Stakeholder and Community Engagement Manager

Job Details
Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Strategic Management
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Morwell
Reference: VG/50947003Y
Closing Date: 01-Oct-2023
Salary Range: $129,379 - $173,138
Job Duration: 2 Years
Attachments: 50947003 VPS6 Stakeholder and Community Engagement Manager PD. (NEW)docx.docx (Word, 605KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Yvette Marmur

Position Details

The Stakeholder and Community Engagement Manager supports the State Electricity Commission (SEC) Implementation Office Leadership Team within the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action to develop and implement innovative, high-quality, effective and appropriate engagement activities with a view to informing the most effective approaches to enable the SEC Implementation Office to deliver on its objectives. The position will lead the engagement activities for the SEC Implementation Office across Gippsland and will also contribute to other activities across Victoria as required.

Working in partnership with key stakeholders across all levels of government, industry, community organisations and members, the Stakeholder and Community Engagement Manager ensures that the SEC Implementation Office is connected with the right stakeholders and the community and has the right settings and practices to build trusting and collaborative working relationships.

Specific responsibilities include providing strategic advice on emerging stakeholder and community needs and issues, coordinating stakeholder engagement activities for the SEC Implementation Office, representing the SEC at regional industry and community events, and providing a single point of contact for industry and community into the SEC Implementation Office.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications


  • A strong background in stakeholder engagement with demonstrated success in developing and implementing engagement strategies, plans and activities.
  • Experience and/or strong interest and knowledge of the renewables energy and/or skills and training sector.


  • Tertiary level qualification in communications/engagement or another field relevant to the role (e.g., energy or renewables) would be highly regarded.
  • Established connections with the Gippsland energy stakeholders would be highly regarded.
  • Experience working in government.
  • Completion of the IAP2 Certificate in Engagement.

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 2 years. The work location for this position is Morwell, with hybrid work arrangements available.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 1 October 2023.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.  

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.

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