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Learning Officer

Brimbank City Council
  • Permanent, part time (4 days in first year, 3 days thereafter)
  • Circa $85k (pro rata) + super
  • Based at Brimbank’s libraries in Western suburbs

About Brimbank

The City of Brimbank is a multicultural municipality located in the western and north-western suburbs of Melbourne, between 11 and 23 kilometres west and north-west of the Melbourne CBD.

About the Role

Support and foster a wide range of strategic partnerships with Council, government, community, education providers and business to implement Brimbank’s Community Learning Strategy. Focus on supporting community consultation and promoting learning as a key aspect to other council policies and strategies.

Monitor progression and manage deliverables of a diverse group of stakeholders to ensure the outcomes of the strategy. Work with partners and stakeholders to identify gaps in learning opportunities and advocate to address disparities. Promote and disseminate positive messages about lifelong learning to increase engagement in learning across Brimbank’s diverse community through a range of communication channels.

The role sits within the Library Unit and reports to the Programs and Partnership Coordinator.

Duties

  • Plan and implement the annual Brimbank Writers and Readers Festival (BWRF)
  • Drive and facilitate the implementation of the Brimbank Community Learning Strategy
  • Monitor progress against the strategy action points, providing updates to internal and external stakeholders
  • Establish and develop partnerships with both internal and external groups, creating a forum for community consultation and engagement
  • Identify and disseminate positive stories and share content to promote community learning across a diverse range of communication channels
  • Prepare comprehensive reports, statistics, briefings and presentations surrounding the implementation

Skills & Experience

  • Specialist experience in different lifelong learning and education principles
  • Tertiary qualification in education, community development, librarianship or similar relevant field
  • Excellent writing, organisational and project monitoring skills
  • Strong ability to engage the community, both from a consultative and greater engagement perspective
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills, ability to build partnerships and influence co-operation and engagement
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write successful grant applications
  • Understanding of strategy implementation, managing outcomes and ensuring clear understanding of expectations
  • Self-motivation, with a focus on continuous improvement and development mindset

Benefits

  • Make a difference in the community
  • Work close to home
  • Career development opportunities

How to Apply

For further details and the Position Description, and to start your application, click ‘Apply Now’. Candidates must provide a resume and address the Key Selection Criteria in the Position Description in a cover letter.

Contact Danielle Marie on 0408 666 943 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close at 5pm on the date listed.

Brimbank City Council embraces our diverse community and work environment and encourages applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.

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