Team Leader Literacy and Learning Programs

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Emma White, Coordinator Library and Arts Activation
Contact Number
03 9747 5919
Melton City Council, VIC


Team Leader Literacy and Learning Programs

Job No: MEL608 | Location: Melton

Full Time Permanent Position

Salary Range $86,169 to $93,835 per annum + 10.5% Super + RDO

About Melton City Council

The City of Melton is a community where everyone belongs. Ours is a vibrant and diverse municipality—one of the fastest developing in Australia. Our organisation strives to provide our community with state-of-the-art amenity and facilities, engaging health and wellbeing options, and support to become active members of our Lifelong Learning City.

We invest in innovation, offering professional and personal development, and generous leave and flexibility to staff, while also fostering a collaborative and inclusive culture. You’ll be able to work close to home in a dynamic setting featuring cafes and retail options set amongst heritage buildings and open green spaces.

The Opportunity

Melton City Libraries is seeking a highly motivated and creative professional to join the team. As a key member of the library leadership team, you will lead the planning, delivery, and evaluation of literacy, learning, and reader development programs for all ages across the library service.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement and monitor a program framework for the planning, delivery and evaluation of literacy and learning programs to engage the community and provide opportunities for lifelong learning and social connection.
  • Lead, motivate and develop the Literacy and Learning Programs team to ensure a consistent community development approach to library program delivery.
  • Design, plan and deliver a calendar of programs and events that activate library spaces including early years literacy, school years, youth, adult literacy and learning, social connection, digital literacy, literary activities, and reader development.
  • Develop and enhance partnerships with Council service units, tertiary, primary and secondary education providers, government, and corporate organisations to deliver an increased range of sustainable programs at libraries, outreach sites and online.
  • Identify community learning needs, gaps and opportunities and develop initiatives to enhance literacy levels and develop a reading culture within the community.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • A tertiary qualification acceptable for professional membership (Librarian) of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) together with experience in leading public library teams, or relevant tertiary qualification in community development or education together with substantial experience leading public library teams.
  • Substantial experience in developing and delivery community programs in a library context, volunteer management and partnership development.
  • A passion for community engagement, with a customer-centric approach to your work.

Culture and Values

Our vision for our community is to be: "A vibrant, safe and liveable city accessible to all" and that means there’s a place here for you too. Our organisational values represent us as an established growth Council and the values are reflected in everything we do; our decision-making, our actions and our service provision to the community. Council has a diverse and vibrant organisation and we’d love to have you join us to help shape a city for the future.

We are Vibrant MELTON. Our values are:

  • Motivate
  • Empower
  • Lead
  • Trust
  • Open
  • Nurture 


There are a number of great reasons why our people love working at Melton City Council: 

  • 19 Day Month
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Extensive Career Development & Leadership Programs
  • 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carer Leave
  • Family Room available including Breastfeeding Facilities (Melton City Council | Australian Breastfeeding Association)
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Subsidised Uniforms

To read more about our benefits visit

How To Apply

If you require further information about the position, please contact Emma White, Coordinator Library and Arts Activation on 03 9747 5919.

To view the Position Description, click here.

Applications must include a Resume and address the Key Selection Criteria outlining your suitability to the role.

We encourage you to use the STAR approach when writing your responses to the selection criteria.

Situation (Task) – provide a brief outline of the situation or task?

Action – what did you do in response to the situation or task?

Result – what was the result of your action?

To address the Key Selection Criteria you will need to write short statements explaining how you meet the criteria, or how you demonstrate the capability. We encourage you to keep your responses concise. 

Applications submitted via email, after the closing date and/or that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Successful applicants must comply with COVID-19 Public Health Orders applicable to Local Government employees and Council’s COVID-19 vaccination policy which require employees to provide documentary evidence of their vaccination status before attending the workplace.

Applications close 5.00pm Friday 2 December 2022 | Apply Now!

To be eligible for employment at Melton City Council you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or be legally entitled to work in Australia.

We strongly encourage job applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQA+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

Melton City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation and has Zero tolerance for child abuse. Melton City Council is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation where protecting children and preventing and responding to child abuse is at the centre of our everyday thinking and service delivery. Please note, we undertake several screening process to ensure this commitment is upheld, this includes ensuring the successful candidate to this position holds a valid employee working with children/vulnerable people check and satisfactory criminal history record check