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Metropolitan Partnerships

Board appointments | Community service

22 days remaining
Posted on 21 August 2023
Closes on 15 October 2023


Part-time, 1-2 years
Not specified, Not specified
Melbourne CBD, online or another location
Expenses only

About the board

The Metropolitan Partnerships were established to empower the community to provide collective advice and lived experience to influence decisions and shape the future of where they live, work and socialise. With a strong and highly effective community collaboration model in place, the Metropolitan Partnerships program is evolving to address growing outer suburban communities.

The Minister for Suburban Development, the Hon Ros Spence MP, is seeking nominations from business and community leaders interested in representing their region on the Victorian Government's Metropolitan Partnerships.

Metropolitan Partnerships members act as the voice of the outer suburbs on a range of issues, from renewable energy to housing affordability. We seek passionate and collaborative people who want to make a lasting impact on their region's priorities. Apply to become a new Partnerships member if you're ready to drive positive outcomes and contribute to the advancement across suburbs in your region.

The term of appointment for new members will run until June 2025.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring our boards represent the diversity of our communities. Women, Indigenous Australians, people with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse and intersex people are encouraged to apply.

About the role

The role of each Metropolitan Partnership is to:

  • Collect community insights and evidence, including lived experience, on the issues and opportunities facing outer suburban communities.
  • Provide insights and advice to the Minister for Suburban Development on local priorities to guide and coordinate infrastructure investment and programs for outer suburban communities.
  • Encourage partnerships, networks and relationship building across sectors, communities and other interest groups for the betterment of outer suburban and communities experiencing disadvantage.
  • Monitor and report on the prosperity, wellbeing, and sustainability of the outer suburban communities in their region.

Who we're looking for

Knowledge of, and commitment to, the region

  • A strong commitment to work with others to drive local action to improve community outcomes.
  • Understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing local communities in the outer suburbs, including communities experiencing population growth and disadvantage.

Relationship building skills

  • Ability to collaborate and develop partnerships.
  • Local community networks within the region.

Communication skills

  • Communication and negotiation skills.
  • Willingness to listen and learn from others and understand different points of view.
  • Ability to identify and understand new and emerging issues facing local communities.
  • Problem solving and strong decision making, drawing on local knowledge, lived experience and evidence.

Professional and/or volunteer experience

  • Experience working in sectors and industries such as:
    • community social service providers
    • health
    • education and skills
    • transport
    • business, including retail, manufacturing, and tourism
    • voluntary community work.

Relevant professional skills will be desirable, including; facilitation, strategic planning and the ability to bring together information from various sources.

What you need to apply

All applications will be assessed against the criteria outlined in the position description. A selection panel will shortlist applicants against the criteria and conduct interviews.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo probity checks, including a national police check. They will also be required to declare any private interests and awareness of any potential conflicts of interest. Recommendations of suitable candidates will be provided to the responsible Minister for consideration.

Applicants are required to register an account on the Join a Public Board website ( Link ) prior to applying online.

If you are interested in applying for a position, click on the ‘Apply Now' button above. Applicants should read the Terms of Reference and Position Description prior to applying. When you click the 'Apply Now' button, you will be taken to the online application form.

You will be required to:

  1. provide personal information and contact details
  2. answer position related questions
  3. Insert video link (if applying by video)
  4. respond to the key selection criteria (as outlined in the position description)
  5. supply a current personal CV.

All documents, including your personal CV are to be attached as a Microsoft Office Word document (.docx).

Applicants with further enquiries may contact Jessica Boyle on 0459 849 073.

Applications close at 11.59pm on Sunday 15 October 2023.

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