We are currently seeking applications from enthusiastic and collaborative individuals with a strategic mindset, great communication skills and situational adaptability, who are committed to improving outcomes for the communities of the Hunter.
We have three positions available in our Regional Policy and Programs Team (RPPD), which is responsible for delivering advocacy and program work across four core regional focus areas: Connectivity; Resilience; Jobs and a Growing Economy; and Livability. All roles are full time, however for the right applicants we would consider part time hours and flexible working arrangements.
The Hunter Joint Organisation (Hunter JO) is a collaborative organisation of the 10 Councils of the Hunter, that facilitates the delivery of strategic advocacy and program outcomes for the entire region. Within the organisation you will be leading local council engagement with state and federal agencies on key regional priorities.
Our principle functions include:
- Regional strategic planning and priority setting
- Intergovernmental collaboration
- Shared regional leadership and advocacy
Being a hub for local government collaboration, the Hunter JO provides a united and local voice for communities throughout the Hunter region. The Hunter JO is a growing organisation, with an exciting and diverse range of projects that are delivering real outcomes for our region.
Our current initiatives encompass many areas including regional planning and events, waste and resource recovery, environmental and community resilience, and economic development and diversification.
Collaboration is key to our success. It allows us to create innovative solutions, efficient processes, improved culture, and is a defining strength for our organisation. Council collaboration in the Hunter has a rich and dynamic history, dating back to the 1950s, and this position presents an incredible opportunity to become a part of this historic collective impact.
Our focus on place based leadership and collaborating with Councils, government, industry and community partners on the region’s key issues and priorities makes the Hunter JO a dynamic, innovative and exciting organisation in which to work. Don’t miss this opportunity to join our team!
The roles we are recruiting for include:
This role will primarily be responsible for delivering the region-wide Accelerating Event Economies project. This project is designed to enhance the attraction of major events to the Hunter and to streamline the delivery of events across Council boundaries, creating efficiency savings for event managers and planners. Beyond that, the role will be involved in delivering a range of projects contributing to the region’s economic development and transformation.
The role will deliver a range of activities that contribute directly to implementation of regional scale environmental projects being delivered by the Hunter JO. The initial focus of the role will be delivery of the grant funded “Regional Contaminated Land Capacity Building Program” and the “Transforming Resilience with the IP&R Framework Project” and beyond that the delivery of a range of projects contributing to the protection of the region’s environment.
This role will be primarily responsible for coordination of the grant funded “Simtables for Community Empowerment” project, aimed at building the resilience and capability of member councils and their communities to natural disasters. The role will also contribute to delivery of another grant funded project – “Transforming Resilience with the IP&R Framework”
It is an exciting time to get involved in the local government and public sector with many changes and opportunities facing the region. Apply today to become involved in a growing, evolving and collaborative organisation that represents the many diverse and unique communities of the Hunter!
Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that to be considered applications must include the following:
- A short cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for the role that clearly identifies which role you are applying for
- A document addressing the Essential and Desirable selection criteria.
- Up-to-date Resume / Curriculum Vitae
If you require further information relevant contact details can be found within each position description.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 pm Monday 22 November 2021.