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FREO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LOOKING FOR NEW CEO

 

olwyn willams

 

The position for a new CEO for the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce is advertised on SEEK, so that means that the vivacious Olwyn Williams will be leaving the Freo Chamber.

Williams took over from Tim Milsom three or four years ago and was a very strong voice for Fremantle’s traders.

From the Seek.com website:

The Fremantle Chamber of Commerce (FCC) is focused on economic development across the Fremantle region and its purpose is to build, support and sustain strong business activity and growth. As an advocate for business, FCC has been part of the fabric of Fremantle for well over a century and is committed to its future.

Fremantle has an eclectic mix of economic sectors including one of the Western Australia’s major tourism destinations, main street retail and commercial centre, a key hub for port, marine, trade and logistics, a university town, an innovative industrial zone and a centre of creative economies.

A strong and robust business sector is a conduit to develop Fremantle’s economy and workforce and grow its community

About the role

The Chief Executive Officer is to promote the Chamber as a recognised voice and forum for business opinion on matters affecting the retail, tourism, commercial and industrial base of the City of Fremantle.

Key Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Leadership:

Making Fremantle the place for business and include representing the business community to influential stakeholders.

Leading the region’s business community by promoting a robust environment and enhancing economic activity throughout the Fremantle region.

Identify new avenues for future economic growth.

Prepare a strategy on how to deliver the Greater Fremantle Action Plan (GFAP) with key stakeholders.

Sustainability & business growth:

Strengthen FCC’s three business revenue streams, namely membership, building management and export documentation.

Prepare a comprehensive business development strategy which connects all three revenue streams.

Business operations & finance:

Responsible for the finance performance of the organisation.

Prepare annual budgets, monitor and control expenditure.

In association with the FCC Book Keeper and Treasurer ensure that accurate financial reports are submitted, on time, monthly to the FCC Board.

 

JOBS AT NEW FREO SOCIAL MUSIC VENUE

Posted in bar, city of fremantle, concerts, employment, entertainment, hospitality, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 17, 2019

 

Want to be a part of one of Perth’s biggest and newest hospitality venues? Freo.Social is opening soon and they need crew to man the ship.

Between the Entertainment Hall, Brewshed, in-house food trucks, extensive beer gardens, 4 bars, 58 beer taps and other offerings, the 800-capacity venue has something to excite everyone.

Freo Social are after the best Managers, Supervisors, Floor staff, Bar Staff and Kitchen Hands out there.

“We understand that hospo is a two-way road and we plan on investing time, training and energy into you!”

Read more about Freo.Social and the available positions and apply here >>> https://www.seek.com.au/job/38106183…

You can also apply directly to jobs@freo.social

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE ABORIGINAL TRAINEESHIP SUCCESS

Posted in aboriginal, city of fremantle, employment, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on September 27, 2018

 

The City of Fremantle Aboriginal Traineeship Program has been a big success, with four of the six trainees being offered a 12-month position at the City.

Trainees were employed at a variety of departments, such as records, IT, communications, media, culture, etc. and said that personal growth was the most positive aspect of the traineeship for them, while learning different skills.

The trainees said they were guided and supported well by CoF staff and that it was good to have a group of Aboriginal trainees, so that they could support each other.

The City hopes to get some Aboriginal elders as mentors for future trainees.

Applications opened three days ago: http://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/career-opportunities/traineeships-and-apprenticeships.

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GREAT ROTTO JOB!

Posted in city of fremantle, employment, rottnest island, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on September 5, 2018

 

Rottnest Island Authority
Famils Coordinator
RIA3123673
PSGOCSAGA, Level 4, $78,452 – $82,797 p.a. plus 9.5% Superannuation
Use your experience and passion for tourism to help promote Rottnest Island as a “must see” tourist destination.

Similar appointments may be made from this process in locations throughout Western Australia within a 12 month period to positions that may be permanent or contract, including contract appointments with the possibility of subsequent permanency.

THIS IS A PERMANENT, FULL-TIME POSITION

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION CLOSE AT MIDDAY ON TUESDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER 2018

Job Description

This position plans, coordinates and executes familiarisation activities to promote visitor experiences and Rottnest Island as a must-see destination. This includes liaison with island stakeholders and related agencies to attain appropriate support to facilitate the activities.

Selection Criteria

Applicants should address the following three (3) essential criteria. These should be addressed in no more than three (3) pages.

