Sport and Open Space Programs Coordinator

Wollongong City Council

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  • Wollongong New South Wales Australia
  • Full Time
  • from $103,511.61 pa
22 Jul 2024
Applications 0


At Wollongong City Council we have a steadfast commitment to creating an Extraordinary Wollongong. We are in an exciting period of transformation and focused on delivering exceptional services, infrastructure and facilities for our community.

Our strength is the diversity of our people. Together our responsibility is to create an inclusive place where everyone is welcome, valued and belongs. We lead with courage, openness and curiosity. Our conversations and actions celebrate diversity, inclusion and belonging. Learn more about us here.

About the Role

As the Sport and Open Space Programs Coordinator, you will contribute to Wollongong's extraordinary vision by improving the capability and outcomes across the sport and recreation sector. Working within our Sport & Recreation Division, you will plan and develop recreation and open space infrastructure projects that align with Council's Corporate and Business Plans.

This is a permanent full-time position, salary from $103,511.61 per annum inclusive of superannuation, salary package will be negotiated based on skills, experience and qualifications.

What You will be doing:

As the Sport and Open Space Programs Coordinator you will play a key role in enhancing the sport and recreation sector in our community, contributing to the city's vibrancy and liveability. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Project Management: Lead and develop a program of infrastructure projects on time and within budget.
  • Community Engagement: Conduct surveys and public meetings to ensure projects meet community needs.
  • Technical Expertise Provide advice on recreation management and assess development applications.
  • Leadership: Foster a positive team environment and collaborate with stakeholders.
  • Safety: Ensure compliance with WHS policies and promote workplace safety.
  • Strategic Planning: Contribute to strategic initiatives and prepare reports for council.

About you:

We are looking for a dynamic individual with strong project management skills and a strategic mindset, capable of leading and delivering projects within scope, budget, and timelines. The ideal candidate will excel at developing and implementing strategic plans, engaging with the community, and fostering stakeholder relationships. With a solid background in recreation management, they will bring technical proficiency, innovative solutions, and a collaborative leadership style. A proven track record in managing multiple projects, community consultations, and strategic planning is essential. Commitment to excellence and alignment with our values of Respect, Integrity, One Team, Sustainability, and Courage is crucial.

Join Our Team: If you're a passionate, forward-thinking individual with a drive to make a positive impact in the community, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Be part of our dynamic team at Wollongong City Council and play a vital role in shaping the future of our city's sport and recreation sector.

Benefits of working at Council:

  • We provide flexible working arrangements such as hybrid working and flex- you just need to ask!
  • We are value-led, support and encourage personal and professional growth, recognise and reward performance and embrace change.
  • We provide generous leave provisions including 5 weeks annual leave per year of service
  • Long Service Leave after 5 years
  • We are committed to providing a safe working environment for all, (everyone, every day and everywhere) and make available wellbeing programs to support mental, physical and social wellbeing of our staff to be at their best.
  • Access to Fitness Passport

Wollongong Council adheres to the principles of a child safe organisation and is committed to the care and protection of all children and young people in the community.

Applicants are required to undergo a rigorous employment screening process which will include Reference, Identity and Medical History Checks, and may also include a Criminal History and Working with Children Check. Employment is subject to clearance of all these checks.

Essential Requirements

Application Instruction

Click on Apply to be redirected to Wollongong City Council's E-recruitment site.

Applications close 11:59pm, 22 July 2024.

We encourage applications from everyone regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, faith, disability or gender identity. People with disability are encouraged to reach out so they can be supported in recruitment processes, to enable them to demonstrate their skills and capabilities to meet the requirements of the job.

For questions related to submitting your application online or our recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Team on (02) 4227 7065.

For questions related to the job, contact:

Chris Brown, Recreation Services Manager

(02) 4227 8214

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