Community Safety And Wellbeing Manager

Victoria Daly Regional Council Full Time Permanent 18/11/2021
  • Contribute to a better community and make a difference to residents of a beautifully unique part of Australia!
  • Enjoy an attractive salary of circa $94,114 – $100,261 + 10% super!
  • Remote Area Allowance and relocation assistance on offer!

About Us

The Victoria Daly Regional Council originated as part of the Local Government reforms in the Northern Territory. 

Our vision is to be a leader within the Australian Local Government and develop a broad range of strategies that will help shape our vision for the region through excellent service delivery and community engagement. We also aim to build one of the most sustainable, vibrant and diverse regions in Australia. 

When working with us, you will manage and operate a series of programs that are deeply impactful to the community. These programs include the Community Night Patrol and the Remote School Attendance Strategy. The Community Patrol Program has a dedicated team of 27 passionate individuals and has achieved an Indigenous employment rate of 90%. The program contributes to community safety by limiting exposure to the Criminal Justice System through proactivity, diversion and brief interventions.

The Remote School Attendance Strategy is a community-focused strategy that employs teams of local Indigenous supervisors and officers to help get children to school. Operating in the Kalkarindji and Yarralin communities, the program works closely with the Department of Education Student Engagement Team to educate the community on the importance of education and ensure all children in the community attend school every day.    

Join a vibrant and energetic organisation

We now have an exciting opportunity for a full-time Community Safety and Wellbeing Manager to join our team in Katherine, NT.

In this varied and unique role, your key responsibility will be to manage the Night Patrol Program, Remote School Attendance Strategy Program, Sport & Recreation, Radio Broadcasting and other general programs that may be required. 

Your core duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing staff and administrative aspects of the program efficiently and effectively;
  • Facilitating submissions to the Government for the development of programs;
  • Ensuring all appropriate records and reports are maintained under all legal requirements, Council policies and Governmental departmental requirements are completed and maintained; and
  • Being active in Emergency Evacuations and preparing to carry out any emergency response tasking under Community Emergency Response Plans

To view the full position description, click here.

What we need from you

The Council is looking for a motivated and proactive individual who possesses a tertiary qualification and demonstrated industry knowledge in counselling, community safety and services. Previous experience in managing community service programs is also essential.

You will be an excellent communicator, with well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. As you will have several reports under you, high-level decision-making, organisational and strong management skills are paramount.

You will need a current Driver's License, preferably manual and a Working with Children Clearance (OCHRE Card). Police and criminal history checks also need to be completed before you commence in this role.

Please Note: You are required to have both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination.

Benefits on offer

By taking on this unique and varied role, you will be joining an organisation that truly values its people.

In return for the work you will be doing, you will receive an attractive salary package circa $94,114 – $100,161 (dependent on experience) plus 10% super and Remote Area Allowance of $1,039 per annum. 

You will also receive fantastic benefits such as the private use of a vehicle and relocation assistance of up to $5,000 to help you move to this beautiful part of the country!

We are family-friendly workplace, with fantastic benefits and ongoing job security and stability within the Council sector. 

If you are looking to join a friendly and welcoming regional council - Apply Now!

About Katherine

Where the outback meets the rainforest, Katherine is the crossroads of the North. A region full of misty waterfalls, untouched gorges and some of the best fishing in the world, the Northern Territory’s third-largest town, on the banks of the Katherine River, lies just south of the world-renowned Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk National Park).

Katherine is a thriving modern regional centre and services Pine Creek, Mataranka, Borooloola, Daly River and Timber Creek. The town itself provides ample opportunity for locals and tourists to experience sports, leisure and entertainment, with the population swelling during the dry season. Experience events like the Walking with Spirits Festival and the prestigious Katherine Show, or unwind and take a dip in the Katherine Hot Springs. With plenty of facilities, including a modern shopping complex and boutique stores, a hospital and schools, several sports grounds, as well as numerous parks and gardens and excellent fishing spots, there's plenty here to provide a comfortable living experience for all.