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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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Current Vacancies

Senior Contracts Manager, MAV Procurement

MAV Procurement was established in April 2009 to provide procurement services and advice to local government and other entities. We help councils achieve policy outcomes; promote innovation; provide aggregated procurement services; and build sector capability. These functions are achieved by delivering strategic procurement advice, conducting tenders, researching procurement practices and technology and providing training, forums and seminars.

The Senior Contracts Manager contributes to the objectives of the MAV Procurement unit by developing council and supplier relationships to build the reputation of the MAV and MAV Procurement, and assist councils achieve best value outcomes from their procurement activities. If you have at least five years’ experience in procurement including the preparation of contracts and tender documents, managing end-to-end tender processes, contract negotiation and supplier management arrangements as well as managing staff we’d love to hear from you.

Applications close on Tuesday 20 October 2020 at 5.00pm and must address the key selection criteria detailed in the position description.

Suitable applicants may be interviewed before the closing date.

Senior Policy Adviser – Emergency Management and Transport

The Senior Policy Adviser – Emergency Management and Transport 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 & 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 $90,000 - $110,000 per annum plus superannuation, depending on experience and qualifications.

Position description: Senior Policy Adviser – Emergency Management and Transport

Enquiries: Emma Lake, Manager Infrastructure & Community Strengthening on 9667 5532 or

Applications close on Friday 30 October 2020 at midday.

Suitable applicants may be interviewed before the closing date.