  1. Knowledge and experience in public relations or communications with the proven ability to develop, coordinate and implement famils programs involving multiple participants, contractors and venues.

  2. Sound understanding of the tourism industry and current issues and trends impacting on the environment.

  3. Strong organisation, project and teamwork skills and capacity to co-ordinate multiple projects under tight deadlines.

Note: In accordance with relevant legislation and departmental policy, the successful applicant will be required to possess or obtain a current and satisfactory National Police Check prior to commencement.

For the full role description, including detailed responsibilities and a full list of criteria including those that are not required to be addressed in the application please refer to attached Job Description below.

For Further Job Related Information: Please contact Ms Danielle Ayres on (08) 9432 9125, or for further information about the Rottnest Island Authority please visit www.rottnestisland.com.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a written response addressing the above three (3) requested criteria (in no more than three (3) pages) together with a current resume. Failure to do so may jeopardise the selection panel’s ability to make an assessment of your application.

For detailed assistance to ensure that you submit all of the required and appropriate information in your application, please ensure that you read the attached Job Application Kit carefully. All documents attached with your application must be in Word or PDF format.

No late or proforma applications will be accepted.

To avoid last minute congestion of the system, please endeavour to submit your application well before the closing time.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online.

A search for additional applicants may be conducted for this position where necessary in order to provide a more diverse and/or competitive field.

Substantive Equality Statement

Rottnest Island Authority supports and values diversity and aims to build a workforce that is representative of the community we live in. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse background and people with disabilities.

 

Attachments: DBCA Job Application Kit.docx
Job Description RIA3123673.pdf

You can view and print these PDF attachments by downloading Adobe Reader.

 

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FREMANTLE MAY DAY PHOTOS

Posted in city of fremantle, community, employment, may day, Uncategorized, unions by freoview on May 6, 2018

 

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I love the tradition of the MAY DAY parade through the inner city of Fremantle, so took a lot of photos today.

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MAY DAY FESTIVAL IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, employment, may day, Uncategorized, unions by freoview on May 5, 2018

 

May Day

 

The weather forecast for 90% chance of showers tomorrow does not look good for the MAY DAY festivities and parade.

The parade starts at midday from the Fremantle Esplanade from where it snakes through the inner city. It’s always a good and noisy spectacle to watch the hundreds of unionists with their flags and banners. Workers United….!

There are food and information stalls, live music and activities, so bring a brolly or raincoat and join in anyway!

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE SEEKS MANAGER ARTS&CULTURE

 

The City of Fremantle offers you the opportunity to become a valued team member in an organisation committed to its people and community. Consider us when planning your next career move and help us make Fremantle a great people place and a great place to work.
Position details
Position number: 75_18
Applications close: 16/05/2018
Type of appointment: fixed term full time
Business unit: Arts and Culture
Description

Fixed term, 4 years, full time

Remuneration package:  $141,400 – $162,000 per annum inclusive of superannuation.

 

  • Develop and deliver the City’s Culture and Arts Plan
  • Develops programs which drive development and support for arts organisations
  • Manage and oversee the arts grant funding program

The Organisation

The City of Fremantle is located approx. 18km southwest of the Perth CBD and is home to about 31,000 people. It includes the suburbs of Beaconsfield, Fremantle, Hilton, North Fremantle, O’Connor, Samson, South Fremantle and White Gum Valley across an area of 19sq km.

Bounded by the Swan River and the Indian Ocean, Fremantle is widely regarded as Perth’s second city and is still home to the state’s busiest and most important cargo port. Fremantle’s unique character is captured by its landscape, heritage architecture, music, arts, culture, iconic festivals, retail stores, markets, cafés and restaurants, which all contribute to its village-style atmosphere. It is the most visited tourist destination in WA outside Perth CBD.

Fremantle has developed a reputation for being gritty, eclectic and quirky as well as creative, musical and artistic. This experience is reflected in the City’s four aspirational brand pillars: eclectic and quirky, culturally significant, vibrant: and welcoming and inclusive.

The City of Fremantle employs more than 400 people and delivers a diverse range of over 100 services to the community.

 

The Position

We are seeking a dynamic, strategic thinking and collaborative professional to lead the Arts and Culture team.  We are seeking a leader experienced in planning and the delivery of innovation and contemporary arts and festivals thinking who will be responsible for new and enhanced approaches to servicing our Arts and Culture community.

