Senior Community Facilities Officer (Temporary 12 months)

Job No: COR1090
Location: North Ryde, NSW

  • Exciting opportunity in community and cultural facilities
  • Salary range $75,684 - $98,390 + super + leaseback vehicle
  • Career & lifestyle balance including rostered days off


About Us

The City of Ryde was recognised as an Employer of Choice in the Australian Business Awards and is home to Macquarie Park which is poised to become the fourth largest GDP producing centre in Australia by 2036. We also enjoy pristine riverfronts and bushland, world-class hospitals, and a leading University. Importantly, we are home to over 13,000 businesses and around 130,000 hard-working, compassionate, and enterprising people who rightly expect their Council to support their hopes and aspirations. With a diverse multicultural population, and the rapid growth of millennials and young professionals – by far our single largest demographic – we know our community is looking to our Council for authentic and strategic leadership to ensure the Ryde community continues to be provided with lifestyle and opportunity at their doorstep.


About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated person to join us as the Senior Community Facilities Officer on a temporary 12 month basis. In this role you will be responsible for supporting the coordination and delivery of City of Ryde's community and cultural facilities for hire and licenced buildings.

As the Senior Community Facilities Officer, you will assist the Team Leader Community Facilities in achieving Council's strategic social and community outcomes by identifying opportunities to increase the utilisation of community facilities and attract suitable tenants for our licenced buildings. In this role you will collaborate with our maintenance and property team to ensure that our community halls, meeting rooms, and licenced buildings are adequately maintained. You will also manage and utilise the community facility booking system and consult with tenants and community facilities users on operational changes, managing complaints and conflict resolution as necessary.


About You

You will have experience working with community organisations and groups and a commitment to customer relationships management practices. Your excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders. Your passion for working with community groups together with your ability to work as both a team player and autonomously will give you an edge. 

In addition, you will also have:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in property management, facilities management or similar or have extensive experience in a similar position  

  • Previous experience with community facilities/properties management and maintenance
  • Sound written communication skills including proven experience in preparing reports, correspondence and submissions
  • Experience working with community organisations and groups. 
  • Ability to work productively with limited supervision and to competing deadlines.
  • Experience in Local Government procurement practices


Your salary will be in the range $75,684 - $98,390 p.a. plus superannuation, dependent on experience and skills.


Culture & Benefits

  • Leaseback vehicle available with position
  • Commitment to providing opportunities for work/life balance
  • Hybrid work from home (2 days) and office (3 days) arrangements available after initial training period
  • Flexibility regarding start and finish times to suit your lifestyle
  • A rostered day off approximately every 3 weeks for full-time employees 
  • 3 extra leave days at Christmas 
  • Annual Award increases
  • Various health & well-being initiatives (i.e. flu vaccinations, skin checks, etc.)


How to apply

Apply now using our fast, easy to use on-line application process. In addition to answering the on-line questions shown below, this position requires you to attach your Resume to complete the application process (Note: you are not required to submit a cover letter or a statement addressing selection criteria). 

If you would like to know more, please see the Position Description or call Nick Wright on (02) 9952 8219 for a confidential discussion.


Closing Date: Thursday 26 January 2023 at 11:30pm


Please note: In line with Council’s COVIDSafe Workplace Policy & Procedure all staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.


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