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Programs & Activities Supervisor


Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Programs & Activities Supervisor - Temporary Position until 14 January 2022

Reference Number: 13481

Salary Range: $73,192.58 - $78,176.92 pro-rata per annum

Location: Esplanade Office

Close Date: Sunday, 21 February 2021

For Cairns Regional Council, the community is at the core of everything that we do. We’re proud of our community and the key role you can play in making the Cairns region a great place to live, work and learn. Our commitment to high quality services means that we need talented, committed people – we need you!

We now have an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled, motivated and experienced Programs & Activities Supervisor to join our Community Services team now! 

The individual we are seeking will be an amazing team oriented, engaging, customer focussed professional who has experience in delivering a diverse range of high-quality services, programs, activities and events that will enhance the social well-being and lifestyle for the people of Cairns. 

Reporting to the Team Leader Community Support, the primary objectives of the position are: 

  • To coordinate a proactive and strategic approach to programs, event and activities across Council venues.
  • To pursue venue event and programming opportunities, working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • To manage internal venue hires processes and systems. 

To be successful in this role you will require: 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply processes, principles and strategies for effective community engagement activities within a Local Government environment.
  • Successful experience in producing and managing a diverse range of programs, events and activities, preferably in a public facility.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, sponsors and the community.
  • Demonstrated planning, project management and organisational skills, including the ability to set priorities, schedule and to meet deadlines in a busy and demanding environment.
  • Demonstrated personal computing literacy with well‑developed practical skills in the Microsoft Office suite of applications.
  • High level communication skills including a demonstrated ability to write clearly, concisely and appropriately for specific audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders at all levels to achieve desired outcomes.
  • High level of initiative, with the ability to work autonomously and positively contribute as a team member.
  • Capacity to work a variety of irregular hours.
  • Demonstrated ability to work unsupervised.
  • Excellent supervisory skills and experience, including the ability to manage staff and contractors. 

In return we offer the following benefits: 

  • 19 day month
  • Pro-rata - 5 weeks annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Subsidised uniform allowance
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym / swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development 

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

Cairns City, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency


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