Office Rear 770 Elizabeth Street WaterlooOR

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  • For further information on this position, don't hesitate to get in touch with Gretchen Young, Acting EO on or 0402 281 943

Inner Sydney Voice

Contact Gretchen Young
Phone number 0402 281 943
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