City of Port Phillip Jobs

Job Details

Hiring Organization City of Port Phillip
Post Title City of Port Phillip Jobs
Post Name Gathering Place Development Officer
Qualification Any Graduate
Industry Government
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary AUD 72168 To AUD 83699 Per Year
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3182

Job Description

About the Organisation 

The City of Port Phillip is an inner-city council with around 1000 employees who deliver more than 100 programs and services to our residents, businesses, and visitors.

These range from childcare and immunizations, to libraries, management of parks and open space, rubbish collection, road maintenance, and more. The city of Port Phillip has zero tolerance for child abuse and is a committed Child Safe organization.  

About the Role

The City of Port Phillip is seeking a Gathering Place Development Officer to support the self-determination of the local aboriginal community through leadership development and co-design activities centered around aboriginal gathering, programming, and events.

This is an indigenous identified position and development role, meaning that successful candidates will be supported to develop and refine their skills and knowledge over the course of the appointment.


  • To work with the local Indigenous community and services to maintain awareness of community needs
  • Provide hands-on support to the co-design group by providing advice on Reconciliation planning 
  • To work with the community in supporting opportunities for social gathering
  • to encourage leadership opportunities for local Aboriginal community members 

Skills and Experience 

  • Understanding of, and involving working with Aboriginal people
  • Experience in maintaining networks \\with stakeholders
  • Able to support community engagement, local leadership, and co-design
  • Experiencing preparing information for the community. 


People enjoy working at the City of Port Phillip because we are a welcoming, healthy, and inclusive workplace.

We offer a vibrant and diverse work environment where our employees can develop both professionally and personally whilst planning and delivering a range of important services and programs to the community. 


  • We offer a workplace that accommodates your working style and needs. 
  • Be supported and empowered by a leadership team that is community focused, with a strong desire for change and a culture that encourages teamwork and innovation.
  • Training and development opportunities, study assistance, flexible working conditions, paid parental leave, an active social club, a health and wellbeing program, and a well-regarded Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Security Requirements and Professional Obligations 

The pre-employment screening will apply to all appointments. Prior to a formal letter of offer, preferred applicants will be asked to provide:

  • Evidence of mandatory qualifications/registrations/licenses
  • Sufficient proof of their right to work in Australia                                           
  • Sufficient proof of their identity. 
  • Evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination or valid medical exemption in line with the City of Port Phillip Vaccination Policy 
  • Complete a National Police Check completed via the City of Port Phillip’s Provider.
  • Employee type Working with Children Check

All applicants must provide a Cover Letter in response to the key selection criteria located on the last page of the position description. The Cover Letter should be no longer than 2 pages and include each heading in the Key Selection Criteria.

Note: Only applications submitted via the online Recruitment Portal will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be provided feedback.

The City of Port Phillip is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and accessible environment where diversity is valued.

We actively welcome and encourage candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, First Nation and Torres Strait Islander candidates, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and candidates with a disability.

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