Executive Manager Corporate Services

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Jane Cowell, CEO
Contact Number
03 9088 3471
Location
Yarra Plenty Regional Library Service, VIC

 

Secondment Opportunity - 12 months

Executive Manager Corporate Services


12-month Maximum Term Full-Time Senior Officer Contract (Maternity Leave Replacement)
Salary package of $158K (incl. Super, Vehicle and Phone Allowance)

About Yarra Plenty Regional Library Service

Yarra Plenty Regional Library enjoys a reputation as an innovative and progressive library service with 160 staff, 170 volunteers and 9 library branches across three municipalities, and a well-established mobile library service.

About the Role

We are looking for a skilled, collaborative and accountable leader with strong and diverse People & Culture experience to lead our Corporate Services team in this exciting 12-month maternity leave replacement position commencing mid to late July 2020. You will provide strategic and operational management of all People & Culture functions across the employee lifecycle, and design and deliver expert People & Culture advice and solutions through the People & Culture Team. You will also provide strategic oversight of the Finance & Administration Team, with a capable Finance Manager in place to manage this key team.

About you

You are an experienced People & Culture Leader with proven experience managing a broad range of People & Culture areas across the entire employee life cycle. You lead by example, have excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills and a strong track record of operationalising and delivering People & Culture functions and solutions, including managing resolution of complex employee relations issues. You work collaboratively across all levels of an organisation, build effective relationships and develop a productive and positive culture. You have a tertiary qualification in a relevant field of study such as Human Resource Management or Organisation Development.

Demonstrated experience in a Government context, and experience with enterprise bargaining will be an advantage.

For further information please contact Jane Cowell, CEO, on 03 9088 3471.

To download the position description, click here

How to apply

Email your Cover Letter, Resume and Key Selection Criteria to jobs@yprl.vic.gov.au

Applications close Sunday 28 May 2020.

Please note that if you do not fully address the selection criteria you may be excluded from interview.

This position is subject to the successful applicant providing and maintaining a satisfactory National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check.

YPRL strives to be an inclusive and accessible work environment where diversity is valued and celebrated, and where everyone can bring their authentic whole selves to work. We encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds.

YPRL is a Child Safe organisation and ensures all staff and volunteers have a current Working with Children Check (WWCC) and National Police Record check.  We have appropriate screening processes in place including a Child Safe Policy and Procedure, key selection criteria and interviewing and referee screening, which demonstrates our commitment to Child Safety.

Library Technology Specialist

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Briana Elliott - Manager, Digital Services & Innovation
Contact Number
02 4974 5321
Location
City of Newcastle, NSW

 

Library Technology Specialist

Job No: CN2240 | Location: Newcastle

  • Are you a people person, passionate about delivering exceptional customer experiences working as part of a multidisciplinary team?
  • Are you a systems guru who can draw insights from data across various platforms?
  • Are you an innovator who has experience delivering integration projects or introducing new technology to provide a better user experience? 
  • Permanent, full-time role with flexible work arrangements available, including flexitime and a 9-day fortnight.

Thriving and rapidly transforming, Newcastle is New South Wales’ second largest city and is located 160km north of Sydney. It offers the perfect lifestyle and career environment.

City of Newcastle (CN) is seeking an innovative and customer-focussed Library Technology Specialist to support the delivery of library improvement projects as well as the seamless integration of library systems, online platforms and hardware. From 3D printers to Pepper the Robot, you’ll be involved in a range of forward-thinking projects to enhance digital inclusion within the community.

Your key objectives will include supporting the digital initiatives of the Library Strategy, City of Newcastle’s Smart City Strategy and the Newcastle 2030 Community Strategic Plan; researching and promoting emerging technologies to enhance service delivery; supporting the service to harness the data collected via our various systems; as well as providing technical support for Library hardware and network infrastructure, systems and technology required for programs, events and projects.

Upon commencement you will play a key role in assisting the Libraries to provide community support through CN’s Community and Economic Resilience Package Response to COVID-19 through harnessing data and supporting online service delivery. You will also dive into development work in progress to deliver a digitally focussed new Library space at CN’s new administration building. 

Additionally, you’ll deliver high quality front-line customer service across all service points; will assist with the upskilling and ongoing training of library team members; and will utilise your proven leadership capabilities in supervising our service delivery team.

At CN our people are valued and have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. These include flexible working arrangements, professional development opportunities and health and wellbeing programs. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, flexibility in working locations can be negotiated with the successful applicant.

