Position Description and Selection Criteria

Position: Project Support Officer to support the 2021 Anti-Poverty Week
Campaign Committee in the ACT
Hours: 14-20 hours per week between July and October with increased
hours during Anti-Poverty Week (17-23 October 2021).
Salary: The position is classified under the SCHADS award as level 4,
pay-point 1.

Term: Casual, temporary

ACTCOSS is part of the ACT Community Sector Multiple
Enterprise Agreement and pays above-award wages.
The hourly wage is currently $47.49.
Term: Casual, temporary

Organisational Context
The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) advocates for social justice in
the ACT and represents not-for-profit community organisations. 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.
Anti-Poverty Week (APW) supports the Australian community to have an
increased understanding of poverty and to take action collectively to end it.
ACTCOSS and Woden Community Services are the Co-Chairs of the 2021
ACT Anti-Poverty Week Campaign Committee.

Benefits of the Position
This position is ideal for a person who is seeking an opportunity to work in an
interesting and varied role, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer.
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.

The APW Project Support Officer will be responsible for supporting the APW
Co-Chairs and APW Executive Committee to deliver a successful 2021 ACT
Anti-Poverty Week Campaign.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Support Officer will:
• Coordinate and support the ACT APW Executive Committee.
• Implement the 2021 ACT Anti-Poverty Week social media campaign.
• Support the development of media content
• Undertake APW event planning, promotion and delivery
• Assist in reporting on activities to ACT Government funders
• Liaise with the national APW office
• Other activities as required in the lead up to APW.

Selection Criteria
Applicants should submit their CV and a brief letter responding to the
essential criteria set out in this section. If you have additional skills or
qualifications listed as “highly regarded”, please respond to these as well.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:
• An interest in social justice and alleviating poverty
• Experience in social media and communications including creating
social media content
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work co-operatively with a diverse range of people
• Ability to work autonomously on an agreed workplan within agreed

Highly regarded
• A driver’s license and access to vehicle for work related travel within
the ACT.
Please send your application to actcoss@actcoss.org.au by 19 July 2021. We
will assess applications as they are received so you are encouraged to apply
as soon as possible. Any questions about the role can be addressed to ceo@actcoss.org.au.