Reporting to the Director Community Development, you will lead, develop and deliver the culture and arts plan for the City of Fremantle, including public art, festivals and events and the Fremantle Arts Centre.

With outstanding leadership and people skills, you will be able to work collaboratively, building positive and proactive networks across a range of stakeholders.  Experience in leading teams will be essential, as will a proven ability to manage in a local government setting.

To discuss this opportunity in more detail please contact the Director Community Development Fiona Hodges on 9432 9619.  Applications close 5pm Wednesday 16 May 2018.

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FUTURE FOCUS FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, community, employment, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on March 29, 2018

 

There are a few unhappy staff within some of the City of Fremantle departments who believe that some officers at middle management level are frightened of change because it could challenge their position and therefore they stop progress and innovation.

One staff member told me that they were very impressed with the energy and willingness to embrace progress and change of the Elected Members, but that did not generate through to some of the middle managers who were just happy with the status quo and to keep their safe job. “They don’t want to rock the boat”

This made me wonder when was the last time the CoF did an external audit to see how well all departments perform? I am not aware of any such audits.

Well performing, innovative and change embracing staff must be a priority for a local council because they are the people our Councillors rely on for expert advise and to make the right decisions.

I know many officers of Fremantle City and chat with parking and safety officers, parks and garden people, community, planning, directors, and others whenever I bump into them and my experience is that at all levels most of them perform very well, but there are a few who just turn up for work and believe that is good enough.

Maybe it is time for the still relatively new CEO to organise an external audit that will help him make decisions about how some departments can improve performance and also avoid duplication where different departments do similar tasks.

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ART INSTALLATION JOB AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, employment, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on February 10, 2018

 

Fixed-term part-time (until June 2020)

22.5 hours per week

Salary range $63,023 – $76,536 p.a. including 9.5% superannuation (paid on a pro-rata basis)

The City of Fremantle is seeking a highly organised and suitably experienced individual who can plan, implement and supervise the installation of exhibitions at the Fremantle Arts Centre.

This important position reports to the Curator and Exhibitions Manager and will require you to demonstrate your developed skills and experience with all the practical and technical aspects of gallery installations.  You will be expected to bring creativity and flexibility to the role in addition to solid administrative, organisational and coordination skills.

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Preparation of all technical aspects of exhibition installations.
  • Technical liaison with artists and curators as required.
  • Purchasing required install materials and equipment.
  • Arranging the freight of artworks.
  • Receive, condition report and store artworks.
  • Preparation of install schedules.
  • Engage and supervise casual installation staff, volunteers and contractors.

Appointment to this position will be dependent on your success in a similar or related role, your demonstrated supervisory skills and your experience in costing projects and managing budgets.  Ideally you will be tertiary qualified

Application Instructions:

Please refer to the information pack and application form attached. To discuss this opportunity in more detail please contact Mr Ric Spencer on 9432 9553

When you are ready to submit your application select the ‘apply for job button’ below.

Applications close: 5 pm Monday 19 February 2018

The City of Fremantle promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people.  The City encourages people of all ages and abilities, Aboriginal Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this job.

Attachments:
Information pack – Installations Coordinator.docx

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FREO ARTS CENTRE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER JOB

Posted in art, city of fremantle, employment, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on August 16, 2017

 

Communications Officer Fremantle Arts Centre

Ref. 14_18
Permanent Part Time (30 hours per week)
Hourly range – $29.52 – $35.84 per hour plus superannuation

Fremantle Arts Centre is looking for an energetic, savvy Communications officer for Marketing, Publicity and Communications.

FAC is an ambitious multi-arts organisation committed to developing audiences and supporting artists.

Working with the Communications Coordinator, the officer will support and promote FAC’s high quality visual arts, music, artists’ residencies, courses, events and audience development programs.

The successful applicant will have a passion for the arts, outstanding written communication skills and public relations and/or marketing experience (or similar). We’re looking for a strategic digital and social media guru who can create high quality, engaging content tailored to FAC’s different program areas and respective audiences.

Relevant qualifications or experience is essential.

For more information and to apply for these vacancies please visit our website (ref Career Opportunities) or send your application attention to to PO Box 807, Fremantle WA 6959. Should you require additional information about this position contact Fremantle Arts Centre Communications Coordinator on 9432 9564.  Applications close Wednesday 30 August 2017.

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