Community Centre Coordinator

Community Centre Coordinator

Children’s Ground, West Arnhem


The Organisation


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new bold independent Not-For-Profit organisation creating a different future for children, families and communities experiencing the greatest levels of disadvantage and inequity in Australia.


Children’s Ground is the first organisation of its kind in Australia. Children’s Ground works with a community over the course of a generation, led by local expertise, vision and intelligence. Together, we create and deliver a system of programs and services that are centred on learning, development and wellbeing that respond to the main life-stages and key transition points from pre-birth to young adulthood.


Our approach recognises the cultural, social and economic strength of communities and builds on this to equip children for opportunities locally, nationally and globally.  Children and their families will learn, grow and thrive in communities that celebrate cultural, social and economic wellbeing.


The Role


The first Children’s Ground project is based in Jabiru and serving the Kakadu, West Arnhem region in the NT. This is a unique community-led project being implemented in partnership with Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation (GAC).


The Community Centre Coordinator will oversee the development and operations of centres in Jabiru and Mudginjbardi. These centres will be places of respect, inclusion and safety for the community. They will provide a space for the community to come together, share time, ideas, aspiration, skills and knowledge. The centre will be part of community life, and will develop as places that are safe, stimulating and exciting and represent the spirit of local people. The centres will be a core focus for the strategic implementation of the Children’s Ground model, creating within community a space of vibrancy and wellbeing, activity and community celebration.


Within this, Children’s Ground will work with the community to provide access to high quality services and opportunities for children and families from early childhood through to adulthood, including young people and elders. Programs and social enterprises will develop that respond to the aspiration and interest of the local community, supporting and promoting local knowledge systems. The centres will operate extended hours and weekends. The centres will provide an operational hub, for other service providers, assisting with integrated delivery of services.


Selection Criteria

  • Experience with high level coordination in a community development context
  • Minimum 5 years experience is preferred
  • Demonstrated skills in managing staff
  • Demonstrated skills in coordinating programs, implementing policies and procedures and data management
  • Demonstrated skills in managing stakeholder relations
  • Passion for breaking intergenerational disadvantage and experience in working with First Nation communities is preferred
  • Ability to lead with passion, energy, commitment and innovation
  • Drivers Licence.


If you are excited and passionate about working with First Nation communities in West Arnhem, please consult the attached Position Description which provides details on how to apply for this role or contact David James, General Manager at or 0416 244 818.


How to apply for this job


Please send your resume and a statement addressing each point of the Key Selection Criteria as described in the Position Description (with three referees - we will only contact after approval).


The closing date for applications is: Friday 27 July, 2013.


Email applications to:, using the subject line: Community Centre Coordinator - West Arnhem Or post to: Children’s Ground: Att: David James, General Manager Children’s Ground, PO Box 125 Malvern, 3144.


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