Crucial leadership role to drive advocacy outcomes
Salary commencing from $127,641 plus 9.5% Superannuation
We are the City of Melbourne, a City of possibility and place to be bold and inspirational.
We are rapidly transforming to meet the evolving challenges faced by a global city. With a vision of being a leading organisation for a leading capital city, our mission is to create positive impact for our community. Each day, we work with passion and purpose so that together we achieve incredible things.
Together we Make the Difference
How this position will Make the Difference to City of Melbourne…
As the Manager, Advocacy & Partnerships, you’ll play a pivotal role in the City of Melbourne’s recovery. You will work collaboratively across the organisation to recommend and set priorities, identify opportunities, and deliver leading advocacy programs to support City of Melbourne objectives.
You’re experienced in navigating complex, fast-paced and dynamic political environments, and you understand electoral cycles, government priorities and commitments. You pride yourself on your ability to create, maintain and support positive external relationships across a broad range of stakeholders. You’re able to work productively with government, non-government and not-for-profit organisations and you’re comfortable providing recommendations to senior executives. Importantly, the advice you provide is always accurate and well-researched.
You’ll be able to flex across topics ranging from city activation to affordable housing, and you’ll move seamlessly between leading and supporting wherever needed. Whether you’re writing a report, pitching for funding, preparing a briefing note or directly engaging with stakeholders, you’re always ready to roll up your sleeves and do what is needed to deliver great results.
You can bring… (Selection criteria)
- Ability to demonstrate and display City of Melbourne Values – accountability, integrity, courage, respect for self and others, and striving for excellence.
- Demonstrated experience in influencing across an organisation and the ability to effectively manage conflict.
- Well developed, effective communications skills, particularly written communications skills and the ability to craft a persuasive, evidence-based argument.
- A demonstrated ability to evaluate the effectiveness of advocacy activities.
- A demonstrated ability to identify, establish and maintain effective partnerships and strategic relationships.
- Political acumen and an understanding of government and parliamentary processes.
- Experience in partnership management, lobbying, advocacy, policy-making and evaluation across any level of government.
- An established network, or a demonstrated capability to establish a network of influencers at all levels of government, non-government organisations and in the not-for-profit sector.
- A relevant tertiary qualification and/or extensive commensurate experience.
By joining us, you will become part of a remarkable team who work in a constructive and inclusive culture to shape the future of this city. Together, we champion difference, celebrate achievement and recognise positive impact.
To view the physical requirements of this position, please visit firstname.lastname@example.org, refer to job reference no 17925.
How to apply…
As part of the online application form you are required to:
- attach your resume
- attach a separate cover letter (no more than one page), outlining you skills and experience
Please address your covering letter to Shelley Brady, Senior Manager, External Communications.
Applications will be accepted up until 11:45pm Sunday 13 June 2021.
The position description for this role will not be provided at this stage of application.
For those interested in working with us, the City of Melbourne offers a great range of benefits.
City of Melbourne is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity. Our commitment is for our people to be safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from people regardless of their gender identity and expression, ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation, disability and age. We look for the right values, skills and knowledge to build our capabilities so that we can best deliver for our community.