Project Officer

Saturday, 10 Aug 2024

Position Title:

Project Officer

Reports To:

Project Coordinator / Executive Officer


South West Victoria – Based at Warrnambool, regional travel required

Employment Type:

Part-time FTE 0.6 to FTE 0.8 available


SCHADS 3.1 – 4.1 depending on experience and qualifications
Portable Long Service Leave & salary sacrifice available

About Beyond the Bell:

Beyond the Bell is a community-driven initiative dedicated to ensuring that every child and young person in South West Victoria is connected to education and actively engaged in their learning journey. We adopt a collective impact model, serving as the backbone support organisation, coordinating and facilitating efforts to improve educational outcomes across the region.

Position Overview:

The Project Officer will play a crucial role in supporting the successful delivery of various projects aimed at enhancing educational outcomes for children and young people. This position requires a highly motivated and autonomous individual who can manage multiple projects simultaneously and work effectively within a high-functioning community services organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Project Management: Plan, implement, and monitor multiple projects concurrently, ensuring they are delivered on time, within scope, and budget with oversight.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Build and maintain strong relationships with community members, schools, organisations, and other stakeholders.
  • Reporting: Prepare and present project updates, reports, and evaluations to the Executive Officer and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Data Collection and Analysis: Collect and analyse data to inform project development and evaluate outcomes.
  • Community Outreach: Facilitate community meetings, workshops, and presentations to engage and inform stakeholders about ongoing projects and initiatives.
  • Funding and Grants: Assist in identifying funding opportunities and preparing grant applications to support project activities.
  • Administrative Support: Provide general administrative support to the Executive Officer and other team members as required.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Qualifications: A certificate, diploma or tertiary qualification in education, social sciences, community development, youth work or a related field.
  • Experience: Demonstrated experience in project delivery within a community services or education-focused organisation.
  • Autonomy: Proven ability to work independently, manage time effectively, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to engage a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret data and make informed decisions.
  • Teamwork: Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and contribute to a positive organisational culture.
  • Flexibility: Willingness to adapt to changing circumstances and priorities.


  • Experience working with children and young people in an educational or community setting.
  • Knowledge of the education system and issues affecting children and young people in South West Victoria.
  • Familiarity with collective impact models and community-driven initiatives


  • Current Working with Children’s Check
  • Driver’s Licence and vehicle* 
  • Current Police Check 

*Please note that travel in own vehicle is a requirement of this role with reimbursement as per current SCHADS charter

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria to [email protected] by 10/08/2024.

Contact Information:

For further information about this position, please contact Rachel Wilks, Project Coordinator at 0493437819 or [email protected]. Beyond the Bell is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.