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Reference Number 13502
Position Title Project Officer - Go Sport for Everyone
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 3.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 3.4 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Project Officer - Go Sport for Everyone - 6 Month Contract

Reference Number: 13502
Salary Range: $66,550.35 - $71,531.64 pro-rata per annum
Location: 119- 145 Spence Street, Cairns
Application Close: Sunday, 7 March 2021  

Looking for a rewarding opportunity where you can bring people together, enrich lives and make a positive impact across our community? 

For Cairns Regional Council the community is at the core of everything we do, and here in our Community Services team we want to grow, encourage and support active living and participation in sport for everyone. 

We are now seeking a passionate, dedicated and highly motived individual who has a genuine interest in people, sports, exercise and disability support activities to join our team now in this Project Officer position. 

Reporting to the Team Leader Community Services, the key focus of this role is to: 

  • Facilitate the delivery of the Go Sport for Everyone program on behalf of Council, which aims to increase the capacity of local sporting clubs and organisations to encourage, promote and accommodate the participation of people with disabilities.
  • Work with identified community groups and services to target people with disabilities to participate in the Go Sport for Everyone Program.
  • Work with sporting clubs, State Sporting Organisations (SSOs), equipment suppliers and specialist consultants to build the capacity of local sporting clubs to attract participants with disabilities.
  • Develop general awareness raising campaign to enable sporting clubs to identify and overcome potential barriers to participation faced by people with disabilities.
  • Develop, organise and promote accessible community ‘come and try’ days for people with disabilities.
  • Facilitate collation and administration of funding requirements, including reports and acquittals. 

To be considered for this role you must have: 

  • Qualification or demonstrated experience in a relevant field such as Leisure and Health, Disability Support or Sport and Exercise Science
  •  Experience in facilitation of community engagement.
  • “C” Class Drivers Licence.
  • Blue Card for Child Related Employment or ability to obtain.
  • Practical experience in managing a diverse range of events and the ability to build and maintain constructive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated planning and leadership skills with proven ability in setting priorities and monitoring workflow for multiple task/projects.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to interact positively with the general public, especially people with disabilities, and promote a positive image of Council. 

In return we offer the following benefits: 

  • 19-day month
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave (pro-rata)
  • Up to 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym / swimming pool)

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria please download a copy of the information kit.

How to Apply:

Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:

  • Cover Letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the full selection criteria.
  • Copy of your Resume.

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted.

Pre-Employment Assessment: 

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following pre‑employment assessments / checks:-  

  • Pre‑employment medical, which will include a functional capacity assessment and drug and alcohol test.
  • National police / criminal history check.
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification / Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check

Employment Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:-

  • Permanent resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to work visa
Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have a qualification or demonstrated experience in a relevant field such as Leisure and Health, Disability Support or Sport and Exercise Science?
Essential: Do you have experience in the facilitation of community engagement activities?
Essential: Do you have a current and valid Working With Children Blue Card or ability to obtain?
Essential: Do you have a current and valid C Class Drivers' Licence or above?
Essential: Do you have eligibility / the right to work in Australia?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 07/03/2021
Position Description
Information Kit - Project Officer - Go Sport for Everyone CU445 #13502.pdf Open
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AEST) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.