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Youth Events & Projects Admin Support Officer

South West Connect
  • Enjoy a varied role in a leading youth organisation
  • Training and Development to fast track your progression
  • Salary Packaging benefits
  • Encouraging Team Culture
  • Make a positive difference to the future of young people

This newly created role is an outstanding opportunity to join the Youth Collective Impact Team (YCIT) and provide administrative support to allow the team to delivery of engaging and impactful programs to inspire, develop and empower young people to achieve their potential.

SWC has been funded to deliver an array of impactful programs and this represents a unique career defining role for a 'switched on' candidate with a 'can do' attitude.


South West Connect is a not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering young people in South West Sydney to be resilient and resourceful individuals creating their own futures.

The YCIT creates and delivers projects to inspire, develop and empower young people to achieve their potential. The YCIT is a small but impactful team, we have an encouraging team culture that is focussed on ensuring that all background/administrative preparation involving a broad range of skillsets and stakeholders will result in delivering a wide range of successful events, workshops and programs involving 25 to 2,000 participants

Visit our website to access details about past and current projects.


You are a highly organised, efficient, responsive, proactive professional with strong administration and customer service skills gained in an office/projects/events environment looking to join a community organisation that helps local young people to discover better pathways.

You have a genuine interest and commitment to the SWC values in improving the social, physical and mental well-being of young people and relevant support training and development will be provided to help you achieve this.

Your success and progression will be directly linked to your positive attitude, flexible approach and willingness to learn, develop, achieve and contribute to the team. The guidance and coaching provided means there is ample opportunity to develop and broaden your skillset and progress into other roles across SWC.


The primary purpose of this role is to provide administrative support to enable the YCIT to successfully deliver SWC events, programs and projects for young people and their families to inspire, develop and empower young people to achieve their potential.

In this position you will work in harmony with experienced team members to ensure that SWC delivers initiatives that encourage young people’s active participation in education, careers and civic life and promote their health and wellbeing.

As a valued member of our team, your contribution is crucial in helping us to achieve these outcomes.

Experience and understanding of working with young people and community stakeholders would be an advantage, however, a positive attitude to develop, contribute and succeed are essential.

Skills that will be regarded are:

  • A demonstrated understanding and experience in Administration and Customer Service
  • A genuine interest and commitment to the SWC values in improving the social, physical and mental well-being of young people is preferred (Relevant support training and development will be provided to the successful applicant)
  • Competency and accuracy in computer/technology skills – SWC utilises Microsoft Office 365 (mail merge, spreadsheets, databases), Sharepoint, Teams, MailChimp, Zoom, Canva, Adobe etc

Key skills:

  • Ensure admin/event support tasks are completed to a high standard within the required timeframe
  • Have high standard administrative, communication and numeracy skills (written and verbal)
  • A strong focus on customer service, and a professional manner and presentation
  • Take a proactive, team and solution approach to completing your tasks and achieving the goals of SWC
  • Ability to manage time effectively and assist several staff members across SWC (prioritise workload)
  • Ability to problem solve and finalise issues in a timely manner
  • Ability to work methodically, accurately, and autonomously
  • Regular review of accuracy and relevance of the SWC website and social media posts and marketing material - assist with updates as required
  • Office and kitchen maintenance - supplies, basic cleaning/tidying equipment and Nespresso Machine clean and descaling as required
  • Physically fit and active to be able to assist at events (includes bump in and out)
  • Friendly and flexible nature, willing to learn new skills (You will be the type of individual who takes great pride in their work and who believes no task is too big or too small)

The above is a summary of the selected key skills required to successfully execute the role, please review and understand the position summary and recruitment package before applying. A detailed official position description will be provided during the interview process.

This is an ideal role if you have recently completed a qualification in administration, social media engagement or events/project management or if you have worked in part time roles with transferable skills.

You will be guided and mentored by the Senior Projects Coordinator and managed by the Head of Strategic Development.

Additional Information / Requirements

  • This full time position is based at Bossley Park Community Centre. A requirement of this role is to travel to various locations including businesses and schools in the Fairfield and Liverpool LGA’s. Therefore, you must have daily access to an insured vehicle (kilometre allowance payable)
  • This role is 37.5 hour per week, 4 weeks Annual Leave per annum to be taken during the Christmas and New Year period
  • To be eligible for this role, you must have the right to live and work in Australia, complete a satisfactory Police Check and Working with Children Check along with a current Drivers Licence.
  • This role at SWC involves working on projects delivered on site at Aged Care Facilities. To protect their aged residents, they require all visitors to show proof of immunisation before entering their Aged Care Facility. SWC also interacts with thousands of students and teachers at Expos, Summits, workshops and excursions.
  • To safely perform your role, you are required to have and provide proof of taking the Influenza and COVID-19 vaccines.

A recruitment process information document and a position description are attached.

how to apply:

Please apply as soon as possible, we are actively interviewing suitable candidates via Zoom initially, followed by a final in person interview. This recruitment process will close when a suitable applicant is appointed.

If you have the relevant skills, experience and attributes to successfully execute the role, and if this aligns with your career aspirations, please submit a covering letter explaining how you match the requirements of this position and your resume.

Important Note: Please ensure you follow the recruitment process outlined on our website, otherwise your application may not be shortlisted.

  • Apply for the role via the Apply Now button; attach Resume and Cover Letter.
  • Review our website (including the SWC recruitment package and videos) and complete the SWC Application Form (using Microsoft Forms) in the Careers at SWC section.
  • Send a separate email to careers@swconnect.org.au to notify SWC that you have completed Step 1 (resume and cover letter submitted) and Step 2 (completed SWC application via Microsoft Form) and state in the subject line:

a. Your (first) Name and Surname

b. Application Ref: SWCYCIT2021D[ADMIN]

We look forward to receiving your application.  Shortlisting and interviews will take place in early 2022.

Thank you for your interest and we wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

Please ensure you follow the process or your application may not be considered.

For additional information about the recruitment process, go to the SWC Careers website.

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