Vacancy Details

Community Centre Officer 

·         Part-time, permanent position, 20 hours per week

·         Rewarding role making a positive impact in our community

·         Great organisational culture and supportive team environment 

Supporting the delivery of programs and initiatives that support the growth of a connected, inclusive and resilient community. 

The Role

Wodonga has two community centres that offer a wide range of services to the community.

The centres support a large variety of community programs, events and activities as well as offering facilities that community groups and businesses can book for use. As such, staff who work with us provide a valuable service to our community creating positive customer experiences.

As one of our Community Centre Officers, you will be a pivotal contact point between the council and our community. You will support the Co-ordinator with the day-to-day operation of the centre, to supervise, encourage and support staff and volunteers, and to make suggestions to the Co-ordinator on changes in operational procedures. 

You will undertake administration duties to facilitate efficient operations of our facilities and support community centre functions, events and programs. 

About you 

To be successful in the role you will be a great team player who is quick to develop good relationships, is driven, hardworking, collaborative, solutions-oriented and passionate in delivering quality outcomes for our organisation and community. 

You will be dependable, organised, adaptable and have high-level administration and customer service skills. As this role is a combination of hands-on preparation for functions, computer-based administration and a high level of customer service, you'll need to have a flexible work approach as well as strong time management skills. 

The role is very rewarding and we are looking for someone who shares our passion to provide great customer experiences. 

As the successful candidate, you will also be able to demonstrate the below key selection criteria. 

1.    Qualifications or significant experience in community development, customer service or venue management.

2.    Previous experience working with community members and developing programs based on their identified needs.

3.    Proven ability to develop efficient office systems and undertake documentation of procedures.

4.    Well-developed communication skills to engage with the community and prepare external correspondence and reports in field of expertise.

5.    Proactive, organised and efficient nature, with the ability to achieve set objectives within specified timeframes. 

Working with Wodonga Council 

Wodonga is a vibrant and growing city ideally situated on the Murray River with surrounding hills, rich agricultural valleys, adjacent wineries and historic towns. Wodonga is one of the fastest-growing cities in Victoria and is undergoing major redevelopment in the city. Experience a sense of pride by joining an organisation that works directly with and for our local community.

Locals enjoy short commute times, an extensive track and trail network in which to soak up the great outdoors and a lifestyle at the centre of a diverse region offering award-winning wineries, historic townships, snow and water play and much more.

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including employee health and wellbeing programs, flexible work arrangements and career pathways and opportunities.

The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff.  We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect.

Wodonga Council strongly encourages applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from every culture, gender and sexuality identity; and, from every age and ethnic background. 

Applicants will be required to attach a document addressing each of the key selection criteria (listed above), resume and a brief cover letter. 

Support on how to address selection criteria can be found here; applications not addressing selection criteria will not be considered. 

The successful applicant will be required to provide a copy of a National Police Check, Working With Children Check and undertake a pre-employment functional assessment prior to commencement. 

Any enquiries regarding this position can be directed to Manager Community Development and Wellbeing Huw Brokensha on 0435 339 688. 

To apply visit; applications close June 15, 2021.