Director of Policy and Research
- Help shape a better future for Melbourne
- Executive leadership opportunity with key Melbourne membership advocacy group
- Exchange thought leadership with key stakeholders
Working together with members, the Committee for Melbourne (The Committee) makes a difference by challenging the status quo and encouraging thought leadership to create change through confident and influential advocacy. With over 140 member organisations drawn from across Greater Melbourne’s major corporations, small and medium businesses, academic institutions and not-for-profit entities, the Committee is an active connector. Working with, and on behalf of members, the Committee aims to ensure Melbourne’s challenges and opportunities are addressed in ways that keep the city vital, inclusive, connected, progressive and sustainable in a period of rapid technological change. As a not-for-profit member funded entity, the Committee is politically independent and entirely impartial. This uniquely placed organisation is therefore able to freely and purposefully raise issues of importance to the economic, structural, social, and environmental growth and development of Greater Melbourne.
For more information about The Committee, please visit: www.melbourne.org.au
The Committee is currently seeking a motivated and intellectually curious Director of Policy and Research to undertake high-level public policy research work on behalf of the Committee. The Director will work with Melbourne’s community and industry leaders to engage in rigorous debate and share ideas and strategies for future growth and development. The Director will work across a diverse range of subjects that include Future Economy, Infrastructure, Urban Optimisation and Liveability and consider the interplays that exist.
Reporting to the CEO, the Director Policy and Research will identify key issues affecting Melbourne’s growth and development, whilst working with members to formulate relevant and achievable strategies for change. Researching and analysing complex policy issues and providing high-level, evidence-based strategic advice are key aspects of this career defining role.
The successful candidate will be a self-motivated and innovative individual with the ability to think strategically and laterally, demonstrating the capacity to identify, research and analyse industry trends and yield value-add results. Leading a dedicated team, you will possess the ability to build and maintain high-quality and productive working relationships with a range of stakeholders. Outstanding written and verbal communication and consultation skills are essential. Tertiary qualifications preferred.
To apply – please click on “APPLY ONLINE” using reference CFMdpr0319, addressing your cover letter and resume to Kate Wheeler, or call +61 3 9016 6000 for further information.