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Sport and Recreation Officer

Sport and Recreation Officer

Band 4, $61,661 pa


Temporary Full Time (12 months)


The City of Greater Dandenong is an organisation of exceptional character. We invest in the development of our people and the community and we strive to be a workplace that is respectful, engaged, accountable, creative and honest. We are a progressive organisation, in a city that is on the move and we offer a dynamic and rewarding work environment.


We offer exceptional working conditions and are focused on providing a workplace that values diverse contributions, cares for your health and wellbeing and fosters a positive work culture. We ensure all people have an equal opportunity for employment and advancement within our organisation.


We embrace our diverse community and work environment and encourage applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.


Our Sport and Recreation team requires a temporary (12 months) full-time member of the team to:



  • engage with sporting groups, clubs and organisations to assist in maximising the opportunities for participation in sport and recreation.

  • assist with conducting research for the evaluation of key issues/findings relating to policy, plans and strategies.

  • assist with implementing, monitoring, reviewing and reporting on activities within the Sport and Recreation plans, strategies and policies.

  • maintain a broad knowledge of planning, organising, reviewing and administration of the allocation of sporting grounds to clubs.

  • provide support to the Sport and Recreation department.


The successful applicant will have relevant qualifications and/or experience developing, delivering and engaging with sporting groups.  Essential to success will be an understanding of club development, participation and sport allocation processes and proficiency in the application of standardised Sports and Recreation procedures and practices.


Applicants must adequately meet the requirements of the role and fully address the selection criteria contained in the Position Description. To view a copy of this Position Description, please click on the link below.


Download File Sport and Recreation Officer.pdf


The preferred applicant may be required to undertake practical testing, work preference profiling / psychometric testing, functional capacity assessment (physical), and aptitude testing. 


The successful candidate will be asked to produce a clear Working with Children Check and will be asked to consent to a national police check (and where relevant an ‘international criminal history check’), subject to the operation of spent conviction laws. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.


We offer a range of benefits for staff including a friendly team environment, salary sacrificed child care (where available), discounted gym membership and a vibrant social club.


Further information: Christy O’Shea, 8571 5375


Applications close: 5pm, Tuesday, 3 July 2018

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Job Summary
  • Company
    City of Greater Dandenong
  • Location
    Dandenong, VIC 3175
  • Industries
    Government and Public Sector
  • Job Type
    Full Time Temporary/Contract
  • Job Reference Code
    973625
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