Employment

SOCIAL RESEARCH & INFORMATION OFFICER

WESTIR Ltd, a not-for-profit community-based information & research service in Greater Western Sydney, is seeking a:

Social Research & Information Officer [Part Time, with potential for full time]

DUTIES:
Analyse social trends & issues affecting, primarily, Greater Western Sydney; respond to information requests from organisations & the community; prepare statistical data & publications; develop information & data resources; advise on and conduct research and evaluation projects; and make presentations of research results.

The position is located in central Parramatta. Position is initially for 3 days per week (21 hrs pw).

ESSENTIAL:

  • Degree in Social Sciences, or equivalent.
  • Ability to analyse, manipulate & interpret social statistical information & trends (especially, Census data).
  • Experience in presenting research outcomes and preparing research for publication.
  • Familiarity with a broad range of data and their sources.
  • Skills with MapInfo and/or statistical/ analytic software [e.g. SPSS/NVivo].
  • Experience in presenting & explaining research and data.
  • Ability to work both with a small team and independently.
  • Ability to work to timeframes.
  • High level report-writing & oral communication skills.
  • Proficient usage of Microsoft products and other software; and, typing skills.
  • Understanding of issues for Western Sydney & non-government community services.
  • An inquiring view of the world.

DESIRABLE:

  • Familiarity with service and/or project evaluation. Interviewing skills.
  • Examples of previous data preparations.
  • Ability to prepare data visualisations and infographics.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, the community sector.
  • Good negotiation skills.

SALARY: Related to Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Services Award, Level 5. Ability to work comfortably at Level 5 is vital.

WRITTEN APPLICATIONS TO: WESTIR Ltd, PO Box 136, PARRAMATTA, 2124; or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CLOSING DATE: Thursday, 23rd May 2019

FOR INFORMATION & APPLICANT PACK: Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Subject Line: SRO Position Phone Enquiries: 9635 7764

WESTIR Ltd is an EEO employer. Applicants must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or be a temporary resident with a valid working visa.

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Our Philosophy

Our purpose is to respond to current and potential issues affecting the people of Greater Western Sydney by gathering, analysing and interpreting information and ensuring that such information is easily accessible to the community.