The essentials you’ll need:

  • Tertiary qualification in Information Technology or relevant discipline; or extensive relevant experience in IT, Library or another related field.
  • Evidence of strong technical networking infrastructure knowledge and troubleshooting experience.
  • Experience in managing and implementing computer software systems and sound working knowledge of the systems and functions of all the key systems that apply to the contemporary library service.
  • Successful documentation of procedures and user guides.
  • Experience using SQL, ability to perform data analytics and experience delivering high quality data reporting.
  • Sound knowledge of open source technology integration.
  • Demonstrated customer focus and well-developed interpersonal and problem-solving skills with experience in direct face to face customer service, undertaking projects to improve UX and UI in a range of settings.
  • Knowledge and experience of managing AV technologies and software.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn, work independently and manage competing priorities.
  • Proven ability to lead and supervise a high-performance multidisciplinary team.
  • Current Working with Children Check.

Other valuable skills you may have:

  • Experience in developing and writing code.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and 3D printing design software and hardware maintenance.
  • Experience in design thinking and agile project management methodologies.

Sound like the perfect job for you? Apply Now!

City of Newcastle proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and fosters a culture of diversity to represent the community of our Local Government Area.

All candidates will be assessed against the selection criteria outlined in the position description. Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future identical positions for a period of 12 months.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

We highly encourage you to view the full position description, including a useful overview of our Libraries & Learning Service Unit, by clicking here

Application Closing Date: Sunday, 17 May 2020.

Remuneration: $77,194.18 + 9.5% Superannuation for a 35-hour week.

Contact: Briana Elliott - Manager, Digital Services & Innovation - 02 4974 5321.

The NSW Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998 makes it an offence for a person convicted of a serious sex offence, or a Registrable Person under the Child Protection (Offenders Registration) Act 2000 to apply for these positions. Relevant criminal, Working With Children and prior employment checks, including relevant disciplinary proceedings, will be conducted on recommended candidates.

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Digital Services and Innovation Specialist

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Briana Elliott – Manager, Digital Services & Innovation
Contact Number
02 4974 5321
Location
City of Newcastle, NSW

Digital Services and Innovation Specialist

Job No: CN2241 | Location: Newcastle

  • Are you an innovative thinker who’s passionate about delivering exceptional customer experiences as part of a multidisciplinary team?
  • Does the opportunity to transform the online service delivery for Newcastle Libraries excite you?
  • Are you a champion of digital inclusion and the promotion of the modern library as a vibrant community services hub?
  • Permanent, full-time role with flexible work arrangements available, including flexitime and a 9-day fortnight.

Thriving and rapidly transforming, Newcastle is New South Wales’ second largest city and is located 160km north of Sydney. It offers the perfect lifestyle and career environment.

City of Newcastle (CN) is seeking a forward-thinking Digital Services Innovation Specialist to drive the implementation of a fully supported online library service, transforming the online user experience through our Library App and digital channels to offer seamless modern and responsive access to our wealth of e-resources and service offerings.

Working to provide innovative technology solutions and experiences for the community across our nine library branches, your key objectives will include supporting the delivery of the Library Strategy, City of Newcastle’s Smart City Strategy and the Newcastle 2030 Community Strategic Plan; taking a lead role in the planning, implementation and management of a 24/7 Virtual Library Service or the “anywhere” Library; developing and delivering projects to continually improve user experience within the Library spaces; managing the delivery and scheduling of Library news, events, and promotions across multiple CMS channels; and managing all aspects of the Libraries Member App.

You will also need to dive into the development work being undertaken to deliver innovative digital experiences at Newcastle’s newest library space – The Digital Library at CN’s new City Administration Centre at 12 Stewart Avenue.

Additionally, you’ll deliver high quality front-line customer service; facilitate the use of Library facilities, venue hire, and equipment; assist with the upskilling and ongoing training of library staff; and utilise your proven leadership capabilities in supervising our service delivery team.

At CN our people are valued and have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. These include flexible working arrangements, professional development opportunities and health and wellbeing programs. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, flexibility in working locations can be negotiated with the successful applicant.

The essentials you’ll need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Web design; Library and Information Sciences; Information Technology or another relevant discipline or extensive relevant field/equivalent experience.
  • Extensive experience in the development and delivery of UX and UI improvement projects within digital environments.
  • Extensive experience in Content Management Systems, App content integration and Social Media with the ability to schedule, curate and generate content across a range of digital channels.
  • Demonstrated ability in web-based coding and experience with open source technology integration.
  • Demonstrated high level verbal and written communication skills, excellent negotiation, and stakeholder engagement skills with the ability to write business documents such as project proposals and business cases.
  • Time management skills with the ability to determine priorities and manage projects and competing demands.
  • High level analytical skills to undertaking reporting on a range of data and business intelligence.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience within a collaborative team environment.
  • Current Working with Children Check.

