Senior Commercial Agreements Officer

An opportunity to influence iconic sites, now and into the future, seldom presents itself but at Parks Victoria, it’s all in a day’s work.
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Department: Parks Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Property
Classification: PVO6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/13950/SCAO
Closing Date: 12-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $98,977 - $106,303
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: Position Description - 13950 - Senior Commercial Agreements Officer.docx (Word, 75KB)
Job Specification

Position Description - 13950 - Senior Commercial Agreements Officer.pdf (PDF, 199KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Trudi Cummins
(03) 8427 3546

Position Details

Bring your leasing/property management expertise to Parks Victoria and oversee the commercial agreements process for a varied portfolios of assets spread all across the State. You will have exposure to some of the most diverse landscapes, heritage locations and nature-based projects in this varied, rewarding and fulfilling role. A new challenge awaits for the right candidate, looking to get into nature. In this role you will:

  • Investigate, assess, develop and negotiate new, and often complex commercial agreements
  • Drive a supportive and high performing team culture

This is an ongoing, full time role located in the heart of Melbourne's CBD

About the branch

The focus of the Commercial team is to enable the realisation and activation of visitor economy opportunities through the leasing and licensing, or operational management of Parks Victoria assets. Key to the success of the team is a customer service culture and commitment to Parks Victoria's brand pillar of Supporting Nature's Future, ensuring our decision-making is sensitive to environmental, cultural and community values.

About the role and your responsibilities:  

As the Senior Commercial Agreements Officer, you will be responsible for leading and developing Commercial Agreements Officers and contributing to the development of policies and key initiatives.

You will provide specialist advice and use your expertise to negotiate and close complex contract negotiations. The emphasis is on delivery of financially sustainable outcomes while aiming to out-perform against Parks Victoria's strategic objectives.

To be successful for this role you will need:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in Property economics or approved equivalent is essential.  
  • Sound knowledge and experience of commercial property principles and contract management involving leases, licences, permits and/or consents.  
  • Experience in and motivation for dealing with complex negotiations involving multiple legislative influences.
  • Well-developed and proven negotiation and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external.  
  • Excellent written communication skills, and experience in preparation of strategic recommendations to Board level.
  • Regular and unplanned travel to rural and remote areas of Victoria (including areas where no public transport options exist) may be required as part of this role.

A current Employee Working with Children Check is required

Your application will need to include:

  • Your current Resume
  • A cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the position description under 'Selection Criteria'

Join our innovative organisation and enjoy what you do, apply today!

Application Closing date: Sunday 12 December 2021

Organisational Commitments

Parks Victoria recognises diversity and inclusion is everyone's business. We value a culture where everyone can be themselves at work, regardless of background, orientation, age or gender, that brings out our best, values everyone's contribution and works within a flexible working environment, ultimately reflecting the community we serve.

Only people with Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency may apply for this position.

Parks Victoria requires all prospective employees to undergo a National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment.

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