Senior Policy Advisor, Federation Square and MCET

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established on 1 January 2019 to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

We are committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, provide personal and professional development programs and support ways of working that help employees balance work and life.

The department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

As part of the Machinery of Government changes announced by the Premier of Victoria, on 1 Jan 2019 DJPR transitioned from DEDJTR.
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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/060016AA
Closing Date: 28-May-2019
Salary Range: $96,942 - $117,293
Job Duration: to 31/12/19
Attachments: Position Description March 2019 VPS5.doc (Word, 144KB)


Contact: Danny Teo
03 9653 9825

Position Details

  • $96,942 - $117,293 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term – to 31 December 2019 
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)

DJPR is seeking to appoint a highly skilled professional to be the Government relationship manager for Fed Square Pty Ltd (FSPL) and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust (MCET), and to analyse and undertake research on a range of policy issues relating to the Victorian visitor economy.

This challenging and dynamic role manages the relationship with FSPL and MCET, supports the corporate governance requirements for these entities and provides policy advice.

 The key accountabilities are:

  • Provide advice and support on the corporate governance requirements, annual reports, board appointments and performance of Fed Square Pty Ltd and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust.
  • Prepare submissions, reports and briefs on highly complex issues to Ministers and the Executive on business and industry issues, and emerging trends.
  • Negotiate with internal and external stakeholders to gain cooperation, influence views and achieve business objectives, including maintaining relationships with key visitor economy entities.

As the successful candidate for the position, you will demonstrate:

  • Strong knowledge of corporate governance standards, policies and Government decision making processes.
  • High level interpersonal skills, consultative and communication skills with the ability to develop effective working relationships within and external to the organisation to influence outcomes, and to deal with senior stakeholders on confidential and commercially sensitive issues.
  • High level conceptual and analytical skills, ability to apply complex concepts to program development and translating concepts to operational activities and strong issue analysis and resolution skills.

For a confidential discussion, please call Danny Teo on 9653 9825.

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 see the attached position description.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button below.

Applications close at midnight on 28 May 2019.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond. The generic online form may ask you to provide the responses to all of the KSC. At this step in the on-line process, please only upload your resume and cover letter (there is NO requirement to address all of the KSC) and move on to the last screen where you will be asked to submit responses to the specific questions only". Complete these specific questions to complete your application.


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