Youth Services Manager

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  • Full Time
  • Perth

The City of Cockburn is dynamic and rapidly growing. It provides its employees with generous employment conditions and highly desirable lifestyle benefits including:

  • Generous superannuation (up to 14.5%)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Great study assistance (50% HELP contribution)
  • Additional 2 days of leave per year
  • Cockburn ARC membership
  • Flexible Working

The City

Cockburn is one of the major coastal cities found in the state of Western Australia. With a current population of over 120,000, the City is dynamic, rapidly growing and an exciting place to be.

Situated just 22km south of the Perth CBD, Cockburn boasts an amazing coastline, beautiful beaches, and parks, and is supported by a rich mix of community facilities and diverse employment opportunities.

The City of Cockburn recently embarked on an organisational transformation journey, with the purpose to elevate the City’s current good standing in delivering outstanding service to the Cockburn community in a more progressive and contemporary delivery model, to achieve our vision of Cockburn, the best place to be. We’re a place of opportunity for professionals and we’re focused on delivering for our community.

The City of Cockburn is a nationally recognised leading local government. With a growing and vibrant community of 120,000 residents, $1.6 billion in assets and 530 FTE staff, it is a major organisation within the Perth metropolitan region, with a long history and an exciting future.

Youth Services

Cockburn Youth Services deliver innovative initiatives and programs that enrich the lives of young people and their communities. Service include Cockburn Youth Centre, youth development, youth holiday program, youth group programs and events, youth outreach individual support services, youth justice mentoring and youth digital engagement events. Youth Services strives to celebrate diversity, inclusion and the positive contribution young people make to the community.

About the Position

The Youth Services Manager oversees dedicated, safe and welcoming spaces in the City of Cockburn for young people aged 10 to 24 to socially connect, access youth programs, activities and events. The role ensures the provision of personalised support to young people to assist them to improve their life skills, health and wellbeing and personal development.

About You

Our ideal candidate is someone who;

  • can lead, mentor, and empower a team
  • is committed to continuous improvement, is solution focused and can think outside the box
  • is passionate about service delivery that exceeds customer expectations
  • has the drive to innovate change, develop initiatives and encourage a creative work environment.

As part of your application, you will be required to address the Essential Criteria as listed in the Position Description.

Salary: $113,188 – $120,708 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience.

For further information contact: Karoline Jamieson, Head of Community Development and Services on 9411 3667.

How to Apply: Please ensure you read the attached Job Description to get a full understanding of the role requirements and selection criteria before applying.

Then, please prepare a detailed cover letter addressing how your experience, skills and behaviours make you a suitable candidate, and attach a current resume.

Online applications must be made via the City’s employment webpage at, and clicking the ‘Apply for Job’ button.

Closing Date: Monday, 10 October 2022 at 5pm.

The City of Cockburn reserves the right to commence recruitment prior to this date.

The City of Cockburn is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Applicants are required to demonstrate a commitment to the City of Cockburn values of Safety, Customer Service, Excellence, Accountability and Sustainability.


  • Position Description Youth Services Manager 2022.pdf

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