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Government Relations Manager

Tattarang - Perth, WA

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Tattarang is one of Australia’s largest private investment groups and is owned by the Forrest family. Our investment portfolio spans across agri-food, energy, resources, property, hospitality, sport and entertainment. The group is made up of six business divisions: Fiveight, Harvest Road, SFM Marine, Squadron Energy, Wyloo Metals and Z1Z. We believe in investing for growth and pursue opportunities in both the listed and unlisted space with a long-term investment horizon.

Minderoo Foundation is a modern philanthropic organisation. We take on tough, persistent issues with the potential to drive massive change. We incubate ideas and accelerate impact. We push the limits of what is believed possible. Minderoo Foundation is independent, forward thinking and seeks effective, scalable solutions. We are proudly Australian, and one of Asia’s largest philanthropies, with AUD $2 billion committed to a range of global initiatives. Our team comprises over 100 employees across seven locations.

About the Role

Based in our iconic offices on the Swan River, this role sits within our Central Operations team, delivering functional expertise as part of a joint team where business and philanthropy intersect. Reporting to the Director of External Affairs and Communications the government relations manager will provide expert advice and advocacy to the leadership of Tattarang and Minderoo on their relationship with the Government of Western Australia, its various departments, local government, industry and business, community groups and other stakeholders.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide expert advice and advocacy to the leadership of Tattarang and Minderoo on their relationship with the Government of Western Australia, its various departments, local government, industry and business, community groups, and other stakeholders.
  • Provide advice on highly complex issues impacting the commercial and philanthropic work of Tattarang and Minderoo.
  • Lead and manage the development and implementation of a range of strategies, programs, and policy proposals for engagement with key ministers, ministerial advisers, shadow ministers, departmental officials at state and local government levels.
  • Lead and manage the planning and implementation of meetings and events involving Ministers, Shadow Ministers, MPs, senior state government, and local government officials.
  • Build and sustain strategic professional networks and high-level relationships with an extensive network of Government Ministers and MPs, relevant key ministerial advisers, Shadow Ministers, and MPs, to ensure strong relationships and efficient access to key politicians and officials.
  • Undertake research and prepare briefing papers, responses to changes in relevant government policies, legislation, and regulation, as well as preparing talking points, backgrounders, speech information, and order of proceedings for the senior management for key government internal and external engagements.

About You

To be successful in this role you must have significant years of relevant experience working in political office as an elected official or advisor in a government department, political consultancy, or in political journalism. 

Experience working as a Government relations advisor in the corporate sector.

Proven ability to write clear, comprehensive, compelling submissions, strategy and briefing papers, reports, and presentations.

Of vital importance is that you will be a solutions-oriented and self-motivated individual who will possess an abundance of positivity, initiative, and a passion for embracing our philosophy and living our values.

Are you prepared to be challenged and stretched in ways you have never considered? 

Are you resilient enough to bounce back up, dust yourself off and go again with enthusiasm and a never, ever give up attitude after being knocked back or pushed down?

Next Steps

Please attach your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are up for the challenge!

Please Note: Applications close on 28 / 5 /2021

Tattarang and Minderoo Foundation embraces Equal Opportunity and promotes diversity. We actively encourage Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, men and women of all backgrounds, ages, sexual orientation, and People with Disability to apply.