Community and Cultural Development Officer

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Organisation : cohealth via BigSplash

Location : Melbourne (Footscray)

Work Type : Part-time

Sector : Arts & Culture, Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 14 Oct, 2018

About the Role

  • 0.6 EFT, 3 days per week
  • fixed Term until June 30th 2021
  • Based in Footscray
  • Not for Profit “Salary Sacrificing” benefits on top of your salary


Do you have experience in Community Arts and Cultural Development?

Do you have a welcoming disposition and the ability to form positive relationships that foster growth and development?

If this describes you, please keep reading


About the role

Within this role, you will focus on current and upcoming arts based community projects working with culturally diverse communities and external partners. The primary projects of focus will be the Benchmark and Stir it Up initiatives occurring across the western metropolitan region of Melbourne. Along with supporting the planning and evaluation of these projects you will also provide support for other cohealth Arts Generator projects and programs.

cohealth Arts Generator is part of the Prevention and Population Health Planning stream which aims to improve health, wellbeing and social inclusion through cross-organisational programs, external partnerships and community development. This prevention program looks to create meaningful engagement opportunities for communities who identify as people of colour. Through art and creative expression this program supports people who have experienced structural disadvantage explore their sense of self, increase wellbeing and agency, develop life skills, and create connections within and between communities to strengthen social cohesion. The programs focus on a variety of artistic expression.

You will value interacting with other professionals and thrive on working in a supportive culture founded on teamwork, integrity and social justice. To be suitable for this position, your qualifications and skills for the role will consist of:

  • Tertiary qualification or significant work experience in community and cultural development;
  • An understanding and commitment to the principles of community health, health promotion and community development;
  • Program delivery skills inclusive of, community consultation, planning, implementation, evaluation and leadership;
  • well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to deal with people from all facets of the community and good organisational skills; and
  • A curious and positive approach to your work life, continuously striving to contribute to the growth and development of cohealth as a provider of choice.


In addition to these characteristics lived experience either identifying as a person of colour and/or as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander would be seen as an advantage.


If you are a hard-working, reliable individual who enjoys interacting with the community and genuinely making a difference, please apply.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : cohealth via BigSplash

Who is cohealth?

For more information about cohealth and the services provided, please visit our website: www.cohealth.org.au

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Please quote in application: Community and Cultural Development Officer via Pro Bono Australia.


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