Job advertisement: Business Resilience Officer

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Are you the type of person who anticipates future challenges and comes up with potential solutions? Have you thought about a career helping industries and businesses prepare for potential disasters?

Read the job advertisement for a Business Resilience Officer to get an idea of what this kind of role involves, and what employers look for in applicants.

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Business Resilience Officer

Salty Shire Council, Victoria, Australia

  • 9-day/72.5 hour fortnight
  • $77, 900 – 84,360 pa
  • up to 12% superannuation + leave loading*
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Location: Salty Shire region, personal vehicle required

Do you want to use your degree to help a diverse community thrive?

The Salty Shire Council serves the townships and urban centres in this diverse region spanning more than 1000 square kilometres. Employing over 400 people, the council is dedicated to servicing the needs of local communities, improving the lifestyle of residents, and helping the local economy thrive.

Would you like to be part of the new economic development team at the Salty Shire Council? As a Business Resilience Officer, you will collaborate with the Economic Development Branch, focusing on ways to address the changing needs of the community.

You will;

  • contribute to building a more resilient economy in the region, providing individual support and enabling local businesses to grow and survive in the face of challenges such as climate change, natural disasters, geopolitical conflict affecting trade*, and pandemics
  • conduct research to find vulnerable local industries and businesses and design interventions.

 You will have;

  • a recognised undergraduate qualification relevant to economic development, business management, commerce or marketing; or 8+ years of relevant experience
  • a desire to solve problems and implement solutions, promote collaboration, and facilitate small work groups
  • highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate persuasively, engage in active listening*, consult with a wide range of people at all levels
  • the ability to prepare professional business communication such as reports, presentations, and project documents.

How to Apply

Please upload your current resume and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements of this role.

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