Project Officer – Outreach and Innovations – Band 6

Part-time Fixed Term Contract role – July 2023 – December 2023
$47.5535 – $51.7772 per hour
22.8 hours per week

About the business and the role

Connected Libraries is seeking a Project Officer – Outreach and Innovations.

Connected Libraries (CCL) is a large Not for Profit public library service in South East Victoria providing services to community in the City of Casey. We are funded by Casey Council and the State Government. We support a rapidly growing and diverse community of more than 392,000 people.
Our libraries are located at Cranbourne, Doveton, Endeavour Hills, Hampton Park, and Bunjil Place Narre Warren. 
We are seeking a skilled Project Officer (Band 6, 22.8 hours per week, July to December 2023) to support the set-up and establishment of several new outreach projects for our service.

The following initiatives will be implemented over the coming months:

  • Mobile Library Van – purchase and fit out a small van to assist in the delivery of mobile library services including home library services and outreach program delivery to variety of sites in the municipality.
  • Development and set up of a library lounge space at Cranbourne West Community Hub. Will include Self-check Kiosk, free Wi-Fi, select Collection items for loan, furniture, auto-returns service, public internet PC’s and an External Library Locker for customers to collect reserved items.
  • External Library Lockers for two additional community hubs in southern locations in Casey.

Once set up, the proposed services and facilities will be activated by a dedicated Outreach Team and managed/monitored by the Connected Libraries Leadership Team in the longer term.

This role will oversee the implementation of the above innovation projects, along with other small projects across the service as required. One such additional project may be the establishment of a technology-space at Bunjil Place Library, installing 3D printer, and VR technology in a dedicated location in the branch for community use.
We are seeking an individual with a passion for public libraries, a great eye for detail, and the ability to successfully manage the delivery of these projects.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Relevant Diploma, Degree or Post Graduate Diploma 
  • Experience in project management commensurate with the position
  • Depth of understanding of the work of public libraries, and the goals and values of Connected Libraries
  • Knowledge of OHS legislation, Child Safety Standards
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate team members and communicate in a collaborative and cooperative manner
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet organisational strategic outcomes 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Driver’s licence essential
  • Working with Children Check

We encourage people with a disability, lived experience of disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

Casey Cardinia Libraries has zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation where protecting children and preventing and responding to child abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of all employees, contractors and volunteers.

This part-time contract role is for 22.8 hours per week, from 10 July to 21 December 2023. Days and hours of work may be flexible, dependent on needs of the projects. Secondment applications welcome.

Applications to be submitted via by 5pm 30 June 2023. A copy of the position description and selection criteria is available here

For further information or to discuss the position please contact Beth Luppino, CEO on 0439 814 787.