Learning Communities Specialist - Children

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Contact Number
(08) 9207 8553
City of Swan Council, WA


Learning Communities Specialist - Children

Fixed Term Part-Time        

About the role:

We are seeking a Learning Communities Specialist with a specific focus on children’s programs to work on a 2 year fixed term part-time basis of 48 hours in a fortnight.

Reporting to the Learning Communities Manager, the Learning Communities Specialist is responsible for developing and delivering exciting, creative and innovative children’s learning programs across all City libraries.

The Learning Communities Specialist will work in close consultation with Library Coordinators in each of the City’s 6 libraries to ensure a targeted offering of programs for local communities and to coordinate shared staffing resources. The position also contributes to the overall library service, offering a specialist perspective to strategic planning as part of the libraries leadership team, as well as providing input to collection development and service delivery.

Key accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and delivering high quality programs for children with a focus on education and development of both children and their parents and caregivers
  • Comprehensive independent project management of moderately complex programs (planning and administering staff, attendees, resources, venues, budgets, communications, procurement and risk, evaluation and reporting)
  • Design, development, delivery and continuous improvement of an exciting and innovative program of events with a focus on children, across all City of Swan library services
  • Lead and coordinate a small team of staff, and extended program staff to deliver program sessions and events across multiple locations
  • Ensure programs are innovative and collaborative from inception to completion by close liaison with Managers, Coordinators, and Specialists

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Graduate Diploma or Certificate in Community Engagement or Education
  • Demonstrated experience in a community engagement/development and/or education sectors
  • Experience in the fields of Community Engagement, Arts and Culture, Multimedia, or Digital Technology
  • Sound understanding of the role and value of public libraries
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment will be highly regarded
  • Must be able to work in line with the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions
  • A satisfactory National Police Certificate is required
  • A current Working with Children check

About working with us:

The salary for this position will be from $85,131.74 - $99,517.43 per annum pro rata, depending on the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

You will also enjoy benefits including:

  • Flexibility to balance work and life through supported work from home
  • Excellent leave entitlements e.g. purchase additional leave, Local Government public holiday
  • Up to 16.00% Superannuation
  • Comprehensive employee wellness program
  • Generous study assistance
  • Free parking

About the City:

The City of Swan is the largest local government area within metropolitan Perth, Western Australia, covering more than 1,043 square kilometres, and located less than 30 minutes from the CBD. Our purpose at the City is to improve the quality of life for all of the people who live in, work in and visit the City of Swan by delivering our vision of ‘one city, diverse people, culture and places’ through shared values of respect, excellence, accountability and leadership.

At the City of Swan we are committed to recruiting and retaining the right people and creating a great place to work.  We offer our employees real careers, real impact, and real rewards.

For a confidential discussion regarding the role, please contact Shane directly on (08) 9207 8553.  

For queries regarding the application process, please contact our friendly People Services team on (08) 9267 9014.

To apply please submit a cover letter of no more than 1 page that outlines your qualifications and why you would be a good fit for this role, and a resume via the link.  

Closing Date:  Sunday 4 September, 2022 at 11pm.

We welcome people with diverse skills, experiences, perspectives and backgrounds and encourage applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples, and individuals who may identify as LGBTIQ, with disability, a culturally and linguistically diverse background, and people of all ages.

Attachments:PD 31354 Learning Communities Specialist - Childrens.pdf | Apply