Partnerships Coordinator

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Fixed Term Contract
Melbourne - Western Region
Business Development, Environment, Management

Our Organisation

We love water and love life. What we do makes a vital contribution to Melbourne’s famous lifestyle. We achieve this by supplying high quality drinking water, providing outstanding sewerage services, integrating drainage systems, building resilience to flooding and by enhancing our waterway and land for greater community use. It’s a pride we share in helping to make greater Melbourne a fantastic place to live.

Reporting to the Principal, Integrated Services Engagement you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference and add to our work environment, within a place where you can learn and perform to your fullest potential.

The Role

In this 12 month fixed term contract, you will work with the community and key agencies coordinating an ambitious program of landscape restoration in the west of Melbourne, creating productive and healthy landscapes. The Partnerships Coordinator will be responsible for driving a long-term collaborative project where local communities work together with all levels of government and businesses to achieve the best outcome for the region in the most effective and sustainable way.

You will need to demonstrate a genuine connection with the people and place of the upper Werribee catchment, and have the opportunity to bring together your grassroots engagement, relationship building, and project management skills in a truly meaningful role.

Make an Impact

Become part of a talented and passionate team dedicated to enhancing life and liveability in Melbourne and beyond. Doing truly meaningful work in a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to make the most of your talents.

We provide a range of employee benefits that will make your experience working at Melbourne Water both professionally and personally rewarding.


Melbourne Water is committed to flexible working. We offer a variety of flexible arrangements to suit our employees varied needs and the business, including purchased leave, varied start and finish times, working from alternative locations, part time work and 9-day fortnights. We understand that Melbourne Water and our customers benefit from enabling our employees to achieve balance in work and life.

Growth & Development

We’re a curious bunch at Melbourne Water and relish any opportunity to learn something new. We are in the business of enhancing life and liveability, which lends itself to re-imagining what’s possible and challenging the status quo. We offer a variety of learning opportunities; from formal development programs, digital learning content and lunch & learns; to visiting our sites and getting to see our initiatives and projects first hand. We believe that learning happens every day, so we support our people to continuously learn and experiment in the flow of their work, designing their own development path.


Our people are passionate, welcoming and inclusive. We welcome applications from everyone, including people with disability, mature age and young job seekers, members of the LGBTI+ community, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Melbourne Water welcomes and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Your Skills and Experience

The Partnerships Coordinator primarily exists to lead collaborative projects and supporting tasks that deliver on Regional Catchment Strategy performance objectives.  The role may also be required to support initiatives that deliver on other performance objectives for other key strategies as required.

  • A sound understanding of innovative collaboration and engagement approaches.
  • Demonstrated coordination of significant projects on time, within budget, and in collaboration with multiple external partners.
  • Proven ability to provide executive support for groups and organisations.
  • Experience in developing contracts with service deliverers and overseeing their delivery.
  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills including facilitation, presentation and consultation with a wide range of audiences. A high level of written and report writing skills is essential.
  • Ability to think creatively, to work under pressure and recognise and respond to sensitive issues.

Your significant experience in environmental and natural resource management and strong knowledge of environmental issues relating to the Werribee Catchment will help you succeed in this role.

For more information, please see the attached Position Description

How to apply

Click on the "apply" button and complete the online application form.

Closing date: 7th JULY 2022 at 11:55pm AEST

Please note a Police Check and Driver’s License is required for this position.

Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status.

Please note Melbourne Water employees, contractors/service providers who have worked with Melbourne Water for more than 12 months can apply for internal roles.

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