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Executive Assistant to the Mayor & Councillors

Full Time

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Job no: 494047
Categories: Administration and Office Support

  • Permanent Full Time position
  • Salary from $100,900 + Superannuation
  • Play a key role in Good Governance by Design

About Us

Monash is a dynamic organisation committed to providing excellence in service delivery. Located in the eastern region, Monash is a cosmopolitan and culturally diverse city, close to the demographic centre of Melbourne.


The Governance & Legal Department promotes Good Governance by Design.  We view good governance as an asset.  We work collaboratively to ensure the highest standards of governance, including ensuring that the organisation achieves the greatest value from meeting its obligations under the Local Government Act 2020 and other legislation.


About the Position:

You will provide high level Executive Support to the Mayor and Councillors.  You will use your excellent interpersonal skills to develop positive working relationships across the organisation.  As a result, you will play a key role in ensuring good governance at Monash.


Skills and Experience:

The successful applicant will demonstrate:

  • High level emotional intelligence and the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships.
  • A strong orientation to delivering a positive customer experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Confidentiality, tact and discretion.
  • Highly-developed negotiation skills.
  • A commitment to ongoing service enhancement, including digitisation.


Requirement of the position (if applicable):

  • Minimum three-years-experience in a similar role.
  • Employee Working with Children’s Check
  • Satisfactory National Police Check; and
  • Other pre-employment checks may be required depending on the role requirements.


Essential Information:

In accordance with the Chief Health Officer direction, all local government employees must be fully vaccinated from 26 November, 2021. Successful candidates will be required to demonstrate evidence of vaccination status or medical exemption prior to commencement.


What We Offer:

As a City of Monash employee, your personal and professional development is a key focus. You will have access to a vibrant health and well-being program, flexible working arrangements and training opportunities.

In accordance with the Public Health Orders, successful candidates will be required to demonstrate evidence of an approved COVID-19 vaccination or authorised medical exemption by (first dose required by 22 Oct, second dose by 29 Nov).

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter outlining your experience and how it relates to the role.

Applications are currently open, with a closing date of 5 July 2022 at 11:55pm.



If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact Rob Pedder – Manager Governance & Legal via email at  


Monash Council is committed to be a flexible, safe, equal and inclusive workplace where we embrace and support diversity.

 As an Equal Opportunity employer, we encourage applications from people who are from different backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people of any age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation and cultural background. If you have a reasonable adjustment, support or access requirement, we encourage you to let us know through your application or email

 We are also committed to being a Child Safe organisation and have zero tolerance to child abuse.

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