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Capacity Building Project Officer - Waterloo Urban Renewal Project

Inner Sydney Voice

Applications Closing: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 17:00

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

Category: Project Management & Strategy
Field: Community
Employment basis: Part-time, Contract
Salary Range: $35,000-$50,000
Job Location: Inner City Sydney
About us

Inner Sydney Voice (ISV) is a Sector and Community Development Organisation. The principal purpose of ISV is to work with organisations that work in the Inner Sydney region to alleviate poverty and distress suffered by economically and socially disadvantaged communities. For over 40 years, ISV has achieved this purpose by:

  • Building the capacity of service providers to work together on issues affecting disadvantaged communities.
  • Enhancing the level of engagement of vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.
  • Strengthen the voices of disadvantaged communities by representing their views.
  • Provide information and resources on community projects, programs and networks assisting disadvantaged communities and vulnerable groups.
Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:

Essential Selection Criteria:
•    Demonstrated coordination, administration and facilitation skills
•    Demonstrated high-level relationship building and relationship management skills
•    Demonstrated capacity to engage a diverse range of stakeholders
•    Demonstrated high-level organisational, time-management, administrative skills
•    Excellent spoken, written and cross-cultural communication skills
•    Ability to develop and/or deliver capacity-building activities in formal and informal contexts
•    Demonstrated ability to control a budget
•    Demonstrated commitment to social justice
•    Demonstrated understanding of WH&S legislation and an employee’s responsibilities under the Act
•    Familiarity with social media platforms and other online programs.


Desirable Selection Criteria:

Desirable Selection Criteria:
•    Understanding of community development principles and practice and community participation mechanisms.
•    Demonstrated understanding of urban renewal and design and planning processes.
•    Understanding of the Waterloo area and history
•     Understanding and empathy for the social housing tenant body and the social issues faced by the community
•    Demonstrated experience in developing adult education programs
•    Understanding of public participation practices
•    Understanding of the NGO sector

Contact details
Contact Name: Charmaine Jones
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 02 9698 7461
How to apply

Applications should include a cover letter and a CV that addresses the selection criteria.
Applications can be emailed to or mailed to 
Inner Sydney Voice
PO Box 3277
Redfern NSW 2016


Date posted: 17 January 2017

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