Social Planning Officer (readvertised)

  • Full time
  • Temporary
  • Band 6 Salary range from $80,808 to $87,293 per annum plus statutory superannuation
  • Located - Ballarat
  • Closing date for this position is Monday, July 26, 2021 - 12:01pm

The role 

This position will sit within the Health and Social Planning team who undertake a wide range of community safety, health and wellbeing, social policy and community planning activities. The Social Planning Officer will engage and partner with the community to plan for and deliver social policy and infrastructure outcomes which meet the needs of our growing and diverse community.  

About you 

The successful candidate will have strong project management, data collection and analysis skills and experience in working with community groups and maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders.  Some of the key position objectives that the Social Planning Officer will deliver include: 

  • Identifying and responding to key social issues, development and trends as required.  

  • Working with community members and stakeholders to understand local social policy and infrastructure needs and collate relevant information and evidence to inform decision making.   

  • Undertaking community engagement with user groups of Council facilities in the planning of infrastructure projects.  

  • Contribute to the development, delivery and review of Community Development Strategies and Action Plans. 

  • To deliver projects that encourage communities to become more active, engaged and connected.  

  • To provide the City of Ballarat’s customers with an efficient, friendly, high quality service.  

  • To follow the City of Ballarat Code of Conduct and actively contribute to a friendly working environment. 



How to Apply

To apply for this position please click on the Apply button and submit your application. The closing date for this position is 12 noon Monday 26 July 2021. Please ensure that you provide a cover letter, current resume and answer screening questions based on the key selection criteria. 


The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full employment medical and police check.  


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Equal Opportunity

The City of Ballarat is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and flexibility. 

We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace.

We welcome and encourage applications from people living with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. 

We support flexible and accessible working arrangements for all and are committed to ensuring that all jobs in our workforce can be performed flexibly. If you're short listed for a role and are looking for flexibility, we encourage you to start the flexible working conversation with the hiring manager to find out what options may be possible for the role you're applying for.