Capacity Building and Grants Officer
About the Opportunity
Cumberland Council is seeking applicants with a ‘can do’ attitude with demonstrated experience in community development alongside a proactive focus on quality customer service. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team is essential.
This position is required to participate in a team approach to supporting the community sector in the Cumberland Local Government Area (LGA). It will utilise high level community development skills to work with local community organisations, residents, stakeholders and Council staff to implement key programs and projects.
Join Cumberland Council’s Community and Place Team as a Capacity Building and Grants Officer. In this position you will work with the Cumberland community and organisations to build social capital, build relationships and generate links across diverse populations and projects.
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The Capacity Building and Grants Officer is responsible for:
- Utilising research analysis to identify community needs.
- Co-ordination, administration and management of annual financial assistance programs including Council’s Community Grants Program and the Clubs for Cumberland ClubGRANTS Scheme.
- Undertaking capacity building initiatives with the local community sector. This position will be required to support existing organisations and groups whilst also encouraging and supporting the establishment of new programs and activities that meet community needs.
The ideal candidate will have a community development background, strong project management skills, experience administering community grants programs.
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 will be required.
Salary: Employment is under the Local Government (State) Award. This position is placed in Grade 10 of Council’s salary structure with a salary range of $1,386.72 to $1,594.72 per week plus superannuation. Commencement salary will depend upon qualifications, experience and competencies.
Enquiries: Telephone Melissa Burgess on 8757 9852 for further information.
Position Number: SP-LC-33
Closing Date: 11:30pm, Monday 11 November 2019