Australia nationals: Strategy and Policy Lead (Yarra Strategic Plan)

Melbourne Water
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Our Organisation

We love water and love life. What we do makes a vital contribution to Melbourne’s famous lifestyle. We achieve this by supplying high quality drinking water, providing outstanding sewerage services, integrating drainage systems, building resilience to flooding and by enhancing our waterway and land for greater community use. It’s a pride we share in helping to make greater Melbourne a fantastic place to live.

Reporting to the Manager, Yarra Strategic Plan you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference and add to our work environment, within a place where you can learn and perform to your fullest potential.

The Role

As the Strategy and Policy Lead, Yarra Strategic Plan (YSP) you’ll be responsible for leading the strategic direction and policy development for the Yarra Strategic Plan project. The YSP is a government commitment, with no set precedent of a plan of this nature before.

This role will require you to work with a range of stakeholders - from Traditional Owners, community members, government agencies through to Ministerial offices – to identify opportunities and priority projects to meet the 50 year community vision.

The Yarra Strategic Plan will demonstrate a new way of planning with the community and stakeholders for improved outcomes for a critical and highly valued water way corridor in the greater Melbourne region.

Make an Impact

Become part of a talented and passionate team dedicated to enhancing life and liveability in Melbourne and beyond. Doing truly meaningful work in a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to make the most of your talents.

We provide a range of employee benefits that will make your experience working at Melbourne Water both professionally and personally rewarding.


Melbourne Water is committed to flexible working. We offer a variety of flexible arrangements to suit our employees varied needs and the business, including purchased leave, varied start and finish times, working from alternative locations, part time work and 9-day fortnights. We understand that Melbourne Water and our customers benefit from enabling our employees to achieve balance in work and life.

Your Skills and Experience

  • Strategic thinking with significant experience in the development and implementation of complex programs and projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and communicate technical information from a broad range of various disciplines.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, together with high level verbal and written communication skills in sensitive or complex circumstances.
  • A strong understanding of political, policy and/ or regulatory processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to adopt and understand knowledge in topic matter areas other than the candidate’s core expertise areas.

Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with a relevant tertiary qualification.

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