Other valuable skills you may have:

  • Experience in delivering website upgrades or discovery layer projects.
  • Demonstrated capacity to research, plan and implement innovative user centred solutions for the digital environment.
  • Experience working with a range of technology that could be leveraged to enhance customer experience.

Sound like the perfect job for you? Apply Now!

City of Newcastle proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and fosters a culture of diversity to represent the community of our Local Government Area.

All candidates will be assessed against the selection criteria outlined in the position description. Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future identical positions for a period of 12 months.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

We highly encourage you to view the full position description, including a useful overview of our Libraries & Learning Service Unit, by clicking here

Application Closing Date: Sunday, 17 May 2020.

Remuneration: $77,194.18 + 9.5% Superannuation for a 35-hour week.

Contact: Briana Elliott – Manager, Digital Services & Innovation – 02 4974 5321.

The NSW Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998 makes it an offence for a person convicted of a serious sex offence, or a Registrable Person under the Child Protection (Offenders Registration) Act 2000 to apply for these positions.  Relevant criminal, Working With Children and prior employment checks, including relevant disciplinary proceedings, will be conducted on recommended candidates.

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Digital Library Activation Specialist

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Briana Elliott - Manager, Digital Services & Innovation
Contact Number
02 4974 5321
Location
City of Newcastle, NSW

Digital Library Activation Specialist

Job No: CN2228 | Location: Newcastle

  • Are you driven to provide exceptional customer service and thrive in busy multi-faceted environments?
  • Are you a tech savvy all-rounder who would love the opportunity to introduce a range of technology to the community including “Pepper”, Mars robots, podcasting equipment and more?
  • Do you have a knack for problem solving and using your initiative to find customer driven solutions?
  • Full-time, 2 year fixed-term contract – 35 hours per week.
  • Flexible work arrangements available, including flexitime and a 9-day fortnight.

Thriving and rapidly transforming, Newcastle is New South Wales’ second largest city and is located 160km north of Sydney. It offers the perfect lifestyle and career environment.

City of Newcastle (CN) is seeking a tech-savvy, community-minded Digital Library Activation Specialist to champion digital inclusion and information literacy at our new Digital Library, co-located on Level 1 of 12 Stewart Avenue with our Customer Experience team and City of Newcastle Council Chamber.

This exciting new hybrid library showcases digital experiences alongside a small retail-style collection of top reads. Working as part of the Digital Services team, the role will manage the day to day library function of the site, but the key focus will be to “activate” the technology and spaces in support of our Digital Inclusion and Lifelong Learning strategic priorities.

Championing the contemporary library experience to our community, you’ll provide an array of library services supported by a unique schedule of programs, capitalising on technology such as Pepper the robot, Mars Rovers, robotics kits, podcasting equipment, etc., targeting digital and information literacy.

Key objectives for the position are to attract new audiences to visit, to work with stakeholders to ensure all functions are cohesive, to create connections and partnership opportunities for local businesses and community groups and to embed the Digital Library into the broader network of library service points.

At CN our people are valued and have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. These include flexible working arrangements, professional development opportunities and health and wellbeing programs. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, flexibility in working locations can be negotiated with the successful applicant.

The essentials you’ll need: 

  • Tertiary qualifications; or significant relevant experience in IT, Library or related fields.
  • Demonstrated experience and evidence of strong technical and troubleshooting ability of systems, hardware and software that apply to the contemporary library service.
  • Strong working knowledge of audio-visual equipment including podcasting and recording equipment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to keep abreast of emerging technologies, and opportunities to develop digital inclusion and increase digital literacy within our community.
  • Demonstrated customer focus with proactive and highly advanced problem-solving skills and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated advanced organisational skills, the ability to manage competing priorities, and initiative to work independently within delegated authorities.
  • Current Working with Children Check.

Other valuable skills you may have:

  • Extensive experience developing and delivering digital inclusion and information literacy programs and events.
  • Extensive experience working in a collaborative multi-disciplinary team.
  • Extensive partnership management and demonstrated ability to foster and manage relationships with community partners.

Sound like the perfect job for you? Apply Now!

City of Newcastle proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and fosters a culture of diversity to represent the community of our Local Government Area.

