The City of Liverpool – regional center of South-West Sydney – a thriving and diverse community of 200,000 people covering an area of 305sq km and 32 km from the Sydney CBD.  A vibrant lifestyle, a strong community spirit, a competitive sporting culture, and a business community committed to providing jobs and servicing the residents of the region.  Building a new city – the city between the two airports – 50,000 extra homes in the next 20 years, with a wide and varied community ranging from inner city apartment living, suburbia, multi-million dollar mansions and rural acreage all in one city.

We are progressive, innovative, creative, financially sound Council. Committed to increasing investment in the city and growing jobs to make this a place of opportunity. Sydney’s second international airport to be located within the City – offering a huge boost to the economic prosperity of the region.

Applying for Positions Vacant

All applicants are required to submit a:

  • covering letter
  • current resume with two work related references
  • response to the essential and desirable selection criteria as set out in the position description

Addressing the essential and desirable selection criteria individually is highly recommended as it allows the selection committee to assess how you meet the criteria in a clear and concise way. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.

Short listed applicants will be contacted by telephone for an interview .

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Community Planning Policy Officer (Social Infrastructure)    Ref: 2016/3136

1 x Permanent Full Time - 35 hours, 5 days per week

Salary: $78,595.29 to $86,120.34 pa + super

Location: Liverpool City Council, 33 Moore Street, Liverpool
Closing Date: Monday, 1 August 2016

The City of Liverpool is a rapidly growing residential area, with rural, industrial and commercial precincts. Liverpool is the regional city for South Western Sydney and the population will almost double in the coming decades with new urban development. These changes bring an exciting opportunity for a full time Community Planning Policy Officer (Social Infrastructure) to join a multi-disciplinary team to help achieve organisational outcomes.

The position works within the Community Planning Unit to research, plan and undertake stakeholder consultation for community facilities – sometimes referred to as community centres or halls. The key responsibility of the role is to drive implementation of Council’s Community Facilities Strategy, a long term plan to improve Liverpool’s community assets. The Strategy contains a range of research, recommendations and actions that this position will be responsible for overall delivery of. Successful implementation of the Strategy requires excellent communication and facilitation skills, a good understanding of how community facilities are planned and managed, and a commitment to achieving results in a dynamic environment.

As the successful candidate, you will have experience in planning for new community assets and how to ensure that planned infrastructure meets the needs of the community it is designed to serve.

You will possess:

  • A great track record in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies or plans;
  • An understanding of best practice principles and trends in relation to the planning and management of community facilities, preferably from experience in the government context;
  • Experience in conducting needs analyses and effective community engagement; and
  • Excellent facilitation skills that will help you convene an interdisciplinary project team to implement strategic objectives.

The position will also undertake social research, conduct demographic analysis and community engagement on a needs basis. The position is tasked with monitoring and reviewing strategic and policy documents for Council. Advanced written and verbal communications skills are required as well as an understanding of demographic analysis including use of ABS and other research data.

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate a high level of community planning and data analysis experience. They must also possess experience working in a demanding work environment and have a track record in leading creative solutions to capitalise opportunities for the community in Liverpool.
Salary will be dependent upon the relevant skills, experience and competencies of the successful applicant.

For further information about the position please contact Mark Egan, Coordinator Community Planning on 9821 7784.

Position Description - Community Planning Policy Officer (Social Infrastructure) Ref: 2016/3136

Liverpool City Council is committed
to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential


Liverpool City Council values its employees and strives to maintain quality working conditions, which currently include:

4 weeks annual leave per year
9 weeks paid maternity leave
RDO, flexi time and flexible working environment
Death Benefit and Special Leave Policies
Salary sacrifice for superannuation
Salary sacrifice available for Liverpool City Council's child care services and motor vehicles
Fully maintained / leaseback vehicle arrangements available to specific positions
Learning and development opportunities including study leave and reimbursement of fees
Health and wellbeing rebate for gym membership
15 paid sick days per year
Long service leave is available after five years and long service recognition after 10 years.

Work Experience and Internship Opportunities:

Important Information Regarding Your Application

As the demand for work experience with Liverpool City council is high, we would encourage you to also apply for work experience at other companies and organisations, to increase your chances of a successful placement for your Work Experience.

Insurance Coverage:

Insurance documentation is a requirement for all students who are required to complete work experience as part of their course curriculum.

Any other Work Experience submissions that fall outside of these circumstances will be covered under Liverpool City Council's Volunteers Insurance.

Application Periods:

Work Experience Applications are assessed on a quarterly basis, whilst the Engineer Volunteer Internships are assessed half yearly.

It is important that you complete your online form correctly to enhance your chances of success.

2016 Work Experience Term Dates
Term Term Dates Application Closing Date

Monday 4 January – Friday 8 April 2016

Friday 18 December – 2015
2 Monday 25 April – Friday 1 July 2016 Friday 8 April 2016
3 Monday 18 July – Friday 23 September 2016Friday 1 July 2016
4 Monday 10 October – Friday 23 December 2016Friday 23 September 2016
2016 Engineer Internship Semester Dates
SemesterTerm DatesApplication Closing Date

Monday 4 January –  Friday 1 July 2016

Friday 18 December 2015
2Monday 4 July – Friday 23 December 2016Friday 17 June 2016
How To Apply For Work Experience

All applications are required to be lodged using the online form at the bottom of this page.

When completing the form, ensure you complete all sections.

  • Select Term 1, 2, 3 or 4 paying close attention to the closing dates for each term.
  • Specify the exact dates that you are requesting your Work Experience to take place in.
  • Select one (1) department for your Work Experience.
  • Select one (1) area of interest for  your Work Experience
  • Attach your current CV
  • Provide us with a brief explanation as to the specific experience like to achieve.
  • Attach the Insurance details that your education provided has given you
How To Apply For Engineer Volunteer Internships

These positions are in high demand, and due to the requirements for Internships, we are only able to accommodate a limited number per semester.

These applications are assessed twice a year, and preference is given to firstly fourth (4) year students, then secondly, third (3) year students.

Please ensure you complete all sections of the online form.

What Happens After I Submit My Application

At the end of the closing date for your requested term, the applications are collated, and forwarded to the Department Managers for their consideration.

During the assessment process, you may be contacted by a Manager to clarify information that you have provided.

Once they have assessed your application, you will be notified of the outcome via email.

For any further information relating to work experience and internships at Liverpool City Council, please contact Jennifer Pudsey, People and Workplace Officer, 9821 8879 or

Work Experience Online Form Engineer Volunteer Internship Online Form

Last updated on 2016-07-26AEST11:01:31+1000