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Coordinator Recreation and Community Development

Maryborough, Australia

Reference: 5634020

Permanent Full Time

$94,590 - $105,706pa plus superannuation and RDO

About Us

Located at the geographical centre of Victoria, within one hour's drive from Ballarat or Bendigo, and just two hours from Melbourne sits Central Goldfields Shire Council. Maryborough is the major business centre surrounded by seven townships that feature iconic heritage architecture. Agricultural industries spread across the municipality, and there are several major manufacturing, infrastructure, freight, printing and food production companies that call us home.

We are a dynamic organisation with a visionary and engaging executive, that look to put value into what we do for our community, residents and business.

Our Values

  • Community and Customer Focussed
  • Collaborative and Inclusive
  • Challenge the Status Quo

About the role

Central Goldfields Shire is seeking an energetic and ambitious leader to join our team in a new role for Council which will oversee and drive exciting developments planned across our recreation, youth, and community development functions.

Using your exceptional communication, negotiation and collaboration skills along with an asset-based and solution focused mind-set you will oversee the sustainable development of new and existing sport, leisure, education and wellbeing programs, inclusive to people of all ages and abilities, which improve the health, inclusivity and capacity of our communities across Central Goldfields Shire.

You will have experience in project managing recreation projects including master planning, facilities development and programs. You understand the challenges and opportunities facing rural communities within the recreation context, coupled with your strong negotiation skills you are able to navigate a political environment. You will oversee the annual Community Support Grants program with a focus on capacity building.

Managing a small, multi-disciplinary team, the Coordinator will work across Council and in partnership with the local community to: increase the capacity and sustainability of our community sector, including local sports clubs; to increase participation in and ever-broadening range of community activities, including both organised and informal sports; and to maximise the use, reach and quality of our community and sports infrastructure including community halls, sports grounds and tracks and trails.

What we offer you

We are open to discussing the possibility of flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and flexible start and finishing times that work for both you and the organisation. You are welcome to discuss these opportunities at interview.

We offer a great salary, excellent growth opportunities and the ability to really influence the future of our council and its surrounds. If this sounds like you, be part of an innovative and committed council and apply today!

Interviews will be conducted on Friday 24 September 2021.

For enquiries, please contact Kym Murphy, Manager Community Partnerships, on 0448 692 408.

Applications close on Monday 20 September 2021 at 5.00pm.