We are looking for up to 20 Community Advisors from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and life stages to play an important part in bringing a new project together for Flemington Works.

This project aims to strengthen community input and identify a shared community aspiration on Flemington Estate. Many other projects have taken place in Flemington over the years, however this is a new approach that puts community at the table with service providers and funders to work on a single improvement.

Community Advisors play an important role within Flemington Works by providing the lived experience perspective. They will assist during the project establishment phase between now and February. They will provide advice and feedback; communicate with and advocate for communities; and actively participate in three induction workshops and four decision-making events.

Knowledge and skills required

  • have experience as a resident of the Flemington Housing Estate
  • have good English skills
  • are willing to share ideas and provide feedback
  • can work with others, network and communicate clearly
  • can set aside self-interest to represent a collective view
  • can give unbiased information to other residents / decision-making group accurately

Member commitment and remuneration

Successful representatives will be required to attend a series of three induction workshops in September/October ahead of the four half-day events scheduled for late October, November, December and February. Meetings of the community representatives will also occur between events. Please refer to the Timeline section for further details.

This is a considerable undertaking requiring a commitment to nearly 30 hours over the coming months so successful candidates will be paid for their participation. Reimbursement will be in line with the Flemington Works community reimbursement process. For this opportunity, the rate is $35/hour: 3x 2hr induction workshops $210; 4 x 4hr decision-making events $560; and 3x 2hr Advisor workshops $210. Please note, you must be available for all sessions.

Expressions of interest for this group have now closed. Please contact Hajira Soliman if you have any questions using the details on this page.