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  • Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator (Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander identified position)
  •  Join us in making an impact on Diversity & Inclusion including implementation of our Reconciliation Action Plan
  •  Opportunity to work from home, Mitcham office or third space

Who are we?

Yarra Valley Water provides essential water supply and sanitation services to over 1.7 million people who live and work in the northern and eastern suburbs of Melbourne.  In recent surveys, our staff noted many positive reasons for working at Yarra Valley Water – with majority rating 'the people' as the top reason why they enjoy working here.

Our award-winning culture fosters an inclusive, collaborative work environment and provides development opportunities and flexibility.  Our long-term strategy includes a commitment to put customers at the centre of how we think, and what we do, and to adopt a restorative approach to looking after the environment.

The Role
We are seeking a Coordinator who is passionate about diversity & inclusion, where you will be given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience leading and contributing to projects under our Diversity & Inclusion Strategy, Reconciliation Action Plan and Gender Equality Action Plan. You will also support our team to deliver internal events to mark days of significance and provide administrative support to our internal groups such as the Pride Network and Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

We are committed to creating a workplace that is culturally safe for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. As such, we are actively seeking applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates for this position.

To view the position description please click here

What can we offer?

  • Hybrid working environment (opportunity to work from home, our Mitcham office or a third space)
  • Professional learning and development opportunities
  • Paid sorry business or ceremonial leave
  • 14 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Flexible work options including part time hours
  • Our Mitcham site offers an onsite cafeteria and green spaces with outdoor seating
  • Close to public transport and bike storage facilities

We recently welcomed our community partner - Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place (MMIGP) to our Mitcham office where they will be located while their current premises are undergoing repairs. We look forward to having MMIGP at our head office on a more regular basis and the opportunity to get to know them on a deeper level and build even stronger connections.

About You
You will be someone who enjoys working on projects; leveraging your strong communication, relationship building and problem-solving skills. Writing internal communications will also be a key responsibility for this role, to ensure employees are informed of the events and activities happening across the organisation.

Ideally you will have some experience in a coordinator type role and be open to learning new things.

Being confident using Microsoft Office programs (including Word & Powerpoint) and a natural team player will stand you in good stead for this role.

We offer a range of flexible options, including part time or school hours and are happy to discuss any options. We may be a water utility, but at heart, we're a people business. That's why we are committed to becoming a hybrid workforce. We believe it is a better way forward for our employees and the business, and therefore the customers we serve. As defined by our hybrid working principles, people are given the trust and accountability to design their day to optimise performance and well-being.  To read more about our hybrid working principles please click here.    

How to apply 

The role is an Officer Level 1 with a salary range of $76,000 plus 10.5% superannuation.

Applications should include a supporting Cover Letter and Resume. Applications for this role will close on Monday 13 June 2022

If you would like to speak to an Aboriginal person about this role and working at YVW, please contact Nina Braid, Aboriginal Partnerships Manager (0417 899 191) or Keedan Rigney, Aboriginal Partnerships Project Manager (0435 135 551). You can also speak to Rachel Speirs, Diversity & Inclusion Lead (03 9872 1429) who is the direct manager for this position.

Successful applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and agree to provide information for pre-employment checks if required for the position (which may include police records checks).