ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Senior Project Officer - ACTCOSS

ACT Council of Social Service Inc. (ACTCOSS)
  • Are you an experienced project manager with an interest in workforce development, careers or training?
  • Are you committed to supporting a relevant and sustainable community sector? 
  • Full-time, fixed term contract
  • Annual salary $93,820 plus 10% superannuation.


The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) is the peak representative body for the social and community service sector and people living with disadvantage and inequality in the ACT.

ACTCOSS works to ensure that government policy improves the lives of people who face disadvantage and that community service organisations are adequately resourced and supported ACTCOSS is a member of the nationwide COSS network, made up of each state and territory COSS and our national body, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS).

The opportunity

The role of the Senior Project Officer will suit someone with experience in community services, workforce development, vocational education and/or training and careers advice, and with a strong interest in social justice.

The Senior Project Officer will be responsible for managing a new ACTCOSS project – the ACT Health and Community Services Careers Hub: Everyday know you made a difference.

The Project will showcase to young people, mid-career professionals, career influencers and those looking to develop their career path, the benefits of working in the health community sector including values-based work; opportunities for progression; the range of careers and transferability of skills into and out of the sector.

Reporting to Head of Sector Capability, the role will be responsible for the successful delivery of the ACT Health and Community Services Careers Hub. This will include

  • delivery of the Careers Hub website through an external provider;
  • engagement with stakeholders (including schools, careers influencers, community organisations, tertiary educational institutions and RTOs, community groups);
  • design of resources; and
  • monitoring and evaluation of the project.

The position gives the successful candidate a broad and engaging workload, with an opportunity to work with a team of around 15 individuals. ACTCOSS interacts with diverse communities, allowing you to meet and connect with people from different backgrounds and circumstances.

ACTCOSS makes every effort to provide a flexible work environment, allowing substantial employee control of their working hours, among other benefits.


ACTCOSS has above-award pay and conditions as part of the ACT Community Sector Multiple Enterprise Agreement (MEA). The position is classified at SCHADS level 6.1, plus 10% superannuation in addition to the base salary.

The successful applicant must have the right to live and work in Australia.

To apply

Applications need to include a current CV and a covering letter which addresses all the essential selection criteria. If you have additional skills or qualifications listed as ‘highly regarded’, please respond to these as well. Please email applications to [email protected].

Please phone 02 6202 7200, email [email protected] or visit for more information, or a copy of the position description and selection criteria (also available on this page).

All enquiries and applications for this position will be treated confidentially, and information collected held in accordance with our ACTCOSS Privacy Policy.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 10 January 2022 – 5.00pm.

Applications close: 
Monday 10 January 2022 - 5:00pm

Phone 02 6202 7200, email [email protected]

First posted: 
Friday 3 December 2021