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May 15, 2023


TENURE:                Permanent Part Time

HOURS:                 30 hours per fortnight over a minimum of six days

CLASSIFICATION:  Neighbourhood House and Learning Centres Collective Agreement 2016, Neighbourhood House Employee, Level 7

CONDITIONS:       As per the Neighbourhood House and Learning Centres Collective Agreement 2016

PROBATION:          Six month probation period

LEAVE:                  Annual leave to be taken during Community House closures as agreed at the commencement of each calendar year.

Organisational Context

The Anglesea Community House (ACH) is an incorporated association, which serves the communities of the Anglesea, Aireys Inlet and surrounding areas.  The ACH was established in 1989 initially to provide childcare services and has expanded to provide community development and lifelong learning activities.  Our organisation is part of a wider neighbourhood house sector lead by Neighbourhood Houses Victoria (NH Vic) and the Barwon Network of Neighbourhood Houses.

Mission & Vision

A connected, inclusive and caring community.

  • To facilitate community spirit in the communities of Anglesea and Aireys Inlet and surrounding areas.
  • To foster inclusive and positive connections in a collaborative, respectful and welcoming way
  • To enable the provision of community development and lifelong learning through programs and activities that respond to identified needs and priorities

Our Community Development Strategic Aims

  1. To connect to community
  2. To foster community connectedness
  3. To support community initiatives
  4. To provide a quality Child Care Service
  5. To enrich the lives of the community
  6. To model community Leadership

Role Overview

The Community Development Coordinator is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, marketing, supervising and evaluating community programs and events within the context of the ACH  Strategic Aims and the Vision and Mission of the service.  This includes the recruitment, induction, and supervision of sessional staff. The position will demonstrate a commitment to community development and practices, social justice and diversity, including an ability to work with a range of people in appropriate, inclusive and innovative ways.

This role requires an understanding of lifelong learning and community development principles and shares responsibility for the function, culture and ethos of the organisation.

Key position responsibilities:

The Community Development Coordinator has the following key functions:

  1. Determine and Co-ordinate a broad range of recreational, social, and educational activities and events to ensure ACH responds to community demand and encourages maximum use of the facilities available.
  2. Develop and implement a marketing plan for ACH including integrated print and online media, event/community calendar and management.
  3. Support the Operations Coordinator through developing a strong understanding of that role and undertaking the Operations Coordinator’s duties during their absence.

Community development

Together the whole ACH team will:

  • Strengthen and enhance effective communication and partnerships with a range of community stakeholders.
  • Encourage group and individual initiatives which are consistent with the organisation’s constitution, purpose, strategic plan, and business plan.
  • Foster an ongoing engagement with the community.
  • Identify potential and discover unmet community needs and develop strength-based programs and activities


Together the whole ACH team will:

  • Provide leadership and a high level of organisational skill in planning, developing and evaluating a range of programs and strategies that meet the needs of the community.
  • Lead the organisation in its aim to strengthen the community through innovative strategies, programs and approaches that identify and meet community aspirations and needs
  • Facilitate effective communication within the organisation and with funding bodies, external agencies, community members and groups and business.
  • Promote ACH as a local, supportive, community facility and promote community involvement in sustainable community-based activities.
  • Be role models and maintain a positive and inclusive atmosphere at ACH.

Sustainability and expansion

Together the whole ACH team will:

  • Through realistic and appropriate planning and budgeting, ensure the organisation is financially sustainable.
  • Generate innovative ideas, imaginative approaches and creative strategies to build on current practice. Proactively explore and source new opportunities for funding to achieve strategic goals and annual plans
  • Identify risks, manage threats, expand successes, nurture strengths, seize opportunities and create an atmosphere of collaborative review and future planning.


The Community Development Coordinator is responsible for:

Programming & Events Development

  • Using a community development approach: Develop, build and maintain partnerships with community groups, individuals and stakeholders.
  • Seek, monitor and evaluate programs and events; ensuring they are of benefit to the House and the community.
  • Identify capacity and suitability of spaces for programs and actively explore opportunities for expanding space for programs.
  • Actively monitoring utilisation of the programs and, in collaboration with the Operations Coordinator, develop strategies to maximise utilisation and the financial viability of the service.
  • Oversee the operation of the Twilight Market in partnership with the market coordinator.
  • Develop, document and implement an annual marketing strategy and program for the ACH using a range of media and strategies.
  • Promote ACH as a local, supportive, community facility and promote community involvement in sustainable community based activities.
  • Conduct needs assessments, including surveys, interviews, focus groups, trends and research to determine potential new programs for adults and children.

Sustainability and expansion

  • Actively seek opportunities and write grant applications to enhance the financial viability of the service and better allow for innovative and community centred programs to be developed.
  • Meet revenue targets and remain accountable for program expenditure ensuring each program is financially viable.
  • Where required, gather and submit data to ensure grants are adequately acquitted.
  • Make recommendations to the Management Committee on how to increase revenue and/or decrease expenditure in the program budget, to ensure the financial outcome of programs is sustainable to ACH as an organisation.

People and Culture

  • Actively recruit volunteers to support the operations of the House.
  • Manage internal workforce of volunteers and tutors/program operators including active recruitment, induction and ongoing support and mentoring.
  • Contribute to a safe and healthy work environment, including commitment to equal opportunity and a workplace free from discrimination and harassment.
  • Identify volunteer training needs and ensure professional development opportunities are taken up as appropriate.


Communication – Internal

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Reporting and accountability

This role reports to the Committee of Management via a designated member of the Committee of Management appointed from time to time to provide support, coaching and performance assessment.


External Liaisons:

Qualifications and Experience

Essential qualifications/ experience/ personal attributes

Community Development

  • Relevant formal qualifications or demonstrated equivalent experience in community development /social sciences in a community-based setting, recreation/social programming, or adult education field.
  • Demonstrated experience in community consultation techniques and community engagement. Strong understanding of the management of not for profit, community-based sector with a capacity to work effectively in a values-based organisation.
  • Experience in the management of volunteers and program operators, preferably in a neighbourhood house or similar community-based setting.

Interpersonal skills – A high level of interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to build positive relationships, negotiate effectively and work through issues with staff, program participants, and other stakeholders. Commitment to diversity, including the ability to work with a range of people in appropriate, inclusive, and innovative ways.

Team – Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment, work cooperatively with others, and be part of a team. An understanding of the nature of the cooperative relationship with a volunteer, community-based Committee and as a member of a team with other paid/unpaid workers.

Organisational Skills – Ability to effectively plan and organise one’s time to: achieve goals, prioritize tasks, and allocate time and resources accordingly to ensure completion; to manage multiple tasks and organise time accordingly and to make use of resources available to assist in achieving these goals. Demonstrated administrative, organisational, clerical skills.

Creativity: Using resourcefulness, innovation, imagination, and originality with vision in pursuing a goal, objective or in problem solving.

Personal Qualities: Initiative and teamwork – proactive and self-starting; seizes opportunities and acts upon them; works well with others in the pursuit of team goals; collaborates and shares information.

General Requirements

  • A passionate commitment to and understanding of the philosophy and principles of the Neighbourhood House Sector in Victoria, as well as to the Vision and Mission, aims and objectives of the House.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills with proficiency in Word, Excel, email, and the internet as a minimum.
  • Current driver’s licence and access to a motor vehicle.
  • Working with Children Check and current Police Check.

Desirable skills and qualities:

  • Qualifications and/or experience in marketing including print and social media.
  • Knowledge and interest in IT hardware, software, and the web.

Please direct queries to president@anglesea.org.au

Applications close:  9am Monday May 29th, 2023.

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