Reinvent, Repurpose & Restore Project Officer


The Reinvent, Repurpose & Restore project has been funded by the Manningham Council Community Grants program. This project will engage with the issues of excessive consumption and waste and their impact on the environment.


The aims of the project are to:

• Increase awareness of the impact of waste on the local and global environment and biodiversity

• Increase awareness about the resources invested into everyday items through engaging with the idea of product life cycles

• Increase awareness of the range of behaviours central to sustainable living in addition to the well-recognised reduce, reuse and recycle

• Encourage the community to look differently at 'rubbish' through demonstrating the possibilities for repurposing, up-cycling and repairing/reinventing

• Provide an opportunity for the community to gain skills in up-cycling, repurposing and working with natural materials

• Connecting community members with community groups working in the areas of environment and sustainability

This is a part time fixed contract (10 hours for 12 weeks).


Duties/Responsibilities: With direction and support of the manager:

• Develop, plan, implement and evaluate the Reinvent, Repurpose and Restore project • Build productive working relationships with a range of stakeholders including artists, community sector, local government, schools, and service organisations.

• Organise an exhibition showcasing artworks/items made by upcycling and repurposing pre-used materials

• Develop a display promoting an expanded understanding of the different behaviours that underpin sustainability

• Organise workshops on upcycling, repurposing and working with sustainable materials providing opportunities for community to learn new skills and techniques. 


Selection criteria

1. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in capacity building and community development projects.

2. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders and partners to achieve project outcomes.

3. Ability to build supportive professional relationships and strong rapport with individuals.

4. Project and event management skills including contracts and budgets.

5. Well-developed oral and written communication skills.

6. Excellent time management and organisational skills including accurate, comprehensive, and up to date record keeping.



Salary and conditions: Neighbourhood Houses & Adult Community Education 2016 – PACCT award Level 5. The hourly rate will be negotiated dependent on qualifications and experience.



Working with Children and Police checks are mandatory for all new appointments. All staff are required to take responsibility for a safe and healthy work environment and have a commitment to equal opportunity and a workplace free from discrimination and harassment. FURTHER INFORMATION AND


HOW TO APPLY A cover letter accompanied by a current Curriculum Vitae, and listing two referees, should be sent to: using the subject line: Reinvent, Repurpose & Restore Project Officer.


Applications close on 28 July 2022.


For further information, please contact Lana Bedford at or on 03 9844 1839.


Warrandyte Neighbourhood House promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value the unique contributions of all community members. We encourage people living with a disability, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and Indigenous Australians to apply for our position