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Employment Opportunities

Join the VLGA and be part of a strong team working towards professional development, advocacy and reform in the local government sector.

For more information about the VLGA and employment opportunities, please contact the VLGA office on (03) 9349 7999.

Policy and Member Support Officer 

Policy-and-member-support-position-description-October-2017.pdf

Position Summary

The Policy and Member Support Officer plays a pivotal role in the VLGA and is responsible for the following duties:

  • Undertake research and engagement with VLGA member councils to gain insight into contemporary issues affecting local government.
  • Contribute to the development, organisation and implementation of VLGA policy submissions, representations and member support services.
  • Assist in the drafting of correspondence and other communication to external stakeholders.
  • Ensuring good working relationships are fostered and effective communication and consultation is maintained with all relevant internal and external stakeholders in relation to policy and membership support, including representing the VLGA at meetings with key stakeholders.
  • Proactively identifying emerging issues in the local government sector and seeking opportunities to enhance VLGA’s value through policy development and contributing to training and events.
  • Establishment and maintenance of a robust and up-to-date database of membership needs and issues topical to local government and the community generally.
  • Supporting and working closely with the Senior Policy Advisor in carrying out the above duties, including attendance and presentation at events and workshops as required. 

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