Executive Director, Corporate Affairs & Engagement

Job Title: Executive Director, Corporate Affairs & Engagement
Location: Melbourne
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2020-01-08
Reference: JO-2001-99048
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 09, 2020 10:51

Job Description

  • Executive role reporting to the CEO
  • Leadership of a diverse corporate affairs function
  • Deliver iconic State shaping projects
Development Victoria aims to create a sense of place and prosperity through development, urban renewal and community connection. As a statutory authority with their own Board, they deliver property and precinct development projects that enhance our state. The organisation seeks out opportunities to increase housing diversity near jobs, transport and services, delivering civic projects and managing risks. Current projects include the revitalisation of central Dandenong, the Ballarat West Employment Zone, Ballarat GovHub, Fitzroy Gasworks and the ongoing development of Docklands. Development Victoria also oversees important civic projects such as the State Library, Melbourne Arts Precinct Renewal and Melbourne Park redevelopments.
Reporting to the CEO, this role will lead a diverse corporate affairs function, including major project communications, government relations, branding and marketing, media, stakeholder engagement and community relations. As a leader within an exciting and dynamic property development environment, you will effectively position the organisation for successful communication and engagement with stakeholders. Leading a small but highly capable team, this role will provide advice and support across the organisation and lead the day-to-day interface with the relevant department and other government stakeholders, as well as the Minister’s Office, to deliver outcomes to the community.
A highly-regarded strategic communications professional, you bring a proven background in corporate affairs, communications or government relations within complex, high-profile and issues-rich environments. You will bring outstanding leadership skills with a track record in building highly effective Corporate Affairs functions and a demonstrated capacity to engage with internal and external stakeholders. With excellent project management and analytical skills, you have the ability to think strategically with demonstrated experience in developing and implementing communications strategies and plans to align corporate and project objectives.
At Development Victoria, we're committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce reflecting the communities we serve. Our culture is one of collaboration and positive contribution, suited to energetic and engaging team players who can readily adapt to changing priorities and bring a service-oriented approach. We actively encourage sharing of knowledge and best practice across our teams. We respect and value every individual’s talents and contribution and harness these strengths to collectively achieve the kind of results we can all be proud of. Development Victoria is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to making employment-related decisions without bias or discrimination. The preferred candidate will be required to complete a national police records check prior to an offer of employment being made.”
To apply for this role, please email your resume to quoting reference number JO-2001-99048 in the subject line of your email. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Seamus Scanlon on (03) 9929 9589 or Jarrod McLauchlan on (03) 9929 9515.