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Advisor To The Office Of The Lord Mayor

City of Adelaide - Adelaide, SA

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


  • A challenge around every corner
  • A brilliant city, an exciting lifestyle
  • Full Time, 3-Year Fixed Term Contract Opportunity

About the Opportunity

In this exciting, fast-paced role you will provide strategic, political and governance advice to the Lord Mayor to assist in their Capital City and civic leadership responsibilities. You will liaise between the Lord Mayor, Elected Members, the Administration, key stakeholders and the community to influence and promote the development of effective relationships and deliver the best outcomes for Council and the City of Adelaide, in line with our Strategic Plan. With a firm focus on supporting our City as we grow and recover from the impacts of COVID-19, this is an exciting time to join a committed team and play a key role in supporting the Lord Mayor and the organisation to deliver on projects and outcomes that will truly make a difference to our community. 

In this role you will pre-empt and proactively seek information, maintain awareness and provide strategic advice on a wide range of sensitive, complex and political matters. This will include researching and preparing Council reports, motions, submissions and correspondence on policy matters and strategic priorities as well as facilitating responses to enquiries, information requests and matters of concern addressed to the Office of the Lord Mayor. You will prepare, review and provide briefings to support the Lord Mayor’s leadership of Council business, including meetings of Council, The Committee, the Capital City Committee, the Audit Committee, the Reconciliation Committee and the Adelaide Park Lands Authority (APLA).

A key part of your role will be developing and maintaining effective relationships with Local, State and Federal Elected Members, Ministerial Offices and Departments on a broad range of matters, projects and opportunities. You will also manage and provide advice on a broad range of special projects, community initiatives, forums, civic functions and other activities on behalf of the Office of the Lord Mayor, including joining the Lord Mayor in key meetings and events.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • An understanding of political processes and protocols at a Federal, State and Local Government level.
  • The ability to efficiently analyse complex, politically sensitive information and formulate measured responses to minimise risk and identify opportunities.
  • Proven experience in the development of a range of professional documents, including correspondence, presentations, submissions, briefing papers and reports.
  • Ability to effectively lead, influence and manage projects in a highly accountable environment.
  • Demonstrable experience in working in a high-profile and high-pressure environment requiring professionalism, diplomacy and confidentiality.
  • The appetite to make a difference, be proactive and work as part of a highly efficient and productive team to get things done.

About Us

From the start, the vision for Adelaide was a city of the future – one that celebrated its unique natural surrounds and structured its footprint in a way that would allow it to adapt to the changing needs of the community and a dynamic global landscape. Our focus is on our community’s wellbeing and quality of life - investing in city improvements and on future planning, so we continue to design a liveable city where future generations can continue to live authentic and meaningful lives. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and be a bigger part of our amazing city!

To find out more about our city click here.

The Office of the Lord Mayor supports the Lord Mayor to fulfil the organisation's Capital City leadership responsibilities and supports Council Members to provide efficient and effective governance for our City and its people.

At the City of Adelaide, we thrive in an environment that is welcoming, inclusive and safe, and celebrates difference. We value and embrace our diverse perspectives and recognise the value diversity has in fuelling innovation and enabling brilliant experiences for our diverse community.

For Further Enquiries & How to Apply

All enquiries regarding this position will remain private and confidential and can be directed to Naomi Marsh, Executive Manager, Office of the Lord Mayor on 08 8203 7446.

Please submit a Resume and a Cover Letter expressing the skills, experience and qualities you can bring to this position addressed to Naomi Marsh, Executive Manager, Office of the Lord Mayor.

Please review the position description prior to submitting an application by following the prompts to apply or visit www.cityofadelaide.com.au/careers

Applications close midnight Sunday 16 May 2021.

Please be advised this is a full-time, 3-year contract opportunity with a starting salary at the Level 8 Classification commencing at $116,551 + 9.5% superannuation.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, and people living with disability to apply.

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace.

Adelaide, SA

Government, Defence & Emergency


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