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Senior Research Consultant

CREATING COMMUNITIES AUSTRALIA PTY LTD - Perth, WA

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JOB DESCRIPTION

 Senior Research Consultant

ABOUT CREATING COMMUNITIES

Creating Communities is a multi-disciplinary social planning and community development consultancy.

At the heart of everything we do, is our people.

Our team of community consultants, researchers, and designers work closely with communities to co-design solutions.

We are from all walks of life, we embrace diversity and strive to support each person to achieve their full potential.

POSITION DESCRIPTION 

Creating Communities is looking for a Senior Research Consultant with experience in social and economic research methods to complement our existing team.

Creating Communities is a community development and engagement consultancy based in Jolimont, Perth. We work across a variety of industries with clients in government, resource sector, property development, education, aged care, and not-for-profits. Our research team undertake projects from large scale surveys, social and economic impact assessments, community baselines, and community consultation data design, collection, and analysis.

We are looking for someone who can see beyond the data to the story that it tells, how this relates to the context of the project and what it means for our clients and the communities where we work.

At Creating Communities, we are dedicated to building better communities for all, so a passion for people and communities is a must. For more information on Creating Communities see: https://www.creatingcommunities.com.au/about

ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIP 

In this role you would be working across the business providing research support on all our projects, as well as owning the delivery of research specific projects. Your work will be complementing the skills of our existing research team and embedding a high standard of quantitative and qualitative data collection, design, and analysis into our projects.

SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES 

Preferred Background or Training:

  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Social Psychology, Human Geography, Sociology, Data Science, or similar discipline 
  • Preferred minimum 3-5 years industry experience 

Essential Skills:

  • A good understanding of qualitative research methods (design, collection, and analysis) is preferred 
  • Ability to turn data into practical and usable recommendations and insights 
  • Well-developed project planning and implementation skills 
  • Experience in project management and client liaison
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team 

Preferred Skills:

  • sound understanding of quantitative data skills (design, collection, and analysis) 
  • Basic statistical analysis skills

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES 

  • Represent Creating Communities and conduct oneself in a manner consistent with the company values.
  • Determinedly pursue the company purpose “to bring out the best in people and communities”
  • Lead and manage projects, staff, teams and tasks.
  • Identify, develop, write and submit proposals and tenders and win work.
  • Deliver contracts/projects on time, on budget and within scope.
  • Develop, maintain and foster relationships with clients, stakeholders and community members.
  • Consistently attain agreed billable target percentage.
  • Implement and act in accordance with Creating Communities planning processes, policies, procedures and staff handbook.
  • Embedding best research practice across projects and within the organisation


OUTCOME REQUIREMENTS 

Project Management 

  • Manage client contracts and ensure contractual obligations are met.
  • Deliver projects on budget, within scope and according to client expectations.
  • Embed Creating Communities philosophy, models and approaches into project.
  • Manage the co-ordination of external consultants and working groups engaged in project work.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of community services and activities, identify community needs and devise effective strategies to respond.
  • Write and contribute to community development audit/s and plans.
  • Facilitation of community meetings, stakeholder workshops and other engagement activities.
  • Research, recommend and implement community projects to maximize opportunities and achieve objectives for clients.
  • Pursue funding and sponsorship for community projects.
  • Coordinate sub-consultants and suppliers engaged in project work.
  • Manage the design and safe delivery of events.
  • Other duties as requested by Directors.

Clients/ Stakeholders

  • Work with internal and external clients to meet their needs and exceed expectations.
  • Facilitate stakeholder and client engagement activities in a variety of contexts including urban planning, property development and community activation.
  • Work with the community, key stakeholders and across agencies to implement community engagement and community development plans and build the capacity of the community to manage their own affairs with key stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships and communication within the community, with government and non-government community services agencies and other key stakeholder agencies regarding community and economic development issues.
  • Liaise and respond to requests or directions from clients as required.
  • Prepare briefings, reports and information for clients and stakeholders.

Team Management/ Participation

  • Lead project teams to ensure timely delivery of project actions/outcomes.
  • Provide clear direction, management and support to project teams.
  • Lead the induction of new staff to understand project management process.
  • Ensure team members implement and act in accordance with Creating Communities planning processes, policies, procedures and staff handbook.
  • Lead staff performance appraisals.
  • Actively engage in professional development training

Business Development

  • Develop and implement business development strategies.
  • Write proposals, tender submissions and follow up with clients/prospects.
  • Manage ongoing contracts and contract renewals.
  • Secure new business.
  • Identify potential sources of revenue.
  • Attend industry events/conferences as required.
  • Keep abreast of new and significant initiatives/trends within the industry.
  • Log billable and non-billable hours in the company time billing software daily.
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings, workshops and retreats as scheduled and advised.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of CCA strategic business planning.
  • All other duties as assigned from time to time.

Occupational Health & Safety

  • Create, maintain and foster a safe work environment at all times.
  • Ensure that staff follow safe work practices, procedures, instructions and rules at all times.
  • Ensure all contractors and sub-contractors demonstrate sound OH&S practices, provide evidence of current public liability insurance and are informed of risk management considerations.
  • Ensure compliance with the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations ACT at all times.
  • Prepare risk management strategies for events and ensure CCA Company insurers via the Administration Manager are advised of events

TENURE AND REMUNERATION

Whilst advertised as a full-time role, the tenure of the position and salary package will be negotiated with the right applicant.

Applications should be emailed to Karyn Tulloch via karyn@creatingcommunities.com.au

Closing date for all applicants is Tuesday 30th March, 2021