All candidates will be assessed against the selection criteria outlined in the position description. Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future identical positions for a period of 12 months.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

We highly encourage you to view the full position description, including a useful overview of our Libraries & Learning Service Unit, by clicking here

Application Closing Date: Sunday, 17 May 2020.

Remuneration: $77,194.18 + 9.5% Superannuation for a 35-hour week.

Contact: Briana Elliott - Manager, Digital Services & Innovation - 02 4974 5321.

The NSW Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998 makes it an offence for a person convicted of a serious sex offence, or a Registrable Person under the Child Protection (Offenders Registration) Act 2000 to apply for these positions. Relevant criminal, Working With Children and prior employment checks, including relevant disciplinary proceedings, will be conducted on recommended candidates.

Library Museum Gallery (LMG) Collection and Information Services Coordinator

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Roslyn Cousins
Contact Number
E: roslyn.cousins@chcc.nsw.gov.au T: (02) 66484907
Location
Coffs Harbour City Council, NSW

Library Museum Gallery (LMG) Collection and Information Services Coordinator

Location: Coffs Harbour | Reference: 5079077

12 Month Fixed Term Contract

About the Role

  • An exciting opportunity to be involved in the transition to the planned new Coffs Harbour Cultural & Civic Space
  • Lead and co-ordinate the Collection & Information Services Team
  • Lead the team building an improved library collection with increased resources
  • Work within an innovative integrated library, museum and gallery services team

About you

The ideal candidate will have degree qualifications in Library Science or related discipline along with extensive experience in a supervisory role across library or cultural service facilities.

This role will lead the LMG Collection & Information Services team and manage the collections and information services across the Library service. You will also manage the LMG and Cultural Services electronic systems, platforms, and online channels.

To be successful you will need:

  • To be highly collaborative, innovative and enjoy experimenting with new technologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in library cataloguing standards and relevant metadata schemas and indexing thesauri.
  • Proven ability to motivate and lead staff with a focus on building capacity and improvement of business processes and services
  • Strong project management skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in budget monitoring and control
  • Current class C Drivers' Licence and Working with Children Check

About Coffs Harbour City Council

Committed to the pursuit of excellence, we strive to deliver the excellent services that are desired and valued by our community, now and into the future. We stand by the values of delivering excellence in our services through innovation, recognising that our customers are at the heart of what we do, supporting our people to provide them the scope to deliver outcomes, working together to seek solutions both internally and externally and being transparent and responsible in all that we do.

What we offer:

  • Whilst this is a full-time fixed-term contract we offer Flexi-hours to work around the beautiful Coffs Coast lifestyle
  • Plenty of career growth and professional development opportunities.
  • Join a leader in the industry and play a role in shaping the community you live in.
  • Participation in innovative, challenging projects.
  • Other progressive benefits such as employee wellness programs, bonuses, opportunities to purchase additional annual leave and salary sacrificing options.

Salary

Starting package of around $78k + Super

More details:

  • Download the position description by clicking on Download PD.
  • Boost your application by attaching a cover letter expanding on your suitability for this role.
  • Enquiries: Roslyn Cousins: roslyn.cousins@chcc.nsw.gov.au Tel (02) 66484907
  • Please note applications must be submitted via Councils careers page and close 9pm AEST 24 May 2020

Coffs Harbour City Council is committed to the principles of employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages and background

Applications Close: 9.00PM (AEST) 24 May 2020

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Manager Cultural Services

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Contact Officer
N/A
Contact Number
N/A
Location
Hawkesbury City Council, NSW

Manager Cultural Services

  • SS043LS
  • 24-05-2020
  • Permanent Full Time

Manager Cultural Services
Be passionate. Be progressive. Hawkesbury City Council.

  • An attractive salary will be negotiated
  • 19 Day Month
  • Lease back Vehicle

This role represents a unique opportunity to join an organisation that is committed to building high performing teams, working together to deliver outcomes for the community through innovation and best practice.  We have passion and enthusiasm and we are looking for like-minded people to join us on this journey.

The Role

Reporting to the Director Support Services you will play an important role in the decision making and delivery of contemporary cultural services programs to the community.  A key focus of the role will be to create a framework for Council to prioritise, coordinate and highlight the City’s cultural resources by connecting the history, heritage and the creative vitality of the area.  You will lead a multi-disciplinary team of professional specialists, as well as frontline service delivery staff and volunteers who represent the public face of Council across its cultural facilities.

