Project Officer Regional Shared Services – City of Ballarat

Job Title: Project Officer Regional Shared Services – City of Ballarat
Location: Ballarat
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-08-26
Reference: JO-1908-96958-2
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 27, 2019 09:33

Job Description

  • Balance lifestyle with career in beautiful Ballarat
  • Salary $65,383 to $74,638 plus superannuation, 3 year contract
  • Support the delivery of a key Transformation Program
Have you ever thought about working in a picturesque and evolving regional Victorian centre? Balance lifestyle and career in the City of Ballarat!
About the City of Ballarat
The City of Ballarat, 100km west of Melbourne’s CBD is one of the largest inland regional cities in the country. Ballarat is uniquely located with easy access to Melbourne, Geelong and Bendigo and is the Western Victorian capital for a region of 250,000 people.
The City of Ballarat has a growing economy that attracts and retains innovative businesses, employs a highly skilled workforce and attracts new residents whilst promoting the city’s unique heritage and vibrant cultural life.
Join an energetic, contemporary and progressive leadership team, in this newly created leadership role at the City of Ballarat Council.
The role
Reporting to the Program Director Regional Shared Services, the Project Officer will play a key role for the City of Ballarat and the broader Central Highlands Region.
Following successfully securing $4.5 million Victorian Government funding, the Central Highlands Rural Councils (Ballarat, Hepburn, Pyrenees, Central Goldfields, Golden Plains and broader region Ararat, Moorabool and Northern Grampians Councils, encompassing a population of 400,000 people) and subsequent Transformation Program was established to address the Central Highlands Region’s problems of inefficient and ineffective operations, rising service delivery costs, constrained revenue and changing community needs and expectations.

The role of the Project Officer, Regional Shared Services will assist the Program Director in the delivery of the key strategic priorities through a shared services function and will provide oversight and project management of the Regional Shared Services project. Furthermore the Project Officer will assist in creating greater capacity for the workforce to deliver consistently high-quality services; providing greater access to the skilled workforce required; improving local community liveability; increasing the cost-effectiveness of delivery of services. This role will work closely with the Program Director and project teams from Ballarat Council and the five other participating Councils.

About you

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, the City of Ballarat are seeking an engaging, confident and innovative officer who is well regarded for their experience in assisting in the delivering of projects and programs through a high level of organisational skills. You will demonstrate strong stakeholder engagement capabilities and the political nous to interact with key stakeholder groups. Tertiary qualifications or diploma in business management or a related field are expected and of value would be experience working in Local Government, or another public sector entity.
To Apply
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The City of Ballarat is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and flexibility. We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people living with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer.  We support flexible and accessible working arrangements for all and are committed to ensuring that all jobs in our workforce can be performed flexibly. If you're short listed for a role and are looking for flexibility, we encourage you to start the flexible working conversation with the hiring manager to find out what options may be possible for the role you're applying for.