Position Details
Reference Number 13980
Position Title Executive Manager Innovation and Advocacy
Job Type/Status Permanent Full Time
Salary Range As per EBA from $190,000
Group/Unit Infrastructure and Planning/Economic Development
Classification Senior Officer
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  • Lead a team of high performing professionals
  • Coordinate the delivery and review of Councils Strategic Plan
  • Act as counsel to the CEO and (CFO/COO)


About the business & role 

The Mornington Peninsula Shire is a busy and vibrant workplace, With approximately 1200 employees. Our primary sites are located at Rosebud, Mornington and Hastings, with additional facilities across the Shire. The Shire delivers over 80 individual services to our diverse community. 


The Executive Manager Innovation and Advocacy is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the portfolio that encompasses Innovation & Advocacy, Economic Development and Tourism. With approximately 13.1 FTE, this position is accountable for supporting the implementation of a high performing culture aligned to our values of Integrity, Courage, Openness, Respect and Excellence.



Job Tasks & Responsibilities 

The Executive Manager Innovation and Advocacy works with a wide range of businesses, state and federal government agencies and the community to support and enhance their economic and social wellbeing. Efforts are focused on encouraging the development and growth of meaningful local employment opportunities, attracting investment, business retention and expansion that are compatible with the special character of the Mornington Peninsula Shire.  The role also works with Councillors and the Executive team to support their advocacy and innovation efforts.


Skills & Experience 

The Executive Manager Innovation and Advocacy is responsible for the:

  • Provision of services across an area of approximately 720 square kilometres.
  • Coordinate the delivery and review of Councils Strategic Plan, ensuring objectives and strategies are incorporated into the organisations reporting framework.
  • Work with Council and Executive to develop and implement evidence-based advocacy strategies and initiatives and provide support to internal units on key advocacy issues.
  • Work with Councils Innovation Advisory Committee to develop, implement and coordinate innovation activities to support Councils priorities.
  • Development, implement and review of economic development programs, projects and policies designed to sustain or grow local businesses and employment opportunities.
  • Direct responsibility for project management.
  • Management of Unit budgets and financial strategy.
  • Provision and setting of positive and effective strategic direction, policy and leadership to staff.
  • Liaise with state and federal government departments, Councillors and members of Parliament.
  • Manage organisational performance, reporting requirements in accordance with internal reporting framework and legislative requirements.


The successful candidate will:

  • Hold an Employee Working with Children Check (mandatory)
  • Be prepared to undertake an Australian Criminal History Check (mandatory)
  • Hold a current Driver's Licence (mandatory)
  • Degree qualifications in a relevant discipline such as Business Administration, Commerce, Economics or Marketing or extensive and diverse experience in a like role.
  • Wide exposure and understanding of political and economic influences likely to affect the achievement of the Council Plan.
  • Extensive experience with public presentations and wide exposure to private industry and government decision making processes.
  • Proven experience in successfully leading a complex and extensive portfolio, preferably in a service related field.
  • Sound understanding of the system of local government and of issues facing Council
  • Proven management and financial skills with a demonstrated record of achieving quality outcomes through the effective management of teams and resources.
  • Demonstrated ability in leading high performing teams and in implementing a process of ongoing culture and leadership improvement in a large and diverse organisation.
  • Demonstrated skill in developing and maintaining effective strategic direction, projects, networks and relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, drive and work collaboratively with executives and elected members in achieving corporate outcomes and policy formulation.



Contact Details 


For a confidential discussion about this exciting opportunity, please contact Matt Green on 5950 1340


Please submit your application, including a cover letter and resume, by 12 noon, Friday 16 November 2018.


Please note: you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident to apply for this position.

Agency applications will not be accepted for this position.
Contact Person Matt Green
Contact Number 5950 1340
Closing Date 16/11/2018

Position will close 12.00 noon
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