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Social Research & Information Officer

Westir Ltd

Applications Closing: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 00:00

Social Research & Information
Officer [Part Time in 2018 with potential for Full-time in 2019]

[Initial 12 month appointment, subject to satisfactory probationary performance]

DUTIES: Analyse social trends & issues affecting Greater Western Sydney; respond to information requests from organisations & the community; prepare statistical data & publications; develop information & data resources; advise on and conduct research and evaluation projects; and make presentations of research results.

The position is located in central Parramatta. Position is initially for 3 days per week (21 hrs pw) with potential for full-time appointment (35 hrs pw) in 2019

Category: Policy & Research
Field: Policy and Research
Employment basis: Part-time
Job Location: Western Sydney
About us

WESTIR Ltd is a not-for-profit community-based information & research service located in Greater Western Sydney

Position details

Degree in Social Sciences or equivalent

Essential Selection Criteria:

Degree in Social Sciences or equivalent.

Ability to analyse, manipulate & interpret social statistical information & trends (especially re Census data).

Experience in presenting research outcomes and preparing research for publication.

Familiarity with a broad range of data.

Skills with MapInfo and/or statistical/ analytic software [eg SPSS/NVivo].

Experience in presenting & explaining research and data.

Ability to work both with a small team and independently.

High level report-writing & oral communication skills.

Understanding of issues for Western Sydney & non-government community services. An inquiring view of the world.

Desirable Selection Criteria:

Familiarity with service and/or project evaluation. Interviewing skills.

Ability to prepare data visualisations and infographics

Experience in one or more of the following areas: children & families; people with disabilities; young people; disadvantaged communities; health; education & training.

Good negotiation skills.


Other Information:

SALARY: Related to Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Services Award, Level 5. Ability to work comfortably at Level 5 is vital.

Contact details
Contact Name: Barbara Beard
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 0296357764
How to apply


CLOSING DATE: Monday 12 March, 2018.

FOR INFORMATION & APPLICANT PACK: Barbara Beard - (02) 9635 7764 or

WESTIR Ltd is an EEO employer.

Date posted: 26 February 2018

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