Social Research & Information Officer

Westir Ltd

Applications Closing: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 17:00


DUTIES: Analyse social trends & issues affecting, primarily, 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).

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

WESTIR Ltd is a community-based research & information service which is incorporated as a not-for-profit Company limited by guarantee. WESTIR was established in 1981. The focus of the Social Research & Information Officer's work is to ensure WESTIR's objectives are met by monitoring available information; collecting and analysing pertinent information (including statistics) and ensuring dissemination of such information to individual, community, government and other users of WESTIR services, especially those in Western Sydney. In addition, the position will require involvement in WESTIR’s research, evaluation and training activities.

Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:
  • Degree in Social Sciences, or equivalent.
  • Ability to analyse, manipulate & interpret social statistical information & trends (especially, Census data).
  • Experience in presenting research outcomes and preparing research for publication.
  • Familiarity with a broad range of data and their sources.
  • Skills with MapInfo and/or statistical/ analytic software [e.g. SPSS/NVivo].
  • Experience in presenting & explaining research and data.
  • Ability to work both with a small team and independently.
  • Ability to work to timeframes.
  • High level report-writing & oral communication skills.
  • Proficient usage of Microsoft products and other software; and, typing 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.
  • Examples of previous data preparations.
  • Ability to prepare data visualisations and infographics.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, the community sector.
  • 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: Margaret Tipper
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 0296357764
How to apply


WESTIR Ltd, PO Box 136, PARRAMATTA, 2124; or

CLOSING DATE:   Thursday, 23rd May 2019


Please email  Subject Line:  SRO Position    Phone Enquiries:  9635 7764

WESTIR Ltd is an EEO employer.  Applicants must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or be a temporary resident with a valid working visa.

Date posted: 01 May 2019

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