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Community Services Planner

City of Stonnington

City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington. If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Council’s Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

We are building a safe and inclusive culture where our people are empowered to deliver their best work. Embracing innovation and change, we continually deliver richer and higher quality services to a vibrant, diverse and iconic municipality. We are passionate and energetic, working as one team to build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. Progress is important to us, and we and make it a priority to invest in our people’s wellbeing, growth and development.

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City of Stonnington has an opportunity for a Community Services Planner reporting directly to the Manager Community Services, focused on the strategic planning, policy development, community support and delivery of Community Services. Key projects will involve coordinating and embedding the Birth -25 Strategy across the organisation and assisting with Community Services Capital Works Program.

Additionally, this role will Initiate and lead innovative projects and strategies to enhance services for Stonnington families and improve community connectedness such as Central Enrolment and three-year-old kindergarten.

This is a temporary full time opportunity until April 2023 with an annual salary range of $88,661 to $96,020 per annum + 10% superannuation and a monthly day off arrangement.

To succeed in this position you will need:

  • Project management skills
  • Experience in Early Years, Community Services or Community Development and ideally a qualification to go with
  • Excellent people skills to liaise and consult effectively with service users and providers, committees of management, internal business units and other stakeholders
  • Understanding and knowledge of early childhood service delivery and the VIC Child Safe Standards and Reportable Conduct Scheme

Work for Stonnington today. Work that matters. People who make a difference.


For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Dianne Panjari on 0409 021 164.

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

Submitting your application

Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you have what is needed to ‘thrive’ (as noted in the Success Profile) and to tell us more about you and why you want to want to work for us.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

In line with the Chief Health Officers COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Direction, all persons engaged at City of Stonnington, regardless of their role, will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Successful candidates will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.

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