Senior Manager, Suburban Policy (VPSG6.2)

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 02/04/2023 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions

Salary: $151,260 - $173,138

Occupation: Consulting and Strategy

Reference: VG/025361C

Reference: VG/025361C

Occupation: Consulting and Strategy

Salary Range: $151,260 - $173,138

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions is firmly focused on driving a strong and resilient economy that benefits all Victorians – by creating more opportunities for people through jobs and skills; supporting businesses and industries to grow and prosper; and building vibrant communities and regions.

Established on 1 January 2023, our work spans numerous portfolios, supporting departmental ministers and operating across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do.

Senior Manager, Suburban Policy  

  • Salary: $151,260 - $173,138 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing role, Full time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: 1 Spring Street, Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)

The Role

Melbourne's suburbs are critical to the success of the city and the State. They are where most Victorians live and work, and they are vital to economic development and social inclusion and Victoria's prosperity into the future. The Senior Manager, Suburban Policy is an important strategic leadership role within the Office for Suburban Development at a hugely important time for the city. 

The successful candidate will lead a team of advisors to provide strategic policy advice to Ministers and senior executives on a diverse range of suburban economic and social policy issues.  This position is critical to improving government's understanding of suburban economic policy issues, building a strong evidence base and to driving better outcomes for people living in Melbourne's suburbs. 

The Senior Manager is the primary policy lead across the Suburban Development portfolio. They will oversee policy and strategy reform projects and work collaboratively with the teams overseeing the Metropolitan Partnership Program and Suburban Revitalisation Program. They will lead strategic engagement across government to develop an integrated, place-based work program that is informed by community insight. 

The position supports the work of the Metropolitan Development Advisory Panel and other high level government committees. It provides input to the Office for Suburban Development's planning and strategy processes, including business cases, the budget process, the corporate plan and business planning. 

About You

For a strategic thinker with strong leadership and stakeholder skills, this is an exciting and unique opportunity to make a real difference to suburban communities. You will be part of setting the policy framework to ensure that Melbourne continues to grow as a liveable and prosperous city, with all residents able to access jobs, services and infrastructure, no matter where they live.

The Team

The position of Senior Manager, Suburban Policy, forms a part of the Office for Suburban Development within the Regional and Suburban Development group.

The Office for Suburban Development leads the Government's vision and policy agenda for Melbourne's suburbs to ensure that as Melbourne grows, it remains a desirable place to live and work.

Community engagement is a key focus. The Office for Suburban Development supports the Metropolitan Partnerships as a source of advice on regional metropolitan priorities. These promote greater coordination across the Victorian Government and between levels of government, business and the community sectors to improve the delivery of infrastructure and services for suburban communities. 

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Megan Vassarotti, Director Metropolitan Partnerships and Suburban Policy, on 0423027199 / megan.vassarotti@ecodev.vic.gov.au.

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, as outlined in the department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy and in line with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, directions, policies or procedures, including but not limited to any requirement to provide evidence of vaccination status.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department. For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

Please note: If you require an adjustment to participate in any stage of the recruitment process or have a particular requirement to be communicated with by either telephone or email only, please notify the DJSIR Recruitment Team at recruitment@ecodev.vic.gov.au with the position number in the subject line.

We respect and welcome people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, abilities, and cultures.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter.

Applications close at midnight on 2 April 2023.

Senior Manager, Suburban Policy  (VPSG6.2)

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Megan Vassarotti, Director | 0423027199 / megan.vassarotti@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Senior Manager, Suburban Policy  (VPSG6.2)