*Now Hiring!* Community Services Industry Workforce Project Support Officer

Want to help shape the future of the Tasmanian community services industry workforce? TasCOSS is looking for a talented support officer to assist with administrative and project support functions related to the implementation of the Industry Plan.

  • Location: Hobart, Tasmania
  • Conditions: 0.8 FTE (30.4 hours per week); fixed-term — ASAP through to 30 June 2022, may be extended subject to funding
  • Classification: SCHCADS Level 4-5, depending on skills and experience ($64,684 — $77,348 + superannuation)

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Community services organisations and the services they provide support thousands of Tasmanians to lead more stable, healthy lives.

The need to grow the community services workforce is clear with demand for services continuing to rise. As it stands, we require 4,000 additional jobs statewide to meet projected community need by 2024.

The ten-year Tasmanian Community Services Industry Plan (2021-2031) — a shared vision for our industry between peak bodies, community service organisations and the Tasmanian Government — is the ticket to guiding industry development, recruiting and training our growing workforce and futureproofing the delivery of much-needed services to Tasmanians in need.

And this is where you come in.

TasCOSS has a key role in overseeing design and implementation of the Industry Plan priority areas.

The part-time project support officer role is based in Hobart and will be tasked with coordinating the administrative and project support functions related to the implementation of the Industry Plan.

This includes interfacing and collaborating with a broad range of stakeholders to establish the governance structure and implement the key actions which sit under the Workforce Development and Training strategic priority.


  • As part of the TasCOSS team, work in partnership with Skills Tasmania and other stakeholders to establish and support a Community Services Workforce Coalition.
  • To provide high-level administrative duties and executive support related to establishing the governance and implementation of the Industry Plan.
  • Engaging with key stakeholders in the project and assist in the project rollout of the Workforce Training and Development strategic priority.
  • To develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders, including community services, government agencies and officers, corporate stakeholders and other relevant bodies.


  • An understanding of project management and experience in project support.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively within a team in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment, while meeting deadlines and contributing to a positive workplace culture.
  • Confidence in engaging with a wide range of stakeholders, committee meeting procedures and minute taking.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

The successful candidate will be committed to social justice, be highly motivated, a great communicator and skilled in managing stakeholders at all levels. You will be able to work autonomously as well as with the team.

For queries about the position, please contact Simone Zell, Manager Community Sector Development, on (03) 6169 9515 or email Simone using the subject line: Community Services Industry Workforce Project Manager enquiry.

To apply, please download the position description and provide your resumé and a cover letter (maximum of two pages) addressing the selection criteria. Applications are currently being accepted via EthicalJobs and SEEK.

Applications close 5pm, Tuesday 19 October 2021.