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April

Youth Ambassador

Yarra Ranges Council - Lilydale, VIC

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Why work anywhere else!

With aspirations of Innovation, Trust and Empowerment driving everything we do at Yarra Ranges Council, we inspire people to create a better future through:

  • Stronger collaboration across teams
  • Continuously looking for better ways to deliver
  • Encouraging our people to be courageous, authentic and accountable
  • Improving outcomes for our community

Are you passionate about youth voice in the Yarra Ranges?

Do you want to guide the work of Council by representing your views and the issues important to young people, including Covid-19 Recovery?

Our work is focused on social justice and we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of Colour, people with disabilities, people from LGBTIQA+ communities and more.

We are happy to discuss what would make you feel comfortable to apply to the Youth Ambassador position. You do not need to have had leadership experience or previous opportunities to develop your skills. We can also be flexible with the application process. If you would prefer to talk through the application, please contact us.

Why our team needs you

We need you to inspire young people to create a better future in Yarra Ranges.

Our Community Support department is currently looking for five (5) dynamic and enthusiastic young people (aged 17-24) to join their team in the role of Youth Ambassadors. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in making a positive difference in the lives of young people across the Yarra Ranges. These positions will provide assistance with key activities including consultation with young people, speaking/presenting at events and co-design of programs, projects and events. Youth Ambassadors may have an opportunity to be members of steering and planning committees and offer a youth perspective across the organisation.

  • You will earn from $31.13 per hour (Band 3) plus 25% casual loading and superannuation
  • Casual position (averaging 3 hours per week) for up to two (2) years
  • There are five (5) positions available

We are looking for

  • Anyone aged 17 - 24 years who lives, works or plays in the Yarra Ranges
  • Reliability and willingness
  • Young people from diverse backgrounds including race, gender, ability, LGBTIQA+ and more. Your different experiences are an asset.
  • Curiosity and self-reflection
  • People who are willing to work collaboratively and share their skills, insights, and networks

What you get when you join us

  • Flexible working hours (some evening hours, possible work on weekends, possible work from home)
  • Supportive environment, these roles are supported by members of the Youth Development team
  • Free onsite car parking
  • Close to public transport
  • Access to professional and career development opportunities

Why wait, apply now

As part of your online application please include your cover letter, CV and a response to the questions below. If you don’t have a CV or are unsure how to answer these questions, please contact us to discuss how we can support you to navigate the application process.

  • Why would you make a great Youth Ambassador?
  • Tell us about your passions, values and skills.
  • Tell us about your connection and interest in the Yarra Ranges.
  • Tell us how you would ensure young people get to have their say on issues important to them.

All applicants will be invited to attend a free training session on interview skills on Wednesday 05 May 2021. This session is not compulsory.

Visit our website Careers page to view information about the application process or click Apply Now.

To see other opportunities currently on offer with the Youth Team: http://yarraranges.vic.gov.au/YouthOpportunities

Yarra Ranges Council is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to conversations for all positions about flexibility that works for you, be it full-time / part-time / job-share / purchased leave. We are committed to a culturally safe workplace that fosters diversity and inclusion and to the protection of children against child abuse in line with the Victorian Child Safe Standards. 

Lilydale, VIC

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