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Position Details

Business Engagement Officer

Applications close 27/10/2019

  • Salary: $96,541 to $107,226 per annum + Monthly ADO + Superannuation
  • Temporary Full Time
  • Fixed Term Full Time (4 years)
  • Fantastic benefits, a monthly ADO, rewarding career, great location & more!
Located along the banks of the Yarra, The City of Stonnington is a vibrant and diverse municipality. With a population exceeding 100,000 residents and covering an area of 25 km2 Stonnington has a variety of parks, gardens, cultural centres and a highly impressive range of shopping strips and amazing restaurants.

Stonnington has an enviable record as an innovative and progressive Council and we have an exciting opportunity for you to become a part of this by joining our Economic Development Unit on a 4 year contract, to attract new business and facilitate and support the development and growth of the creative industries and existing small business. Located at our modern and sustainable office on Glenferrie Road, you’ll be surrounded by an abundance of café’s, restaurants and shops.

As a Business Engagement Officer, you’ll be responsible for delivering actions from the Vacant to Vibrant Action Plan that facilitates the activation of vacant commercial properties within Stonnington’s shopping precincts. You’ll also be responsible for the approval processes for new small businesses, liaising internally to ensure permits are progressing in a timely manner. Top priorities of this position include:
- Responsible for the approval processes for new small businesses, liaising internally to ensure permits are progressing in a timely manner and being the continuing point of contact in Stonington City Council for businesses during the approvals process
- Developing strategies and initiatives to increase business and employment opportunities for Stonnington residents
- Implementing strategies and actions to retain, develop and grow existing businesses and industry in Stonnington
- Supporting creative industries that have a positive social, employment and environmental impact.

To succeed in this position, we’re looking for a motivated and dedicated professional with qualifications in business, planning construction, project management or similar and experience in:
- Implementing programs and actions related to creative industries and small businesses to create positive outcomes, business attraction, retention, development and employment
- Managing stakeholders in both industry and across Council including commercial landlords, real estate agents and developers, who may have conflicting expectations.

Additionally, the successful candidate will need to have a strong customer service focus, well-developed communication skills for persuading, convincing, and negotiating with a range of stakeholders and effective strategies for building and maintaining relationships. Please view the Position Description for a full list of the responsibilities of the role and please include responses to the Key Selection Criteria (at the bottom of the Position Description) as part of your application.

The City of Stonnington has a strong commitment to providing a culture where employee health, wellbeing and development are a priority. As an employee, you’ll be offered regular learning and development opportunities and participation in our award nominated Wellbeing Program. Additionally you’ll receive a monthly accrued day off, leave loading, access to a fleet of electric bicycles and work for an organisation dedicated to sustainability.

City of Stonnington is an equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

Be part of Stonnington. Work that matters. People who make a difference.

Submitting your application
A Position Description is attached below for your perusal which includes the Key Selection Criteria. Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as part of their application. To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

For further information on how to apply contact the Council’s Recruitment Officer on Ph: 03 8290 1333.
For position related queries, please contact Eddy Boscariol on Ph: 82901233

A Position Description including the Key Selection Criteria can be found here.

Position Descriptions
PD - Business Engagement Officer - Perm FT - October 2019.pdf

The Inherent Requirements for this position can be found here. Please note this document must be read prior to applying for the vacancy.