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There’s never been a better time to join the energy industry! At Western Power we’re working towards our vision for a clean energy future and we’re looking for diverse, passionate people to join our team of world leading experts.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Government Relations Specialist at our Perth CBD Office on a Full-Time permanent basis.

About this role


As the Senior Government Relations Specialist you will be required to promote Western Power’s strategic interests by working directly with key stakeholders, particularly key government stakeholders. Manages an external issues management framework to provide reputational and external stakeholder analysis and advice to assist Western Power executives and other spokespeople engage with representatives of all levels of government and key stakeholders.

  • Monitor research and evaluate energy industry issues at state, national and international levels, assess their likely impact on Western Power and provide advice to relevant internal stakeholder regarding these matters.
  • Plan, promote, implement and evaluate strategic stakeholder engagement activities in a coordinated, positive and proactive fashion in the interests of protecting and promoting Western Power’s corporate reputation and successes.
  • Develop and maintain strong and strategic external and internal relationships/links to support the development and implementation of the external issues management framework and increase Western Power’s visibility and collaboration with external bodies.
  • Provide advice to Western Power teams regarding key external issues and stakeholder management, to build capacity, confidence and ability to represent Western Power’s interests in their external facing activities and decision making.
  • Appropriately represent Western Power’s position on various issues with external stakeholders, facilitate relationships (particularly with community leaders, government stakeholders, Members of Parliament, advocacy bodies and regulators) in the interests of protecting and promoting Western Power’s corporate reputation.


About you 


We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:


  • A tertiary qualification in public / social policy, politics, management or business-related discipline.
  • Broad and extensive knowledge and expertise in managing external relations with individuals and organisations in similar businesses.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that enable effective interaction between key stakeholders.
  • Experience working in State or Federal parliamentary, political systems and processes.


Joining Western Power


Our people play a vital role in creating an innovative, safe, and supportive workplace, living our values and delivering exceptional service to the communities in which we operate.

We are committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, women, young & mature age workers, the LGBTQI+ community.


We are an employer of choice, offering our employees a range of benefits that include:


  • Competitive salary plus 11% superannuation
  • Flexible work arrangements that support part time work, flexible working hours and working from home arrangements
  • Professional Development opportunities including training initiatives and study assistance
  • An award-winning employee recognition and benefits programme
  • Access to five Employee Network Groups – First Nations, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, Diverse Sexualities and Genders, Women, and People with Disability – which celebrate and communicate the diversity of our workforce and connect diversity and inclusion to our broader business activities
  • The opportunity to purchase up to four weeks of additional leave per year
  • Access to salary packaging, social club activities, and discounted health insurance and gym membership


Important information


We are committed to our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2021 - 2027 and ensuring that people with disability have equal opportunities to gain and maintain employment with Western Power. It is strongly encouraged that people with a disability who meet the inherent requirements of the position description apply for this role.


We are also proud to have launched our Innovate RAP in Mar 2022 (Reconciliation Action Plan). Our Innovate RAP outlines our commitment to the Reconciliation journey in WA.


Please note that final stages of our recruitment process require completed Background & Assessment Checks. This includes a current police clearance (issued within the last six months), checks on documentation and references which verify your identity and qualifications, and a medical assessment.


Join us and play a part in powering the future of Western Australia.


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Applications close on 24 May 2024


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Join us and play a part in powering the future of Western Australia.