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The following positions are available at the Municipal Association of Victoria:

Governance Support Officer

We are seeking an experienced and passionate Governance Support Officer to join our Governance team. As a member of the team this role supports the MAV to achieve best practice in governance by ensuring our practices are well planned and reliable and by providing exceptional support to the MAV Boards and State Council.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of agendas and minutes and provision of meeting support for the:
    • MAV Board
    • MAV Insurance Board
    • MAV WorkCare Board
    • MAV State Council.
  • Coordinating the MAV State Council meetings
  • Coordinating and administering the MAV Governance Network (using MS Teams)
  • Supporting the Executive Assistant to the CEO and President with the management of the MAV Board’s Regional meetings.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in governance administration, including preparation of agendas and minutes.
  • High level interpersonal and relationship building skills and the ability to develop rapport with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail and the ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • High level computer skills including advance knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 suite including SharePoint and Teams.
  • Experience with board management software such as BoardEffect.

Download the position description (PDF - 190KB)

To Apply

Submit your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to humanresources@mav.asn.au

Applications close on Monday 6 February at 5.00pm.

For any enquiries, please contact Celia Robinson, Manager, Governance on 03 9667 5535 or email crobinson@mav.asn.au

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Senior Policy Adviser - Community Strengthening & Infrastructure

This position sits within the Community Strengthening & Infrastructure policy team. The focus areas will be transport and emergency management.

The Senior Policy Adviser will support local government through policy analysis, advice and advocacy, capacity building projects and by building collaborative relationships with other levels of government and key stakeholders.

If you have a passion for policy issues affecting the local government sector, this role will broaden your experience and provide you with an opportunity to make a difference. Policy areas of relevance to this position include:

  • Emergency management and community strengthening
  • Transport and infrastructure.

You will have excellent research and analytical skills, relationship management and communication skills and a minimum three to five years’ experience in a policy role in government, the public sector or a similar political environment.

The salary for this full-time position is between $100,000 - $115,000 per annum plus 10.5% superannuation, subject to the experience and expertise of the successful applicant.

To Apply

Please send your application to humanresources@mav.asn.au and include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Address to key selection criteria (note that applicants that do not address the key selection criteria will not be considered)
  • Curriculum vitae.

Applications close on Monday 6 February at 5.00pm.

  • For any enquiries, please contact

Emma Lake, Manager Infrastructure & Community Strengthening on 9667 5532 or elake@mav.asn.au

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Ageing & Aged Services Policy Officer (Secondment)

The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) has an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced person to support MAV and councils with the advocacy and implementation of a range of policies and projects associated with in-home aged care reforms, sector support and development and ageing-well policy. The Ageing and Aged Services Policy Officer Position Description is attached, outlining the scope of work this role will undertake.

This role offers a current council employee the opportunity to work across the State on key issues impacting the local government ageing and aged care sector and support councils to navigate and influence generation-defining national reforms while adding to your experience through exposure to different levels of Government. In addition, you will be working with a highly skilled and dedicated team passionate about making a difference for all Victorian communities.

The ideal candidate will have strong generalist experience and knowledge of local government’s role in supporting people to age well and deliver in-home aged care services, along with exceptional stakeholder engagement skills. The position will be filled through an Expression of Interest (EoI) process.

This role will be filled via a secondment arrangement with the successful applicant’s council. The role is available until December 2023 as it is subject to funding. However, there may be an opportunity to extend the role beyond this date by mutual agreement.

To Apply

Submit your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to humanresources@mav.asn.au

Applications close on Monday 6 February at 5.00pm.

For any enquiries, please contact Ellie Packham, Ageing and Aged Services Policy Adviser, EPackham@mav.asn.au or 9667 5580.

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Community Strengthening Policy Officer

This position sits within the Community Strengthening & Infrastructure policy team. The focus areas will be gender equality and family violence prevention.

The Policy Officer will contribute to supporting local government through provision of information and resources, partnership and networking opportunities, and developing and maintaining communication systems.

If you have a passion for the role local government plays in building safe, vibrant, and equitable communities, this role will broaden your experience and provide you with an opportunity to make a difference. Policy areas of relevance to this position include:

  • gender equality
  • family violence prevention
  • public health and wellbeing
  • diversity and inclusion
  • community services, including maternal and child health, early years, arts and culture, positive aging, disability,  libraries, and sport and recreation
  • emergency management.

You will have demonstrated relationship building and communication skills, clear and concise writing capability with an ability to research and investigate issues and synthesise complex information into clear, high quality written submissions, reports, and presentations.

This full-time position is funded until 30 June 2024 attracting a salary of between $85,000 - $100,000 per annum plus 10.5% superannuation, subject to the experience and expertise of the successful applicant. Requests for flexible working hours will be considered.

To Apply

Submit your current CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to humanresources@mav.asn.au

Applications close Monday 6 February 2023 at 5.00pm.

For information on this role please contact Kellie Nagle, Policy Adviser, Preventing Violence Against Women on 03 9667 5585 or via email knagle@mav.asn.au

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Early Years Policy Adviser (Secondment)

The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) has an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced person to support MAV, councils and Department of Education with the advocacy and implementation of a range of policies areas including the Best Start Best Life Reform. The Early Years Policy Adviser Position Description is attached outlining the scope of work this role will undertake.

This role offers a current council employee the opportunity to work across the State on key issues impacting the local government early years sector and to add to your experience through exposure to different levels of Government. In addition, you will be working with a highly skilled and dedicated team passionate about making a difference for Victoria’s youngest citizens.

The ideal candidate will have strong generalist experience and knowledge of the State Government’s reform agenda and how it impacts local government, along with exceptional stakeholder engagement and management skills. They will also ideally have with the ability to build productive relationships, along with experience in the early years sector and relevant tertiary qualifications.

This role will be filled via a secondment arrangement with the successful applicant’s council. The role is available until June 2023 as it is subject to funding. However, there may be an opportunity to extend the role beyond this date by mutual agreement.

To Apply

Submit your current CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to humanresources@mav.asn.au

Applications close Monday 13 February at 5.00pm.

For any enquires, please contact Wendy Allan, Early Years Policy Adviser on wallan@mav.asn.au or 0423 564 982.

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Why work for us

The Municipal Association of Victoria is the peak representative and lobbying body for Victoria's 79 councils. We were formed in 1879 and the Municipal Association Act 1907 appointed the MAV the official voice of local government in Victoria.

Today, we are a driving and influential force behind a strong and strategically positioned local government sector. Our role is to represent and advocate the interests of local government, lobby for a 'fairer deal' for councils, raise the sector's profile, ensure its long-term security and provide policy advice, strategic advice, capacity building programs and insurance services to local government.

We value diversity and employ young people, mature-age workers, working parents, people with disabilities, and people from Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander and non-English speaking backgrounds.

Our motto is 'pro bono publico' – for the public good. Through our activities, we improve the lives of all Victorians and you can help us in our valuable work.

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