Last updated: 22 Jun, 2021

• Make a real difference and drive real change • Dynamic team environment within an inclusive workplace

VicHealth is committed to ensuring appointments represent the diversity of our community. Women, Indigenous people, people with disability, young people, LGBTIQ+ people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

We are currently recruiting to fill the new position of Local Government Partnership Officer. 

This position is located within a cross-organisational Policy and Research Office responsible for maximising VicHealth’s value in the public policy process and evidenced based thought leadership.

The Local Government Partnership Officer reports directly to the Manager, Policy, and works in close partnership with other members of the Policy & Research Office, as well as other units across VicHealth.

The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of project management tasks including contract/grant-making and project management activities associated with the delivery of the VicHealth Local Government Partnership (VLGP). 

You will also contribute to scoping and design work in the development of key projects and programs. 

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate stakeholder management and communication skills, with a focus on excellent attention to detail.

Closing Date: Sunday 4 July 2021
Unit: Policy & Research Office
Tenure: Full time, Fixed Term (Until 30 June 2023)
Classification: VicHealth Grade C
Remuneration: $73,039 (plus superannuation and other benefits)

Qualifications and experience required:
Relevant qualification at Advanced Diploma level and/or strong demonstrable experience working in a similar role
Experience working with rural/regional communities and with people with diverse lived experience across Victoria
Relationship management experience
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience working with local government is preferred  
Experience working in project management, with contract management experience desirable.

How to apply:

Applications should include a cover letter and a current resume.

The cover letter must include why the applicant feels they are suitable for the position, and also address the Key Selection Criteria from the Position Description.

If you would prefer to demonstrate your suitability for the position, as well as addressing the key selection criteria in video form rather than a cover letter, please include a video, accessible via a YouTube or Vimeo link within a short introduction document.

All applications, whether they include a cover letter, or an introduction document with a video link, should also include a current resume.

Please refer to the position description to view the associated qualifications and experience associated with the position.

Applications can be submitted here.

The successful applicant may be required to undertake a Police Check.

For further information about the role, please contact Marcus Flood on (03) 9667 1386.