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Community Engagement Manager - Adelaide


Bicycle SA is the peak body for recreational cycling in SA. We promote all types of cycling including recreation, transport, health and for the environment. Bicycle SA also operates government funded community programs to support health, wellbeing and education outcomes to our remote indigenous communities through our Bikes Palya program. Bikes Palya translates the excitement of cycling into learning opportunities for Aboriginal youth through programs that reinforce values of pride and responsibility while creating a healthy pastime. Bikes Palya aims to drive attendance rates higher and to engage with typically hard to reach youth through the power of the bike. In 2022 Bicycle SA is introducing Team BSA, a new program designed to help support marginalised youth aged 12-24 to develop life skills, including through educational and vocational skills to prevent them from becoming entrenched in the criminal justice system and to promote inclusion and build community resilience.

About the role

You will provide strategic and operational leadership of these programs and oversee the successful delivery of Bikes Palya & Team BSA programs to ensure the required outcomes are achieved.

This position is based at Bicycle SA Headquarters in Adelaide with frequent intrastate travel and to the APY lands.

Qualifications & experience

  • Previous experience in working directly within remote Indigenous communities in a culturally sensitive manner.

  • Exceptional leadership and management qualities.

  • Deep understanding of best practice community development methodology.

  • Demonstrate strong task and time management with attention to detail.

  • Ensure administration requirements and reports are accurate and up to date and provide reports and other information to management and stakeholders as required.

  • Previous experience in grant writing and acquittal processes would be highly regarded.

Tasks & responsibilities

  • Implement Bicycle SA programs into our regional communities through consultation with the appropriate stakeholders.

  • Manage a small dedicated team by leading and coaching them to deliver the necessary outcomes of the programs

  • Rostering casual staff to attend communities for the delivery of our programs

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships within our regional communities to increase the opportunities for other support partners be involved by way of corporate partnership and/or a philanthropic support

  • Manage the budget and acquittal process for each grants program.

  • Identify new grant opportunities and assist with the development of grant applications and acquittals.


Applications close midnight 29 May 2022.

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