Senior Place & Activation Officer | Campbelltown City Council


  • Temporary full-time (up to 2 years), 35 hours per week
  • Salary from $1,834.80 to $1,986.00 per week + 11% superannuation
  • Flexible work arrangements
Temporary Full Time (2 years)

About Campbelltown City Council:

We are not your usual, we are upbeat, resourceful and determined. Our staff and community are at the core of what we do, looking for ways to work together and support each other. Naturally welcoming, we share good-natured humour and positivity. We aim to inspire a sense of possibility and create opportunities for all by rolling up our sleeves. Our workplace is agile and flexible, keeping ahead of the times. Be a part of it, let’s get something started!

The Placemaking, Community Events and Activations team deliver an exciting and fast-paced portfolio that makes Campbelltown a vibrant and liveable city.

About the role:

The successful applicant will have a key role in leading, delivering and fostering ‘Place’ projects across the LGA. It is a key senior role within the Placemaking, Community Events and Activations team. This will be a great opportunity for a well-organised team player who is comfortable and competent when engaging and working with the community, as they are with their colleagues across the organisation.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following key skills and attributes:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or relevant job related experience in social and/or behavioural sciences, public policy, Placemaking, urban space development or similar area.
  • Demonstrated Local Government experience in coordinating place based projects using the project management methodology.
  • Sound understanding of and commitment to, contemporary community development in a place based context.
  • Experience in piloting new event and activation ideas.
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring staff.
  • Demonstrated experience working with and engaging multiple stakeholders to deliver and inform community projects.
  • Demonstrated understanding of place based processes and approaches.
  • Current Class C drivers licence.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated expertise in place based principles and practices.
  • Experience in planning, developing and implementing community projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver strategic outcomes when problem solving and addressing community  issues.
  • Experience in fostering and supporting formal and informal community partnerships at a local level.
  • Demonstrated experience in working across internal and external departments and units to create project groups or partnerships.
  • Experience of preparing reports, presentations and other media for senior staff, team members and external organisations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience using online tools, web based programs and social media as a tool to promote community initiatives and manage funding programs.
  • Solution orientated, enthusiastic and proactive attitude to “getting the job done”.
  • Commitment to living our values of respect, integrity, trust, teamwork and optimism.

As a member of our friendly and passionate team, you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • Temporary full-time (up to 2 years), 35 hours per week
  • Salary from $1,834.80 to $1,986.00 per week + 11% superannuation
  • Mobile Phone
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Generous professional development opportunities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Weekly pay
  • Corporate fitness and fitness passport available
  • Onsite parking and convenient office location (directly opposite Campbelltown Station)

Key contact: For further information on this position, please contact Melissa Low – Coordinator Placemaking, Events and Activations, on 0429 676 342.

Applications close:  Wednesday 6 March 2023.

Sound like you? Apply now!

Campbelltown City Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and values the unique contributions of all people. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

Council also recognises the skills and attributes of veterans and welcomes applications from ex-service personnel.


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