Full Time, Fixed Term (12 months)
Band 6
Salary $88,113.50 + Super + RDO
Negotiable depending on experience

About Us

The City of Whittlesea is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia, and as a local government organisation, we play a pivotal role in the everyday lives our community. Our vision is to make Whittlesea 2040: A Place For All by ensuring our residents can enjoy access to local services, facilities and infrastructure.

Our staff are passionate, skilled and diverse, providing a great environment to work in and succeed.

The Role

Make a difference in our community!

This is an opportunity to be a part of the Council’s expanding and thriving Economic Development team and contribute to the success of the Economic Development and future Investment Attraction strategies.

The Economic Development Project Officer role provides support to business engagement and Investment Attraction activities, with an additional focus on supporting initiatives in circular economy and resource recovery areas.

This role will be required to build strong relationships with business and industry to develop, implement and promote business engagement, investment attraction and business efficiency/sustainability programs.

About you

Tertiary qualifications in environmental management, business, project management, or a related field or lesser formal qualification with substantial experience is essential.

Demonstrated experience working in partnership with multiple public and private stakeholders and skills, experience in the planning, management and delivery of programs and projects and including an overall understanding of Council department functions will be an advantage.

If this sounds like you, then you should definitely apply!

Want to know more?

The full Position Description is available on the careers at Council page at https://whittlesea.bigredsky.com/ If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Sarah Rowe, Team Leader Economic Development on 9217 2545.

To apply for this position, you must address the Core Capabilities outlined in the Position Description.

**Applications close 11.45 pm on Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Please note all applicants must apply online, and no late applications will be accepted.

  • You must have the right to live and work in Australia to be eligible for this vacancy.

At the City of Whittlesea, we value diversity and appreciate everyone’s strengths. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects our municipality. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ. The City of Whittlesea is also a Child Safe employer.

Council is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that encourages employees to participate, without discrimination, in both work-related and other activities conducted within a work context, with the support of workplace adjustments.

Where possible, the Council will identify and resolve potential barriers to the recruitment and employment of people with disabilities within the organisation.

If you require a workplace adjustment to support you during the interview process, please email human.resources@whittlesea.vic.gov.au with your request outlining your preferred method of contact.

Workplace adjustment (also known as “reasonable adjustment”) is defined as: “Whatever is considered necessary and achievable to enable an employee to perform their job role efficiently and to the best of their abilities”. A Workplace adjustment can be requested at any stage in the recruitment process and/or as a part of the employment of an individual.


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