LGNSW Positions Vacant

Industrial Officer

  • Peak industry association
  • High profile role in a busy work environment
  • Attractive remuneration package
Local Government NSW (LGNSW) is the registered employer body and peak industry body representing councils in NSW. LGNSW is seeking to employ a suitably qualified and experienced industrial relations professional on a permanent basis.
As a member of the Industrial Relations Unit, your responsibilities will include:
  • Representing LGNSW and its members before State and Federal courts and tribunals;
  • Providing advice on a broad range of industrial relations, employment and human resources related issues, including but not limited to: performance management, recruitment, termination of employment, anti-discrimination, WHS, privacy and workplace reform;
  • Interpreting, negotiating, drafting and providing advice on awards, enterprise agreements, contracts of employment, employment related policies and legislation;
  • Drafting reports, submissions and legal documents;
  • Represent LGNSW on external committees and working parties.
To be successful in this role you will be a team player with experience appearing before State and/or Federal industrial relations tribunals, have excellent communication and advocacy skills and a well-developed understanding of State and Federal industrial relations systems, human resources management, employment legislation and workplace reform. 
You will also possess tertiary qualifications in industrial relations, human resources management, law or an associated discipline.
LGNSW offers excellent conditions of employment, which may include working a 19 day month. The position also comes with an attractive salary that is dependent upon experience. Applicants must be willing to travel regularly.
Download the position description and selection criteria. Please forward cover letter, resume and response to selection criteria to lgms@lgnsw.org.au
For further details about the role please call Adam Dansie (Senior Manager Industrial Relations) on (02) 9242 4140 during business hours.
Applications open.

Strategy Manager - Infrastructure and Planning

  • Sydney CBD location
  • Established and respected organisation
  • Competitive salary 
We seek an excellent leader with a track record in strategic policy and legislative environments, to lead a specialist team to research, develop and implement policies and strategies which influence policy outcomes for local government in NSW.

The organisation

Local Government NSW (LGNSW) is the peak body for local government in NSW, representing councils and related member organisations. With a proud 100+ year history, LGNSW develops  an effective community-based system of local government in NSW; advocates on behalf of members to influence policy directions of State and Commonwealth Governments and provides a range of services including, industrial relations, legal advice, management services and training.

The position

The Strategy Manager leads the local government infrastructure and planning policy portfolio, within the organisation’s advocacy division. This involves managing the coordination, development and implementation of LGNSW’s policy initiatives in this portfolio area, which includes consultation and negotiation with member councils and stakeholders.  Leading a policy team, the position provides policy and strategic advice on emerging, on-going issues and often-complex issues in the portfolio to the Director Advocacy, Chief Executive, Board and members.  

The person

Highly regarded as a collaborative leader, you will drive a positive and innovative organisational culture, providing insight and input to strategic and business planning and contribute actively to the success of the organisation. You will be from a strong policy background, with a proven track record in research, analysis of complex policy issues, identifying emerging issues, and developing evidence-based options and strategies on one or more of these significant issues: infrastructure and planning. In short, you will ‘get’ policy development and the legislative environment, and the role strategic policy plays in a member organisation. Your strengths will be in higher-order thinking, interpersonal skills and your ability to get the best out of people. The ideal candidate will possess key leadership attributes including exceptional professionalism; strong communication; strength in collaboration and stakeholder engagement; and influencing and negotiation. 

The essential requirements

  • Tertiary qualification and extensive senior experience in leading policy and research activities in one or more of the following areas: infrastructure or planning.  
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to influence, negotiate and build strong networks with practitioners and stakeholders at all levels.
  • Highly developed understanding of the policy and legislative environment of local government as well as the ability to apply research and analysis skills to a broad range of matters, and influence policy outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively managing and developing people and teams so they play a key role in the organisation’s success.
  • Successful track record in a public policy environment.
  • Advanced ability to think strategically, solve problems and deliver results.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a capacity to build and maintain effective relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders in a political environment, including senior management, staff, elected representatives, and external parties.
  • Highly developed project and team management skills with the ability to ensure projects are delivered within time, budget and quality parameters that may change and can be conflicting.

How to apply

Review the position description (PDF, 88KB) prior to submitting an application. Enquiries should be directed to Kylie Yates on 9242 4014 or jobs@lgnsw.org.au.
Your application should include a covering letter (maximum two pages) which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this position accountabilities and requirements, and an up-to-date resume (maximum four pages).

Applications close Sunday 1 October 2017

Senior Digital Content Officer

Peak body
Great projects
Full time, permanent position
Sydney CBD location 
$99,293 - $109,601 package
Local Government NSW (LGNSW) is the peak body for local government in NSW, representing councils and related member organisations. We advocate on behalf of members and their communities to influence policy and decision makers. We also provide a comprehensive range of member services, including industrial relations representation, management services and training.

The role

We seek a Senior Digital Content Officer to lead a range of exciting projects as we transform our communication and member engagement through enhanced digital communication.  We are looking for someone who is self-motivated and who has the skills and initiative to take on a wide range of projects and responsibilities, from strategy to implementation and evaluation.  Reporting to the Communication Manager, you will coordinate a range of new projects – a website redevelopment, a move to EDMs, and the creation of new digital assets.  You will also play a key role in developing and managing a new social media strategy.  You will manage our website, intranet and other digital channels.
In return, we offer opportunities to broaden your skills and create new things, a rostered day off scheme and great working conditions.

The person

You will have at least five years in a similar role with experience delivering high-quality, engaging content using a variety of digital platforms including websites, social media, and e-newsletters /electronic direct mail.  Ideally, you will live and breathe the digital landscape but, can turn your hand to more traditional communication tasks when needed. You will also have relevant tertiary qualifications in digital marketing, communication, journalism or a related field, great web writing skills, attention to detail and an understanding of web usability, SEO and WCAG2.0.  See the position description for a full list of essential requirements. 
The team
LGNSW’s communication team prides itself on doing quality work. The team is agile with a big agenda. We are modernising communication with new tools and technologies and seeking to raise member, stakeholder and community engagement. 

How to apply

Please review the position description (PDF, 112KB) prior to submitting an application. 
Applications should include: 
- a covering letter (maximum two pages) which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to the position accountabilities and requirements in the position description (PDF, 57KB)
- a document addressing each of the essential requirements in the position description (PDF, 57KB) (no  more than 150 words per criterion)
- an up-to-date resume (maximum four pages)
Please send applications to jobs@lgnsw.org.au.  Please email susan.napier@lgnsw.org.au if you have any enquiries.

Applications close: Monday, 25 September, 2017


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