First listed on: 27 July 2022

Economic Development Officer

  • Play a key role and lead Trader Association Committees to implement reforms resulting from the Retail Centre Review
  • Retail Centre Support

The Economic Development team is primarily responsible for the implementation of Council’s Economic Development Plan, the team deliver strategic insight into the state of the local business sector making recommendation for necessary interventions to strengthen economic outcomes. The team also establishes and influences regional investment outcomes and ensure partnerships are harnessed to ensure optimal sectoral benefit.


As the Economic Development Officer for Retail Centres you will:

  • Proactively work with Trader Association (TA) Committees to implement the suite of governance reforms resulting from the Retail Centre Review
  • Represent Council as a voting member at TA Committee Meetings.
  • Manage the TA reporting requirements and quarterly payments via the SmartyGrants platform
  • Undertake annual trader surveys across the 11 Centres
  • Support Centre Managers and TA Committees by attending strategic planning workshops 
  • Coordinate quarterly professional development workshops with the Centre Managers
  • Monitor, evaluate and report to Council on the performance of each TA & Centre Manager


You will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant discipline and or relevant experience eg Economic Development or Business marketing
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the issues facing businesses and trader associations
  • Knowledge of committee operations and governance
  • Knowledge of Special Rate and Charge Schemes and how they support our retail shopping precincts
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to build relationships, influence & negotiate desired outcomes with internal and external stakeholders
  • Evidence of COVID vaccination 


What’s on offer:

  • Temporary full time 38 hours per week, plus monthly rostered day off
  • October 2022 to March 2025
  • Attractive salary arrange $89,269.36 to $97,051.83 plus super
  • Be part of a progressive, energetic and supportive team
  • Great working conditions and a variety of leave arrangements
  • Learning and development and health & wellbeing opportunities
  • Greensborough Office location


Our Staff choose to align their career with Banyule by living the values of Respect, Integrity, Responsibility, Initiative and Inclusion, strong learning and development culture and the positive way we work in partnership with the community.  


How to apply:

For more information about this position please access a copy of the position description via the link below or to discuss your suitability, you may contact Fae Ballingall Tel: 94579805 for a confidential conversation.


To apply for this position, please include your resume and cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description. For more information on how to apply, please refer to the Application Guidelines via the link below.


Applications Close: 11.45pm Wednesday 10 August 2022


Banyule City Council is committed to being an Equal Opportunity and Child Safe employer, we value diversity and encourage people from different and diverse backgrounds to apply. If you have a reasonable adjustment, support or access requirement, we encourage you to let us know through your application or email or call 9940 4235. 


in accordance with Banyule's COVID 19 Vaccination Policy this position requires you to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If your application is successful and you are shortlisted for this role, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status.

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