Wellbeing and Social Policy Officer

  • Join a passionate team in a rewarding and exciting role with Local Government
  • Part-time, permanent role (60.8 hours per fortnight)
  • $87.4K-$95.4K per annum (pro rata) + superannuation

About the role
This position will play an integral role in influencing organisational policies, plans, strategies and initiatives that create a healthy, resilient and socially connected community.

You will be part of a dedicated and passionate team that is responsible for the development, review, reporting and implementation of range of strategies plans and initiatives including:

  • Community Safety
  • Community Wellbeing Plan
  • Gender Equality
  • Social and Affordable Housing
  • Other plans that may be developed across Community Development

In this specific role you will focus on implementing and monitoring the Community Safety Plan and related safety promotion and initiatives, however you will also support the team with other strategies plans and social policy initiatives.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Engaging with key stakeholders on social policy issues, with a key focus on Community Safety initiatives to support the development of integrated responses to community needs.
  • Developing and implementing a range of evidence-based policies, strategies and plans to deliver social outcomes.
  • Build the capacity of partnerships, stakeholders and internal staff, to effectively implement safety, wellbeing and social policy plans, actions and strategies

About you
You will be proactive, adaptable and resourceful whilst working across the organisation. You will be results focused and have an ability to prioritise, communicate effectively, work independently and collaboratively within a team environment.

You will also have:

  • A tertiary qualification in the social sciences, health promotion or community development disciplines
  • Experience in researching, developing, analysing, implementing and reviewing social policy, preferably in a local government setting
  • The ability to innovate and think outside the box
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills
  • Capacity to write accurate, timely and audience appropriate strategic document
  • Employee Working with children Check

Important Information
Please note the successful candidate must be willing to undergo a police records check for the purpose of employment.

In accordance with government requirements, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate evidence of approved COVID-19 vaccination or authorised medical exemption.

Working at Glen Eira City Council
The City of Glen Eira is a dynamic municipality located within the south-east metropolitan region of Melbourne, approximately 10 kilometres from the CBD. Council provides a range of services to over 155,000 residents from more than 160 cultural backgrounds and over 16,000 businesses.

Glen Eira City Council is a collaborative, values-based organisation that strives for innovation. Our 1,600 employees bring their diverse backgrounds and varied experiences and perspectives to an inclusive and flexible work environment, creating a unique and vibrant culture that is representative of the municipality it services.

Recognised as an Employer of Choice, we seek people who share our community focused values and have a desire to create positive local impact.

We have a great culture that is valued by all our staff. Teamwork, collaboration and innovation are a key focus at Glen Eira City Council. We will offer you:

  • A supportive team environment where your ideas are welcomed
  • Access to paid training, and participation in Council's extensive Learning and Development programs
  • Reward and recognition programs
  • Comprehensive leave entitlements
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Corporate gym memberships at Glen Eira Leisure

How to apply
Please attach your resume along with a cover letter detailing your experience and how it relates to the role.

To view a position description, visit our careers page at https://www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/about-council/careers/explore-our-jobs 

For further information about the role please contact Tania Bernardo on (03) 9524 3495 or at TBernardo@gleneira.vic.gov.au

Glen Eira City Council prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer and a child safe organisation. As a Council, we are committed to:

  • Providing a diverse and inclusive workplace that values the safety and wellbeing of children and young people, as well as all our employees;
  • Receiving applications from people of all diverse abilities, skills, languages, cultures and backgrounds including: people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and LGBTIQ and gender diverse people;
  • Reconciliation and supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aspirations.

If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Aboriginal Civic and Cultural Officer on T: 03 9524 3333 or E: MBickford@gleneira.vic.gov.au

We value the knowledge, skills and talents that all people can share with our workforce and community.