Capacity Building Project Officer - Waterloo Urban Renewal Project
Inner Sydney Voice
This role is a six-month 21 hour per week part-time position (possible extension).The project worker will develop and coordinate the capacity-building program by implementing effective strategies to build community capacity as it relates to the local Master planning and Urban Redevelopment processes. Activities will include community needs analysis, procuring urban planning and other specialists to deliver programs and training, working collaboratively with other services and community groups and encouraging community involvement in the planning process.
The target groups for the project are:
- Local community groups/NGOs and service providers
- Currently highly engaged social housing residents
- Hard to reach and disengaged social housing residents, including the more vulnerable.
- Immediate residents who live around the Waterloo Estate
Detailed Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:
Communicate schedule of activities to local community and other stakeholders
Liaise with FACS Housing, Land, and Housing Corp and other stakeholders to ensure integrated schedule of activities.
Liaise with Groundswell stakeholders in the development and delivery of project.
Visit local services and tenant groups to ensure they are informed and skilled to encourage proactive and positive participation in the master planning process as well
Hold informal and formal events to inform the community of program activities, specifically the target groups.
Through the procurement of specialists, facilitate capacity-building activities, which demonstrate best practice approaches through case studies – nationally, locally and worldwide.
Book venues, arrange catering, arrange bus visits, manage bookings and undertake other administrative work required to deliver project.
Promote masterplanning and other capacity building activities through diverse communication avenues, e.g. email, social media, posters.
Develop on-line materials to assist in capacity building program.
Fosters positive and collaborate working relationships with key government and non-government agencies.
Help target groups understand the planning process and where the Waterloo redevelopment proposal fit with in policy directions like Communities Plus
Work in coordination with other Waterloo Redevelopment specialist workers, e.g Community Development worker and Aboriginal specialist as well as ongoing roles such as the Tenant Participation Resource and Housing Communities Project workers and other agencies.
Work with multicultural and Aboriginal organisations to ensure a diverse range of community members are reached by the project.
Working with others to create opportunities for creative learning experiences and or skill/knowledge exchanges
The Role will require:
• A good understanding of Urban planning and design
• A good understanding of the social housing sector and communities