Stakeholder Advisor

South East Water

Location: Frankston

Job Type: Full time


Who are we?

We’re here to help people live well and create a better and more sustainable future. We support healthy and liveable communities by delivering water, sewerage and recycled water services to 1.77 million people who rely on us every day and every night. At South East Water, we innovate with purpose and act with care to deliver healthy water for life. Fresh thinking and collaboration are at the heart of our organisation. We are constantly learning, embracing the challenges of today and excited by the opportunities that tomorrow will bring.

The role

The purpose of this role is to support the implementation of South East Water’s Stakeholder Engagement Strategy by processing day-to-day communications, enquiries and minor issues from our local government, state government departments and agencies, Members of Parliament and other relevant stakeholder partners.

In delivering these responsibilities, the role supports the creation and fostering of our relationships with these important stakeholders, enabling us to leverage them to troubleshoot potential issues and partner with us to deliver our projects and initiatives - thus delivering more sustainable outcomes for the organisation, our stakeholders, our customers and community.

Who are you?

  • Tertiary qualification or 4+ years relevant industry experience in community and/or stakeholder engagement, issues management, public relations or related disciplines.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office and digital workplace tools, including Microsoft SharePoint Online and Teams.
  • A stakeholder and customer centric mindset.
  • Experience in developing strong relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders to enable clear communication and collaboration.
  • Ability to deliver within a complex, political/regulated and highly collaborative environment.
  • Well-developed written and verbal skills
  • Proven ability to be visionary, conceptual, and creative coupled with a strong delivery and results focused approach.
  • Good negotiation, influencing and interpersonal skills.

What's in it for you?

  • A commitment to work-life balance with truly flexible working arrangements, including hybrid working and leave purchasing.
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave for all parents and paid super on unpaid parental leave
  • A range of benefits, including free on-site parking and cultural leave.
  • A great culture working in collaborative teams with strong work ethics.
  • Career focused learning and development opportunities.
  • The opportunity to be part of an organisation committed to environmental initiatives.
  • Enjoy modern office facilities with panoramic beachfront views.

We're for everyone

We do meaningful work, but how we do it is just as important. We’re here to help people live well, protect the environment, and keep healthy water and resources accessible and affordable for all. We know to make a positive difference we need to support our people to be their very best. Flexibility and innovation are at the heart of how we work. But it’s our people’s collective ambition, authenticity and differences that bring our culture to life.

Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. Everyone brings a unique voice and a refreshing perspective that keeps us innovating. It makes us better learners, thinkers and collaborators, helping create better outcomes for our customers. Even though we’re all different, we still share a common goal to deliver healthy water for life.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, members of the LGBTIQ+ community, people with disability and from culturally diverse backgrounds. We aim to provide an inclusive and accessible workplace for everyone. If you need any help with the application process or would like to discuss your reasonable adjustments during interviews, or to learn more about the role, please contact:

Keen to make an impact?

Click here to check out the position description. We're accepting applications for this exciting opportunity until Monday 27th March.

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