Community Recreation Officer - Moorabool Shire Council - Salary $67,252 - $77,409 pa + super - Closing 28 Apr 2020

£67,252 - £77,409 yearly
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  • Melbourne Victoria, Australia
  • Apr 26, 2020
Full time Coordination IT

Job Description

  • Assist Sporting Clubs to achieve best possible outcomes
  • Increase participation in sport and active lifestyles

North West Local Government – Moorabool Shire Council

Full Time Permanent Position – 40 hours per week (including monthly RDO)

Band 5 ($67,252 - $77,409) per annum plus superannuation

Closing 11.00am, Tuesday 28 April 2020

About the Shire

Moorabool Shire is a fast growing semi-rural municipality nestled between Melbourne, Geelong and Ballarat. It offers residents picturesque and friendly surrounds with the vibrancy of an active growing community. The Shire’s landscape provides an array of living options. Residents can enjoy an urban lifestyle in towns like Bacchus Marsh (45km west of the Melbourne CBD) or take advantage of Moorabool’s small towns and hamlets, rural open spaces and natural surrounds.

About the Role

Moorabool Shire Council acknowledges the importance of a healthy, active and connected community and strives to work in partnership with the community in the planning and delivery of sport, recreation and leisure services, programs and facilities. 

The position is responsible for supporting the Senior Community Recreation Planning Officer towards best practice outcomes in relation to strategic sport and participation outcomes and sporting infrastructure. It is responsible for supporting the allocation of sportsgrounds and pavilions and to liaise with sports clubs and recreation groups. 


The candidate is responsible for:

  • Coordinating seasonal and casual bookings and allocations of Council sportsgrounds, pavilions and sporting infrastructure.
  • Being the initial point of contact at Council for sport and recreation clubs and associations.
  • Preparing and issuing fees and charges and preparing and issuing correspondence to sports and recreation users of sportsgrounds, pavilions and sporting infrastructure
  • Maintaining databases utilising appropriate software for recording sportsgrounds, pavilions and sporting infrastructure.
  • Recording non programmed maintenance requests for sportsgrounds, pavilions, and sporting infrastructure.
  • Recording key allocation and ensuring stakeholders have required key access to allocated facilities.
  • Research and preparation of information for Council reports and support the Senior Officer as appropriate.
  • Supporting the development of and provide data and statistics for the development of grants and funding submissions.
  • Maintaining and providing information on sport and recreation opportunities for Moorabool residents. 

Ideal Candidate

You will have experience in the sport, recreation or leisure sector especially in the area of working with grass roots sporting clubs and committees of management. You will be hands on, passionate and committed about assisting grass roots sporting clubs and community groups to operate effectively to deliver services within the community. You will have the ability to plan, communicate and deliver projects and programs to achieve the strategic vision. The position description (PD) outlines more detail.

Benefits of working at Moorabool Shire Council

If you would like to know more about the benefits of working for Moorabool Shire Council, please visit their Careers website:

How To Apply

For any further information including the application process, please refer to the Position Description:  Click Here  or contact Mandy Nolton on 0400 679 433 or send an email to

Please submit your application to by 11.00am, Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Employer Information

The selection process is detailed in the PD and the panel will assess your resume against the technical skills, abilities, and qualifications of the PD as well as your separate responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

Moorabool Shire Council is proudly committed to:

  • Being a family friendly, equal opportunity employer
  • Promoting the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children under the age of 18
  • Supporting the Human Rights Charter

Essential Requirements