Neighbourhood Renewal Coordinator | Penrith City Council | NSW

Are you looking for an exciting career in a place of limitless opportunity? The city of Penrith sits at the foot of the Blue Mountains, alongside the Nepean River. We employ approximately 1,200 permanent, temporary and casual employees across a diverse range of fields and are committed to attracting and retaining the best people. We offer a diverse range of career paths with a strong commitment to training, education assistance, paid parental leave and flexible working arrangements.

Penrith City is a vibrant, growing area with a population of almost 200,000 people, increasing diversity and a unique mix of urban and rural living. Council’s Place Management Department has responsibility for a finer grain approach to the management of significant places within our city and supports a clear line of sight from Council’s objectives through processes and outputs to expected outcomes and deliverables. Neighbourhood Renewal, integrates placemaking, creative community engagement, cultural development and economic participation initiatives into a framework that has a focus on 12 identified priority neighbourhoods within Penrith.

The Neighbourhood Renewal Coordinator will lead and coordinate the activities of Council’s Neighbourhood Renewal Program. The position will be responsible for research, policy and program development to drive the implementation of Neighbourhood Renewal in Penrith. This position provides leadership within the Place Management Department and is suitable to applicants with a background in community engagement, community development, cultural development or research.

The position focuses on:

  • Overseeing the delivery of the objectives set down in Council’s Community Strategic Plan for Neighbourhood Renewal priority neighbourhoods
  • Developing, delivering and evaluating place based programs
  • Actively promoting positive relationships with all strategic stakeholders and partners
  • Supporting and leading engagement and consultation processes in the priority neighbourhoods

Essential Criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications or studying towards Social Sciences, Cultural Development, Community Engagement, or a related field
  • Extensive work experience in social planning, cultural development or community development
  • Demonstrated capacity to support, supervise and lead staff or contractors in achieving project goals
  • Demonstrated experience in creative community consultation and engagement processes
  • Demonstrated capacity to design, deliver and evaluate place based programs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including influencing and negotiation skills
  • A sound knowledge of, and ability to implement, the principles of EEO and WHS

Desirable Criteria

  • Previous experience in a local government environment
  • Dispute resolution and negotiation skills

Commencing Salary: $105,300 – $120,700 per annum. A leaseback vehicle is available with the position, however is not a condition of employment.

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Intending applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume before 11.55pm on the closing date. In addition, applicants are required to provide comprehensive responses to the selection criteria.

Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.

For further information about the position, please contact Jeni Pollard, Place Manager on 4732 7770 or 0418 218 066.

Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.

Council practices EEO and WHS principles.

Applications Close

14 September