About you

This is a creative leadership opportunity for an individual who is passionate and committed to delivering cultural programs and projects that stimulate community engagement with our services. Your expertise will include experience in the principles of Community/Cultural Development, grant acquisition, fundraising and capacity to propose and implement ideas for improving efficiency and work practice.   You must also have the ability to build strong partnerships within the organisation and community.

You must have:

  • Relevant Tertiary qualification or equivalent experience to the functional responsibilities of the Branch.
  • Demonstrated practical experience in managing at least one of the functions within the Cultural Services Branch – Library Services, Regional Gallery and Regional Museum.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate and negotiate with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Extensive experience in planning, administering and monitoring operational budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, create and manage a high performance, multi-disciplinary team.

The Rewards:

An attractive salary will be negotiated with the successful applicant commensurate with qualification, skills and experience.
Hawkesbury City Council also offers a great working environment where your career and development matters. We offer a range of benefits from flexible work arrangements, discounted gym memberships, study assistance to flu vaccinations and other wellbeing initiatives.

To Apply:

For further position details, including the selection criteria and how to apply, visit our website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or if you do not have access to our website call the Human Resources Branch on 02 4560 4444.

Applications close 5pm Sunday, 24 May 2020

Applicants who do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for this position.

Please note that the canvassing of Councillors in relation to these matters will automatically disqualify the applicant from this process.

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PLA eNews - December 2018

 

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From The PLA Chair

PLA Christmas Card - Merry Christmas

Dear members and friends,

Another year nearly over!

Thank you for your support throughout the year!

On behalf of the PLA Board I would like to wish you all the best for the Christmas season.

Safe travels, good health and happiness to you, your families and friends.

May 2019 be good to you (and your library :-)

Best wishes,

The PLA Chair + Board of Directors

Ian Greenhalgh | PLA Chair | E: board@pla.org.au

 

From the Editor

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Dear members and friends,

Thank you for your readership and contributions throughout the year!

One of our articles on sensitive storytimes had over 17,000 shares and several hundred downloads!

Special thank you to Kylie Carlson from Yarra Libraries for sharing Sensitive Storytimes: Inclusive practices in Public Libraries with us all :-) 

You can still download a copy of this excellent resource here

Thank you also to all those libraries and library suppliers that have advertised their job vacancies with us throughout the year. This free service is attracting several hundred website hits per month and counting! PLA will continue to provide this service and send out employment bulletins throughout 2019. If you'd like to find out more about this service or the value adds we provide to member libraries, please do not hesitate to make contact.

Wishing you all a happy, safe and peaceful Christmas.

Roger Henshaw | PLA Executive Officer (and Editor in Chief) | E: rhenshaw@pla.org.au

Women & Leadership Australia - Scholarship Funding

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Funding of up to $7,000 for information management sector women available

Building on the success of last year’s ‘100 Days for Change’ campaign, Women & Leadership Australia is administering an initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s information management sector. 

The campaign is providing women with grants of between $3,000 and $7,000 to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs. 

The scholarship funding is provided with the specific intent of providing powerful and effective development opportunities for information management sector women; however the funding is strictly limited and has to be allocated prior to the end of March.

Expressions of Interest 

Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to Friday, March 15: www.wla.edu.au/register

2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards open for entries

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2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards open for entries

Entries are now open across 6 categories until 15 March 2019, 5pm (AEST).

If you had a work published or released during 2018 you may be eligible to enter this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.

The Awards help to support Australian authors and promote the importance of Australian literature.

Entries are sought for books of high literary merit, and in the case of the prize for Australian history, scholarly accomplishment.

The Awards are now welcoming entries from Australian authors and creators in 6 prize categories: children’s literature, young adult literature, fiction, poetry, non-fiction and Australian history.

There are no entry fees. Entries for the Australian history category can be submitted in a range of formats including print media, an interactive or online project, film or documentary.

What could I win?

Prize money is awarded in each category with up to $80,000 for winners and $5,000 for shortlisted books and is tax-free.

How do I enter?

Authors and publishers can view the guidelines and submit eligible titles through our website under the ‘How to Enter’ tab.

Entries close 15 March 2019 at 5pm (AEST).

If you require assistance you can email our Prime Minister’s Literary Awards team or phone 1800 707 889.

Find out more:

Book of the Year Awards 2019 - Nominations Now Open!

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Book of the Year Awards 2019

Each year Speech Pathology Australia conducts its Book of the Year Awards.

Nominations for 2019

Nominations for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2019 are now open. Eligibility criteria are outlined in the nomination form.

Download the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2019 Nomination Form [Word DOCX format]

Nominations close on Friday 29 March 2019.

Visit the Speech Pathology Australia Website here

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