Senior Stakeholder Engagement Lead

Are you looking for a senior stakeholder engagement role with impact and influence? An opportunity has become available to drive the planning, delivery and evaluation of critical engagement activities at the Essential Services Commission, consistent with the principles of the commission’s stakeholder engagement framework and other key strategies. This comes at an important time for the commission as we expand our regulatory and customer protection functions. We are looking for a highly skilled stakeholder engagement advisor who enjoys building positive working relationships across a diverse range of stakeholders and sectors to create opportunities to bring the voice of our stakeholders into our work. You’ll be part of a passionate, diverse and dynamic organisation that values effective engagement with our stakeholders so we can deliver better outcomes for Victorian consumers.
Job Details
Department: Essential Services Commission
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/ESC/1681144
Closing Date: 08-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position description - Senior Stakeholder Engagement Lead - VPS5 - 20221102.docx (Word, 70KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Carmel Bordignon

Position Details

In this role you will:

  • Maintain the commission's charter of consultation and stakeholder engagement framework.
  • Provide advice and support to project teams in developing, implementing and evaluating effective and meaningful engagement strategies and plans
  • Manage the commission's use of Engage Victoria and other relevant tools and platforms.
  • Deliver engagement skills training to commission staff.
  • Coordinate the engagement champions community of practice.


Position details

The Senior Stakeholder Engagement Lead is responsible for promoting best practice in public engagement at the commission. An influencer, you will help shape the commission's interaction with key stakeholder groups and challenge us to do better.

In this role, you will:

  • work with project and program managers to develop and implement engagement plans.
  • build the organisation's capacity to engage effectively with the wider community as well as key stakeholder groups.
  • manage our online engagement and help plan and implement dynamic and engaging stakeholder events.
  • work for an organisation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and that values diversity, flexibility and learning and development of staff.


Please refer to the attached position description for the principal functions and key selection criteria. Applications must be made through the Careers Victoria website by midnight, 8 December 2022.

For further information regarding the role please contact Carmel Bordignon on (03) 9032 1300.


About us

The Essential Services Commission is Victoria's independent economic regulator of essential services supplied by a range of industries. The commission's functions include:

  • making regulatory decisions with respect to prescribed industries (including price determinations, licensing, customer protection and access disputes).
  • undertaking reviews and providing advice to Ministers on a range of economic and regulatory matters.
  • administering the Victorian Energy Upgrades program.

Be part of a highly respected and professional organisation that allows you to apply your knowledge while offering flexible working arrangements that support different ways of working, while helping employees balance work and life. You'll be working in a dynamic and collaborative environment with opportunities to undertake stimulating work, with opportunities for professional growth.


How to apply

Please include the following in your application:

  • a professional cover letter outlining your skills, knowledge and experience relating to this opportunity
  • a current resume
  • a separate document addressing each of the key selection criteria


Please note this role will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory pre-employment screening including criminal records, qualification checks and a statutory declaration outlining any previous misconduct investigations.


You can apply by selecting the “Apply Now” button.


Other relevant information

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to fairness, diversity and respect. As such, we will respond to requests for reasonable adjustments from applicants with disabilities. We look forward to receiving your application 

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