Team Leader Councillor Support

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Team Leader Councillor Support

  • Manage the organisation’s civic services function and the Mayor and Councillor Support office
  • Develop and implement processes and procedures to ensure the effective management of the Office, based on the principles of good governance.
  • Salary from $105,462.08 plus super
  • Permanent full-time, Werribee-based

We are Wyndham, one of Australia’s fastest growing and most diverse cities.

Our people are hard at work designing the precincts, building the infrastructure, developing the policies and delivering the programs that will ensure the City is prepared to welcome over 200,000 new residents by 2040.

Shape new possibilities. Be part of something more.

A bit about the role
Reporting to the Head of Governance and working closely with the CEO’s Office, you will take ownership of the day-to-day running of the Mayor and Councillors Office to ensure our elected officials are supported in discharging their duties to the community and in representing the community on any external bodies.

You will have responsibility for the work program of the Councillor Support unit, including their day to day work program and longer-term strategic work that supports our elected Councillors.

What you’ll deliver

  • Providing oversight, support, guidance and coaching to the Mayor and Councillors support team
  • Preparing or approving all written communication on behalf of the Mayor and Councillors when they are representing the City
  • Providing advice around civic protocol and procedure
  • Liaising with significant stakeholders, both internal and external to support Councillors
  • Overseeing the management of Council Advisory Committees
  • Attending events with the Mayor of the day as required, to promote the activities of Council

What you’ll bring

  • Exceptional political astuteness and an interest in civic governance, protocol and operations
  • Experience working with elected officials within a level of government in Australia
  • Experience managing a small team with varying roles and responsibilities in a fast and active setting
  • The ability to craft and execute a range of written communication including Mayoral correspondence and speeches
  • High levels of attention to detail and the ability to manage complex and volume work programs
  • Tertiary qualification in political sciences, communications or journalism, or lesser qualification with substantial experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a credible track record in liaising with stakeholders to the highest level
  • A positive, proactive and flexible attitude

Be part of something more
Take a look at our job opportunities and you may be surprised at what you discover: a future-focused culture, a sense of purpose and possibility, and real opportunities to strengthen our diverse community. It all adds up to make Wyndham City a great place to belong. 

Our people are our most valued asset. We are focused on building a culture that empowers every person to do their best work. Flexibility is built right into our DNA and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace that celebrates a diverse workforce. Ask us how this role can be worked.

So, are you ready to shape new possibilities?

What’s next?
If you think this role might be for you, we want to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and sending us a cover letter and your resume. We do not require any selection criteria to be addressed.

To find out more about the role, please contact Martina Simkin on 03 8754 4936

Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM Sunday 9 October 2022.

To enable compliance with State Government requirements as contained in the current Chief Health Officer COVID19 Mandatory Vaccination Directions; you will be required to provide your COVID19 Vaccination Information prior to commencing employment with Council.

We are a proud inclusive employer. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply for our job opportunities. Our commitment is to provide diverse, safe and inclusive environments where everyone can grow and succeed.



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