Community Projects Team Leader

Cumberland Council

Applications Closing: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 23:30

About the Opportunity

The Community Projects Team Leader is primarily responsible for leading key community development projects and providing quality supervision to specialist Community Development Officers and a pool of casual Project Support Officers. The role will oversee the management and administration of financial assistance programs, sector development initiatives for funded and unfunded community organisations and domestic and family violence prevention projects.


Community Projects Team Leader is responsible for:

  • Supporting the development of the Cumberland community sector (funded services and volunteer organisations) to improve service delivery coordination and enhance partnership development, including seeking additional resources and funding from both the government and the corporate sector for the increased provision of community services, programs and facilities throughout the Cumberland LGA.
  • Overseeing the management, administration and continuous improvement of grants programs including Council’s Community Grants Program and Cumberland ClubGrants Scheme as well as identifying and promoting grant opportunities across Council and the community sector.
  • Coordinating the planning, implementation and evaluation of key capacity building initiatives and projects such as the Refugee Camp in My Neighbourhood program, domestic violence prevention as well as key initiatives delivered by the Community Development Directorate to identify and improve outcomes for the community.
  • Driving continuous improvement and innovation in community development and grants management including upskilling Council staff to ensure that Council’s approach is effective, responsive and tailored to the needs of the Cumberland community and based on research and good practice techniques.

Council is committed to providing an accessible, safe and inclusive workplace for all. If you require additional support or any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the application process.  

For more information refer to the position description here.

Conditions of Employment: This is a permanent full-time position based on 35 hours per week, with flexible working hours available. This position will be located at the Merrylands Office and travel to other Council facilities will be required. Attendance at meetings and engagement activities after operating hours may be required. 

Salary: Employment is under the Local Government (State) Award. This position is placed in Grade 11 of Council’s salary structure with a salary range of $1,500.70 to $1,725.80 per week. Commencement salary will depend upon qualifications, experience and competencies.

Position Number:  SP–CD-13

Category: Project Management & Strategy
Field: Community
Employment basis: Full-time
Salary Range: $80,000-$90,000
Job Location: Western Sydney
About us

About the Organisation

Cumberland Council is a Child Safe organisation which offers a range of employment in both indoor and outdoor work across a variety of professions and trades and supports the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity, Work Health and Safety, cultural diversity and professional development of staff. Cumberland Council provides extensive services to its residents with the Cumberland Local Government Area being located some 18km west of the Sydney CBD and having an estimated resident population of 219,312.

Council’s long-term Community Strategic Plan focuses on a commitment to social and cultural cohesion, the local economy, our natural and built environments and local leadership. As a member of our organisation, you will have an opportunity to drive community outcomes, programs and services and be part of a Council focused on being innovative, inspiring and delivering change

Position details

Council is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in community development and project management. The successful candidate will lead key projects that support the local community sector. The position will also provide quality supervision to a small team of specialist community development staff.

Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Adama Kamara
Contact Phone: 8757 9802
How to apply


To submit your application for this position, please complete the questionnaire below.  On the following page you'll be asked to attach your resume and any relevant qualifications (if required) to complete your application. Make sure you have these attachments ready before you apply as your application cannot be submitted until completed. You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

Date posted: 01 August 2019

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