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Project Officer - Communities For Children

The Smith Family
  • Use your experience in project support to work for one of Australia’s most trusted charities
  • Make a difference in community through utilising your technical and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Temporary full-time opportunity (till the end of June 2026)
  • Bankstown, NSW

The Smith Family is an independent children's charity helping Australian children living in disadvantage to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. As we lead up to our Centenary, it’s an exciting time to be joining our family.

We are currently seeking a Project Officer to help us achieve The Smith Family’s vision. This senior Project Officer role supports the Manager in the implementation of the Communities for Children Facilitating Partner (CfC FP) initiative at Bankstown NSW. CfC FP is a place-based initiative that facilitates early intervention and prevention activities, builds community and sector capacity, and strengthens service connections and systems in order to improve outcomes for children and their families.

The key responsibilities of the Project Officer are:

Project Support:

  • Support and advise contracted service providers to ensure effective and responsive service delivery
  • Research, analyse and translate data and information related to community needs and service delivery responses
  • Provide administrative support to the Project Manager and Communities for Children Committee
  • Provide site management support to the Project Manager

It takes a special kind of person to be one of our Project Officers. You need to be able to:

  • balance sound technical skills, including measurement and evaluation, with a strong relationship focus
  • demonstrate proven experience in working with community towards improved outcomes
  • be motivated, a genuine team player and able to work with a small and passionate team in the delivery of a fast moving, place-based initiative.

About our culture

The Smith Family has employees at the centre of its values and operations. We nurture a supportive and inclusive culture that enables people to achieve personal and professional goals, through collaboration and innovation. With a proven work-life balance, wellbeing and health are our top priorities. Enjoy many other benefits, such as tax concessions and flexible working arrangements.

If this sounds like your next role, please click "Apply Now", and submit your CV and Cover Letter addressing essential criteria under Qualifications, Experience and Competencies on page 4 of the position description. You may view the position description below.

For any other information, please contact Marouf Hafda, Program Manager at marouf.hafda@thesmithfamily.com.au using the subject line: Project Officer - Communities For Children enquiry via EthicalJobs or via 0449 601 657.

Closing date: As advertised (or sooner if we find the right candidate)

Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate must be prepared to undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children’s Check. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to principles of cultural diversity. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

The Smith Family is obligated to comply with Federal, State and Territory Government Rules and Health Orders. For roles that fall under Health Orders, to be eligible applicants will either need to provide proof of Vaccination or a Medical exemption.

A position description is attached.

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