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Manager, Community Development

Date: 10-Jan-2022

Location: AU

Company: Northern Beaches Council

Division: Community & Belonging

Business Unit: Community, Arts & Culture

Title: Manager, Community Development, TRP Contract - Full-time Role (Range: $150,446 - $174,844, inclusive of overtime and superannuation)

Stretching from Palm Beach to Manly, the Northern Beaches boasts more than half of all the beaches in Sydney and a population of more than 270,000. Northern Beaches Council was created in 2016 through the three councils of Manly, Pittwater and Warringah coming together to deliver the highest quality services to the community. Exciting new infrastructure projects and community programs have quickly demonstrated the positive impact the new council is having.


Role Purpose

Reporting to the Executive Manager Community, Arts and Culture, the Manager Community Development provides direction and leadership to ensure high performance service delivery of community development programs, partnerships and activities.  

The key purpose of this role is to strengthen, support and build communities and the Northern Beaches social services sector to create a safe, inclusive and connected community.  The role will support well-being and build community capacity through the application of social justice, social sustainability and community development principles.  
This position leads a team of professionals that support a socially sustainable community through the facilitation, coordination, development and implementation of community development initiatives, in partnership with the community.  This requires collaboration and implementation of innovative responses to the diverse community needs of the Northern Beaches community.  These initiatives include, but are not limited to, projects and programs relating to priority populations and social issues such as seniors, young people, people with disability, carers, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, community safety, domestic and family violence, homelessness and suicide prevention.


Key Responsibilities

•    Provide leadership and management of a team that delivers a range of community development activities, programs and partnerships, including project planning, budgeting, delivery, evaluation of community outcomes and monitoring of work.
•    Plan strategically and coordinate community safety initiatives for Council, managing high profile relationships with external and internal stakeholders to improve the safety of the community.
•    Actively contribute to sector forums and interagencies, developing collaborative partnerships and programs that strengthen the social services sector. 
•    Provide leadership in the development of initiatives using community development principles, working collaboratively with stakeholders and developing sustainable partnerships.
•    Provide leadership and contribute to the implementation of the Northern Beaches Social Sustainability Policy and Strategy, and associated action plans.
•    Conduct research and analysis relating to industry trends, innovative best practice and current and future local community needs to inform community development planning and projects.
•    Manage the day-to-day community development activities with a view to provide value for money while supporting the delivery of programs to the community, minimising risk and meeting statutory and legal requirements. 
•    Provide accessible information and expert advice to internal and external stakeholders on community development activities and available social services. 
•    Work collaboratively across Council to provide a holistic approach regarding community development.
•    Implement aspects of Council’s Community Strategic Plan and Annual Operational Plan and Budget. 
•    Ensure that Executive Management and Council are fully briefed regarding community development, community safety and issues impacting the social sector. 
•    Promote and ensure compliance with Work Health and Safety legislation, policy and procedures.


Please refer to the Position Description for more information.

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There aren’t many employers who offer career and lifestyle in a single package, but Northern Beaches Council does. We offer an attractive workplace, including:

  • genuine work-life balance and flexible working arrangements
  • employee wellness program and a range of lifestyle benefits
  • values based culture and a teams oriented working environment
  • a culture of supporting continuous professional development
  • high level of technological innovation and systems

How to apply:

Apply online and upload the following information

  • Click on the 'Apply' button to complete your online application.
  • You will have the opportunity to attach your resume and any supporting documentation.
  • Please read the Position Description. You will be required to respond to the selection criteria questions online when you apply. Your response to these questions should demonstrate how you meet the requirements of this role.
  • For further information, please contact Kylie Walshe on 02 8495 6431 during business hours 
  • Applications close on 25/01/2022