Volunteer Development Officer

  • Cumberland Council
  • Greater Western Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • 17/03/2019
Part Time Community Services

Job Description

  • Part-time fixed-term position
  • Join an innovative Council
  • Be part of a team that delivers quality services and outcomes to the community


About the Organisation

As a newly formed Council, Cumberland wants to build a clear and progressive vision for the future. Council’s new long-term Community Strategic Plan will focus on a commitment to social and cultural cohesion, the local economy, our natural and built environments and local leadership. As a member of our new organisation, you will have an opportunity to drive community outcomes, programs and services and be part of a Council focused on being innovative, inspiring and delivering change.  

About the Opportunity

The Volunteer Development Officer is a part of the Aged & Disability Services team within Cumberland Council which provides a range of quality direct services including information, advocacy, carer support, nutrition services (home delivered and centre-based meals), transport, and activities, events and social groups to maintain overall wellbeing and independence. By providing a committed approach to person centered essential support, the team seeks to promote social inclusion, encourage an enhanced quality of life and increase capacity for seniors and people with disability to participate in the community.

The position is responsible for Managing the Volunteers Program within Aged & Disability Services including the development, implementation and review of volunteer policies and procedures, recruitment and promotion of volunteering opportunities, volunteer meetings and training and recognition of volunteers. This position is also responsible for ensuring quality improvements of the volunteer program are considered and our processes meet the Volunteer Standards and Council processes.

The position is to work across all sections of Aged & Disability Services to ensure programs and services can expand by ensuring quality trained and supported volunteers are engaged to support the programs expansions, demands and customers needs.

This position will also be expected to work closely with Councils Volunteering and Employment Initiatives Officer who oversees the Volunteer Program for other sections of Council.

Council is committed to providing an accessible, safe and inclusive workplace for all. If you require additional support or any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the application process.  

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Salary: Employment is under the Local Government (State) Award. This position is placed in Grade 13 of Council’s salary structure with a salary range of $38.50 per hour up to $44.27 per hour. Commencement salary will depend upon qualifications, experience and competencies.

Conditions of Employment:  This is a fixed-term part-time position (30 hours per week over 5 days) until 30 June 2020.

Enquiries: Telephone Jaqueline Andres on (02)  8757 9387 for further information.

Position Number: SP-LC-146

Closing date: 11.30pm Wednesday 27 March 2019