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We are seeking a Program Administration Support Officer to join our team.

Location: South west Victoria

Tenure: Part-time (0.4FTE); Fixed term contract from February 2024 – December 2024

Salary: $25-$30/hour (commensurate with experience)

Role Overview:

This role offers flexibility with a 0.4FTE commitment, encompassing a blend of office-based work (in Warrnambool) and the convenience of working from home. We operate in a fast-paced, innovative environment where your exceptional administration skills will be pivotal in driving efficiency.

Key Responsibilities:

Collaborate within a small, dynamic team to support administration work for our Community Leadership Program and other initiatives.

Foster a community-focused approach, enhancing our well-regarded program offerings.

Drive administration efficiencies of the organisation in an innovative, fast-paced environment.

Utilise your enthusiastic administration prowess and people skills to excel in this role.


Highly desirable: Qualification and/or experience in administration and/or project management.

Demonstrated skills and knowledge in effective administration practices.

Well-developed oral and written communication skills and marketing skills.

Demonstrated skills and experience in supporting externally delivered programs.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a diverse range of people.

Well established time management skills, setting priorities and planning and organising one’s own work to achieve specific and set objectives in the most efficient way possible.

Technical skills including, website editing, online platform management (e.g. Microsoft Teams and Dropbox), online surveys/polls, social media platforms, e-news, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Ability to manage a variety of tasks concurrently and troubleshoot issues.

Current Drivers license.

Current Police Check or willingness to obtain.


Opportunity to be a key player in an innovative and community-focused organisation.

Flexibility in working hours and the chance to contribute to a dynamic team.

Possibility of ongoing employment subject to funding.


Full role description can be obtained by contacting the Executive Officer: [email protected]

If you are enthusiastic about driving efficiency, contributing to a dynamic team, and making a difference in a community-focused environment, apply now!

We embrace diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.


Applications close: 19 February 2024.

How to apply:

If this role resonates with you and you have the necessary skills and experience, then we would like to hear from you.

To apply for the role, please click ‘Apply for this job’ and provide a copy of your current resume and cover letter that addresses the requirements as outlined above and in the position description.

NB: Applications will be reviewed as received and an appointment may be made prior to the closing date.


For further information contact:

Kate Roache – Executive Officer: [email protected]

Ph: 0408 627 066


2023 Graduation


Congratulations to the Leadership Great South Coast participants who completed the 2023 Community Leadership Program.

We celebrated the year at the Graduation Ceremony at the Pavilion, Warrnambool on Thursday, 7 December.

Principal partners, program partners, employers, board members, program day presenters and family and friends joined us to hear about the program, the three community projects and watch the official graduation ceremony.

Thank you to LGSC alumni Paul Lougheed for hosting the evening.

Leadership Great South Coast wishes the 2023 participants and graduates all the best and look forward to seeing them step-up into their community leadership.

The participants and graduates of the 2023 Community Leadership Program


The Science of Climate Change


When we think of climate change images of icebergs melting or Greta Thunberg protesting alone in Sweden spring to mind; however, our Leadership Great South Coast Climate Mitigation and Adaptation program day provided us with a local perspective. Each of our innovative and inspirational speakers used science in different ways.

Science- to know where we are and scenarios for the future. Marty Gent from the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority explained the CSIRO climate modelling for the region; less rainfall and more frequent extreme weather events, to some may not seem to be something which will effect them. Consider the impact of longer and more frequent heatwaves; to our most vulnerable these can be deadly, putting pressure on emergency services, our environment and our infrastructure.

Science- to give a baseline and help plan for the future. Johnny Gardner from South Mokanger, a Nuffield scholar and member of Farmers for Climate Action is working with AgVic to measure the emissions from his farm. Data in this case is collected from many different sources one of which is the methane emissions from stock. This has been scientifically calculated using a machine where a sheep is enclosed and the methane it expels measured. Using this, and other data, Johnny and wife Maddie can envision their future and using science can put actions in place to get there. Pasture type, genetics and soil management all play a part in reducing emissions.

Science- used in new ways to create a circular economy. Who would have thought chemistry could be so innovative? Elisha Nettleton from Sustainable Plastic Solutions is doing just that by looking at plastic from a molecular level. Where we might see bailing twine she sees the polymers and the opportunity to return plastic to its original use, ending the process of plastic being down-cycled or going to landfill. Not all plastics are the same, so rigorous testing and knowledge of the chemical nature of plastics combined with as a discerning eye on the market is circular economy in action.

Science- individual impact. Finally, Juan Donis and James Allen from Southern Grampian left us with the sobering thought around what individuals can do to assist in climate change mitigation and adaption. It’s the choices; from choosing unpackaged foods to swapping your mode of transport; where we make a difference, the science is there- each of us needs to just do something.

Thank you to each of the speakers for taking the time to inform us about climate mitigation and adaptation. Thank you also to Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority for sponsoring the day and to Wannon Water’s Ripple Effect Grant for the merchandise sponsorship.

Nicole Wood, 2023 Leadership Great South Coast participant




The Power of Project Management


Date: Friday 19 May 2023

Location: Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning, Hamilton

Facilitator: Jenny Holliday, Non Profit Training

Syndicate Team: Chris, Claudia, Jo-Anne and Nicole


Purpose: This Program Day will demonstrate the importance of project management capabilities.

Leadership Development: As a leader you will enhance and develop project management skill.

Personal Development: You will reflect on your role in a project team.


Participant reflections, learnings and key takeaway messages:

“Prepare well and thoroughly to set a project up for success.”

“Set good expectations, be prepared, have good resources and goals, good communication is key.”

“Critically think about the project, spend time planning will save heartache in the long run.”

“Preparation and the setting of SMART goals is key to ensure the forward momentum of a project.”

“I liked the curious questions Jenny provided and plan to use these in my work/volunteering life.”


Curious questions:

    • Help me to understand…
    • Where in the process will you be …
    • Can you define … for me
    • If ‘this’ happened, what would you do?

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