Job details

Location: VIC - Melbourne
Reference: Ad-51493
Posted: about 1 month ago

Job description

  • Opportunity to work for a local council 
  • Flexible 3 days in office, 2 days from home 
  • Creative and collaborative culture   

About the company 
This opportunity is for one of Victoria's local council in Melbourne's South East. This is a temporary opportunity till the end of June

  • Undertake advocacy activities as directed by the Team Leader, and where available, in accordance with the Advocacy Action Plan.
  • Monitor and research emerging social policy, health and wellbeing and diversity, access and equity issues.
  • Provide analysis of regional, state and federal policy initiatives, which have implications for Council.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluations of plans and policies for the Community Services Directorate and across Council, including the Community Wellbeing Plan. • Provide high level consultation and a range of community engagement practices and activities whilst developing and maintaining strong internal and external relationships and networks.
  • Contribute to submissions and applications for funding, awards and policy responses as well as to the preparation of papers, reports and documentation to ensure strong advocacy, planning and policy outcomes.
  • Research, analyse and interpret data and information and draft high quality reports and briefing papers for Council and management.
  • Monitor and recommend responses to emerging social and policy issues and report on business plan outcomes, ensuring compliance and organisational requirements are met.


  • Ideally A tertiary qualification in Social Science, Urban Planning, Community Development, Public or Social Policy or equivalent along with some relevant experience researching, planning and developing a range of social planning and community development strategies, policies and programs including developing partnerships with business, community and government agencies and lead others to achieve agreed outcomes.
  • Well developed skills and experience in community consultation and engagement, incorporating a successful record in advocacy, developing policy, conducting research and social planning, including a genuine commitment to ethical management and inclusivity in decision making, principles of social justice and equitable access.
  • Skills in managing time, setting priorities, planning and organising one’s own work to achieve specific and set objectives in the most efficient way possible within the resources available and within a set timetable.
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills, incorporating verbal and written communication, analytical, problem solving and customer service along with a familiarity with relevant budgeting techniques.
  • A current valid Victorian Drivers Licence, as well as satisfactory (and ongoing) Working with Children’s and Police Checks supplied prior to offer of employment and commencement.


  • Great culture  
  • Grow and develop existing skills  
  • Ability to start immediately  
  • Make a positive contribution to Council
  • Flexible working arrangements  

**Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further discussion. *** 
If you are interested in this role please APPLY today. 
At Charterhouse, we embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation, and gender identity. On behalf of our client, we promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people; to embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contributions to the workplace