Senior Coordinator Darebin Libraries

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Melanie McCarten Manager Recreation and Libraries
Contact Number
(03) 8470 8234
Darebin City Council, VIC


Senior Coordinator Darebin Libraries

Darebin Libraries are seeking a vibrant, collaborative and modern leader to develop and deliver library services and lifelong learning opportunities to maximise community access and participation with a focus on access, equity and inclusion.

At Darebin, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of how we work. Our commitment to these values is unwavering, they are central to our mission, to our impact and to help us better serve our community. We know that having varied perspectives and lived experiences helps generate better ideas to enable a diverse, inclusive and connected community.

Darebin encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of colour. We value people of all abilities and diversity of culture, faith, gender identity and sexual orientation. We welcome unique contributions and perspectives of all people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we work with and live in.

About Darebin City Council
Located in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, Darebin City Council is home to one of the largest, most diverse communities in terms of culture, language, religion, socio-economic background, occupation, and housing needs. The city has one of the largest populations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents in metropolitan Melbourne. Our Vision is for a community that works together to advance community life.

About the Role

  • Lead a high-performance outcome-oriented team to deliver strategic and service objectives to meet the evolving library and lifelong learning needs of our community.
  •  Maximise community access and participation in library services with a focus on access, equity and inclusion.
  • Drive strategy through evidence and community engagement.
  • Develop and deliver innovative physical and virtual library facilities and services.

Skills & Experience

  • Significant leadership experience with the ability to model the cultural expectations of the organisation.
  • Tertiary qualifications and significant experience in a relevant field.
  • Change management, strategy development and implementation, project management

As a progressive leader in Local Government, Darebin City Council is passionate about social inclusion, sustainability, engagement and service excellence. We are proud of the diversity of our workforce and recognise the strength this provides in meeting the needs of the community we serve. We are committed to upholding a positive and supportive work environment that values the contribution of all employees and treats all employees with dignity and respect.

We offer a range of benefits to our employees including opportunities for personal and professional development, flexible work practices, Employee Assistance Program, recognition and reward program - Appreciate Great and a variety of generous paid and unpaid leave options.

How to Apply
If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please submit your application including a resume and a document addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

We’re also happy to adjust our recruitment process to support your accessibility needs.

Contact Melanie McCarten Manager Recreation and Libraries on (03) 8470 8234 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close on Sunday 1 October 2023 at 11.30pm.

Darebin is committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, and thorough ‘Safety Screening’ processes apply.

To work at Darebin City Council, you will be required to supply proof of work rights, a Victorian Employee Working with Children Check and comply with Child Safety standards. All employees are required to undertake an Australian Criminal History Check and may be required to complete a Functional Health Assessment.

Council requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as outlined in the Staff Covid-19 Vaccination Policy.

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