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Social Research Officer

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Organisation : Melton City Council

Location : Melbourne (Melton)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : Salary Range $86,169 - $93,835 per annum + 10% Super + RDO

Application closing date : 21 Jan, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Melton City Council

About Melton City Council

The City of Melton is a place where everyone belongs. Our community is vibrant and diverse and one of the fastest developing in Australia. Our organisation strives to provide our community with state of the art, excellent amenity, health and wellbeing and to support our community to be a lifelong learning city. We invest in innovation and our people’s professional and personal development. We offer generous leave and flexibility that best suits your lifestyle and a collaborative and inclusive culture. You’ll be able to work close to home and have new cafes and shops opening every day amongst the heritage buildings and open green spaces of one of Melbourne’s fastest growing municipalities.

Culture and Values

Our vision for our community is to be: “a thriving community where everyone belongs” and that means there’s a place here for you too. Our organisational values represent us as an established growth Council and the values are reflected in everything we do; our decision-making, our actions and our service provision to the community. Council has a diverse and vibrant organisation and we’d love to have you join us to help shape a city for the future.

We are Vibrant MELTON. Our values are:

  • Motivate
  • Empower
  • Lead
  • Trust
  • Open
  • Nurture 


There are a number of great reasons why our people love working at Melton City Council: 

  • 19 Day Month
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Extensive Career Development & Leadership Programs
  • 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carer Leave
  • Family Room available including Breastfeeding Facilities (Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace accredited)
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Social Club Activities
  • Subsidised Uniforms

To read more about our benefits visit


About the role

The Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen for a knowledgeable and self-motivated person to assume the role of Social Research Officer in an exciting and rapidly changing environment. Reporting to the Coordinator, you will be a key member of the Social Planning and Wellbeing team. The Social Research Officer will help create a vibrant, safe, and liveable City accessible to all, through their expertise and knowledge of primary and secondary data sources, proficiency for quantitative analysis and strong stakeholder management skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver social research projects to assist in identifying community needs, emerging issues, and appropriate responses.
  • Manage and develop social and demographic resources, including the delivery of training to build organisational capacity in social research.
  • Translate and communicate emerging social research information in a timely manner to internal and external stakeholders.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Tertiary qualification in social sciences, statistics, health sciences, planning sciences or other relevant area and/or substantial relevant experience working in social research.
  • Knowledge of the range of data sources and relevant software (inc databases/platforms).
  • Experience in undertaking quantitative, qualitative, and statistical research and analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to adapt communication as required.
  • Stakeholder engagement and management skills.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Social Research Officer via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services
Sector: #Community_Development


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