Regional Partnership Coordinator Barwon

The Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions is focused on growing Victoria’s prosperity, building the productive capacity of our economy and increasing participation – by creating more opportunities for people through skills and jobs; helping businesses and industries to thrive; and building vibrant communities and regions. For more information, see the DJSIR Strategic Plan 2023-2027

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.

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Department: Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/060699C
Closing Date: 19-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD_PD 060699 Regional Partnerships Coordinator (Barwon) Jan24 (1).docx (Word, 179KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Meg Bullen, Manager Regional Development (Barwon)
0418 589 056 or

Position Details

Regional Partnership Coordinator (Barwon)

  • Salary: $106,534 - $128,897 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed tem role: Until 30 September 2024
  • Usual hours of work: Full time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Geelong (flexibility may be available)

The Role

Reporting to the Manager Regional Development, the Regional Partnership Coordinator will coordinate support for the Barwon Partnership and its work program to achieve better outcomes for the region's economy, communities, and environment.

The responsibilities of the Regional Partnership Coordinator will include, but are not limited to:

  • Initiate, maintain and manage strong relationships in the region – within and across other state government departments, local governments, community organisations, business, industry advisory groups.
  • Co-ordinate delivery of the Partnership's business and work across RDV's regional and metro offices to support contemporary approaches to good governance and stakeholder engagement.
  • Maintain key communications tools, including managing online activity, content and reporting for website and social media, and contribute to the development of media releases and other internal and external communications.

The Team

The position of Regional Partnership Coordinator (Barwon) forms part of Regional Development Victoria (RDV). 

 Regional Development Victoria (RDV) is the Victorian Government's lead agency in developing rural and regional Victoria. With a focus on facilitating stronger communities utilising an evidence-based approach RDV acts as a partner and investor to provide rural and regional Victoria with better infrastructure, facilities, and services; strengthen the economic and social base of communities; create jobs and improve career opportunities for regional Victorians; and support local project development and planning.

About You

The successful candidate will ideally have the following skills and experience:

  • Stakeholder management: Establish and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.  Identify and responds to stakeholders' underlying needs; uses understanding of the stakeholder's organisational context to ensure outcomes are achieved; and finds innovative solutions to resolve stakeholder issues.
  • Stakeholder engagement: Proven understanding of business and community engagement practices and principles and practices and proven experience in working with rural and regional Victorian stakeholders. Ability to identify issues in common and uses to build mutually beneficial partnerships and outcomes.
  • Media and communications: Proven ability to  manage online media activity; develop and deliver communication plans and prepare of content for media releases, websites and social media channels within in tight lines whilst complying with department and government communications and media guidelines.

 Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Meg Bullen Manager, Regional Development (Barwon) on 0418 589 056 or

The department is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation. We have zero tolerance of child abuse and are committed to taking the necessary steps to protect children from harm by adopting a preventative, proactive and participatory approach to child safety in accordance with the Child Safe Standards.

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: We are accredited as a Disability Confident Recruitment (DCR) organisation and committed to inclusive recruitment. 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 with the position number in the subject line.

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 addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 19 June 2024.

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