Canterbury City Community Centre provides a welcoming and inclusive work place - we employ a diverse team of Staff Board and Volunteers.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Diversity in our workplace makes us more effective in our work.

Current Vacancies


In applying for a position at Canterbury City Community Centre it is important to put in your best application possible to give yourself the best chance of success. To help in your application we have developed a guide for applicants which outlines the process and our expectations. 

Community Care Workers

Canterbury City Community Centre is currently recruiting Community Care Workers to assist in the delivery of the Home Care Packages Program, supporting elderly people in the Inner West through providing domestic assistance, transport, and/or personal care services. We are seeking friendly, reliable staff who enjoy helping elderly residents to remain independent in their own homes and who are reasonably physically fit.

Applications are sought from suitably qualified and experienced people. Please refer to the Position Description.

To apply for a position, please send your resume and a Covering letter which has information on the following:

  • Details of relevant qualifications and experience,
  • The times that you are available for work,
  • Drivers Licence details and whether you have access to a motor vehicle, and
  • Contact details for two professional referees

Send your application by post to: Gina Gericke, Home Care Coordinator, Canterbury City Community Centre, PO Box 66, Lakemba NSW 2195. Mark the envelope “Confidential”.

Or by email to: 

Applications close 20th August 2018. For further information contact Gina Gericke on 9750 9344.


We are currently seeking applicants to serve on our Board of Directors. These are voluntary positions for a term of at least one year.

Canterbury City Community Centre is a not for profit, community based organisation committed to building a strong resilient community which values and includes each member. We deliver a diverse range of services across the Canterbury-Bankstown and Inner West local government areas and seek to bring together people from all backgrounds to develop and provide community services, to foster harmony and an improved quality of life and to provide a resource for the community to meet its own needs.

The Organisation is undergoing a period of substantial growth with a Service review and restructure finalised in recent years. Currently employing 43 staff and 140 volunteers the Organisation has an operating budget of over $2.5 million. We deliver services and activities in aged care, community engagement and are a site of formal and informal learning and development. 

The Board of Directors are the legal authority for Canterbury City Community Centre and act in a position of trust within the Organisation and the broader community. As a team the Board provides care, control and leadership for the Organisation so that it may effectively meet its obligations and achieve its stated purpose. Applicants should have a good understanding of the role of governance in community organisations, good interpersonal skills and at a minimum be able to commit to attending meetings on a regular basis.

Time Commitment : Minimum 4 hours per month, more for Executive members. This is equivalent to time spent attending Board meetings, reading all documentation and possible involvement in sub committees.

Location : Meetings are held at Lakemba at the main Centre premises.

How to Apply :

Download the pdf file containing the Position Description.

Direct any questions to Centre CEO Liz Messih on 9750 9344 or

Apply in writing addressing at least three of the twelve criteria identified in the position description under General Knowledge Skills and Experience.  We are particularly in need of Board Members with Skills and experience in Aged Care (preferably as an Approved provider), Child and Family Services or Accounting. 


Our current Treasurer is retiring at the next AGM and we are interested in applications from suitably qualified persons to fill this specialist role. Details of the role can be found in the Position Description 

Attach a copy of your resume and send via email to Liz Messih (as above) by Monday 12th November 2018. Financial Membership of the Organisation is a pre-requisite to serving on the Board. Successful applicants for positions at Canterbury City Community Centre are also subject to Criminal Records Checks.


We always welcome enquiries from potential volunteers. Find out more about Volunteering at the 4cs by following the link.

If you are interesting in volunteering at Canterbury City Community Centre please call the STARS Volunteer Promotion Officer on 9750 9344 or

Successful applicants for positions at Canterbury City Community Centre are subject to Criminal Records Checks.