Project Lead Business Development (Business Grants)

We are at the forefront of transitioning Victoria to a circular, climate-resilient economy. Our vision is simple – drive down emissions and reduce our waste. We employ the brightest minds, create the boldest plans and stay true to our vision. Our relationships with the industry, government, private and community sectors are what primes Victoria to deliver economic growth and sector resilience. Collectively our work, when combined, drives down emissions towards zero net levels and reduces waste – because everyone deserves a cleaner environment now, and for decades to come. We are listed in the AFR Boss Best Places to Work for 2022 in the Government, Education & Not-For-Profit sector. We are an agency of the Victorian Government. Join us.
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Department: Sustainability Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/102573E
Closing Date: 29-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $114,828
Job Duration: 18 months
Attachments: PD_Project Lead CEBIC_Final.pdf (PDF, 280KB)

Information for Applicants_Oct 2022.pdf (PDF, 345KB)

Contact: Sarah Fiess

Position Details

VPS 5.1 - Fixed Term to 30/6/24

About the role

The Project Lead Business Development will oversee the implementation of a third round of funding via the Business Innovation and Business Support Funds with the aim of improving the capability of and/or expanding the capacity of Victorian businesses, industries, and supply chains to scale up and embed sustainable solutions that empower Victoria's transition to a circular economy.

The successful candidate will coordinate the successful completion of approximately 50 diverse projects to June 2024 and allocate approximately 50% of the time influencing and engaging grantees, stakeholders, and delivery partners.

About you

You will have demonstrated experience in project management, planning and delivery, analytical skills, a solution focused mind set and the ability to engage and communicate with a business audience in a collaborative and effective manner tailoring your approach to suit.

About us

Sustainability Victoria (SV) is a trusted delivery agency of the Victorian Government and a market enabler. We are passionate about creating a future where waste is designed out of the system and products and materials stay in our economy for as long as possible.

SV recognises that flexibility is an essential part of a diverse, agile, and high performing workforce. We strive to support all employees unique working situations while ensuring that the operational and strategic needs of SV are met. 

How to apply

Applications including a resume and cover letter highlighting the main points fo the Key Selection Criteria are to be submitted online. All documents are to be attached as a Microsoft Office Word document.  

Requirements and relevant information

  • In accordance with the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) guidelines in relation to COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions you are required to be fully vaccinated and your employment with SV is subject to proof of vaccination. At 1 September 2022 this means:*: three doses for all employees 49 years and under; four doses for those aged 50+ years; and optional fourth dose for those aged 30 – 49 years (*unless excepted)
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa


At SV we are building an accessible and inclusive workforce.  We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. 

We aim for an inclusive workplace that makes every employee feel valued while also acknowledging their differences and how these differences contribute to the organisation's culture and business outcomes

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirement/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact the Recruitment Team via email or on 8656 6746.


Current VPS employees should submit their application via Jobs & Skills Exchange (JSE)



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