Government Liaison Lead (VPSG5.1)

Job posted: 21/07/2021
Applications close: 05/08/2021 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Fixed term - 12 months

Organisation: Sustainability Victoria

Salary: $101,120 - $111,734

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/OCEO/102727

Reference: VG/OCEO/102727

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Salary Range: $101,120 - $111,734

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Sustainability Victoria (SV) is a trusted delivery agency of the Victorian Government and a market enabler. We are passionate about creating a future where waste is designed out of the system and products and materials stay in our economy for as long as possible. We are dedicated to working alongside communities to create a local, thriving lifestyle, where there are no net carbon emissions, Victorians are healthy, and our economy is strong. We do this by attracting and accelerating infrastructure investment and innovation, leading wide-ranging behavioural change, and partnering with all Victorians to take direct action at neighbourhood, regional and State scale. In 2020 Sustainability Victoria was awarded an IPAA Leading Employer finalist, reflective of our commitment to our people, our culture, and our growth mindset.

  • High Profile Role
  • Manage Key Relationships
  • Dynamic Work Environment

The opportunity

The Office of the CEO is responsible for the strategic management and coordination of our relationships with the SV Board, Minister's office and broader portfolio.  The team also provides executive support to the CEO and Executive Leadership Team. 

The Government Liaison Lead manages SV's relationship with the Minister's Office (other than media), by providing high quality and timely advice.  The role coordinates internal processes for Ministerial briefings and correspondence. The position contributes to strategic, reputational and policy matters. This role maintains relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including Ministerial Advisers, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and SV's CEO and Executive Leadership Team.

About you

This role will suit a high performing individual experienced in government writing, including the ability to communicate complex information, develop high level briefs and general correspondence. A skilled negotiator with highly developed interpersonal skills you will be confident in your ability to engage with internal staff, senior executives, Ministerial Policy Advisers and external stakeholders across all areas of government with discretion, integrity and professionalism  

The closing date for this position is midnight, Thursday 5 August 2021.

How to apply: 

Applicants should view the full position description attached & applicant information guide attached to this advertisement before applying.

To be considered for this role applicants must submit:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)

Other relevant information:

  • This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.
  • Please note in line with the recommendations of the Chief Health Officer, SV is working remotely
  • Employment of successful candidates may be subject to a National Police Check.

We are building an inclusive workplace to better reflect the community in which we live to embrace our differences and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds

Government Liaison Lead (VPSG5.1)

Job type:

Full time / Fixed term - 12 months

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Dionne Eagleson Manager Office of CEO | Dionne.Eagleson@sustainability.vic.gov.au

Government Liaison Lead (VPSG5.1)