Program Lead Social Connections

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Work type: Permanent Full-time
Location: Knox Civic Centre
Categories: Community Development

Your new role

The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with members of the community to keep them socially connected, and will bring a wealth of experience in coordinating and promoting community programs, projects and events with a talent for building relationships and strong networks. Key programs and events include the Annual Knox Seniors Festival, Zest4Life Program and driving the Bright Ideas Network.

The Social Connections Team is a vibrant and supportive team. We get things done and allow team members to dream big. If you are looking for a place to make a difference and have the ability to think outside the box this is the team for you. 

This is a full time permanent role based at our Civic Centre however we can offer a range of flexible work options for the right candidate.

This is a Band 6 classified role, remuneration will be $87,738 to $97,452 plus superannuation in accordance with the Superannuation Guarantee.

What you will need to thrive

The key selection criteria for this role are:

  • Demonstrated understanding of social support needs of older people, people with disabilities and those who are socially isolated, including people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to network and develop strong ongoing relationships and to communicate with influence in the public arena.
  • Ability to successfully manage competing priorities and tasks and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating events, projects and community programs

How to apply

Please provide a resume and brief cover letter addressing the ‘what you need to thrive’ section from the position description to outline how your experience and skills relate to the role.

For further information on this role please contact Maiaan Galant at Maiaan.Galant@knox.vic.gov.au or on 9298 8474.

Candidates will be evaluated as applications are received. Interview may start before the close date. 

To view a copy of the position description please visit our Knox City Council Careers Page.

Apply by: 02/02/2023

Why Us

At Knox, making a difference to others and our community is at the heart of everything we do. We are inspired by empowering our community inside and out to thrive and prosper through living our values. We support hybrid and flexible working and embrace diverse and inclusive environments. We succeed by recruiting for excellence through investing in our people, encouraging their unique talents and supporting them to bring their whole selves to work.

We believe in our people and provide a supportive, driven and inclusive culture we are proud of, that focuses on wellbeing.

Beyond that, we also offer:

  • accrued days off for full time employees;
  • growth and learning opportunities;
  • career development;
  • reward and recognition programs; and,
  • a supportive Employee Assistance Program.

Council has developed a vaccination policy which states that the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate evidence of compliance with vaccination requirements.

To view the inherent requirements for this position please see attachment below. 

 Office Based role(s) - Inherent Requirements Table .DOCX

Knox Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer ensuring a Child Safe environment that is committed to providing a workplace that embraces diversity and inclusion. We are committed to a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

Position Description

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