Vacancy Details

Manager Community Development and Wellbeing

We are seeking a creative and dynamic leader to oversee our library and gallery functions and the wellbeing of our community in delivering both traditional and innovative services. 

  • Regional city location with great work-life balance
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • Great organisational culture and supportive team environment

Working with Wodonga Council

Wodonga is a vibrant and growing city offering the best of regional living with leading facilities in health, education, arts and culture.  Strategically located on the Murray River in a stunning natural environment with surrounding hills and rich agricultural valleys. Wodonga is one of the fastest-growing cities in Victoria and is in the midst of a major city redevelopment.

If you want to enjoy shorter commute times, an extensive track and trail network in which to soak up the great outdoors and be at the centre of a diverse region offering award-winning wineries, historic townships, snow and water play and much more, then a move to Wodonga is the move for you.

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.

People enjoy working at Wodonga Council because we are an organisation that 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. Becoming part of our organisation comes with a great pride of working for our community.

The Role

This role will suit someone who is looking to work in an exciting, progressive and dynamic environment.

This position will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of community development and wellbeing planning for our city, building partnerships and programs that contribute to a vibrant, safe, healthy, connected and accessible community for all of our residents and visitors.

The position will also oversee the council’s library and gallery, which contributes to the quality of life of residents and strengthens community capacity through the provision of resources, programs and events.

Additionally, the role will manage the Aboriginal development and cultural development programs.

In this role, you will lead and facilitate the strategic direction and planning of the council to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for people in Wodonga. You will engage with federal and state governments as well as other peak bodies in planning and advocating for local needs.


About you

The successful applicant will demonstrate the qualities of being a highly motivated visionary leader with strong interpersonal skills who is able to align themselves to the community’s vision and the council’s mission and values.

You will be a great team player who is quick to develop good relationships, is driven, hardworking, and passionate about delivering quality outcomes for our organisation.

You will also be able to demonstrate:

  • Relevant qualifications and extensive management experience in a senior role of a multidisciplinary team in community services;
  • Relationship-building skills that foster working relationships with community groups, federal and state representatives, and other relevant stakeholders;
  • The ability to provide strong leadership to staff to assist them through the process of organisational, operational and environmental changes within the workplace;
  • A proven understanding of the role of local government in community development, public health and wellbeing; and,
  • The ability to motivate teams and individuals, be results focused and comfortable prioritising projects and working on own initiative.

Wodonga Council has a strong collaborative and progressive culture and this position is a great opportunity for the right candidate to advance their career

The successful applicant will be required to provide a copy of a current (within the past three months) National Police Check and Victorian Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

Any enquiries regarding this position may be directed to Director Community Development Simone Hogg on 0417 375 338

Applicants will be required to attach a document addressing each of the key selection criteria (100-250 words each), a 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.


Applications close on July 2, 2020