Communication and Management Assistant in Wonthaggi at Ventia

Date Posted: 9/25/2022

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Job Description

An exciting opportunity with our partners at Watersure has become available for the position of Communication and Management Assistant, reporting to the Plant Director.

Located one and a half hours from the centre of Melbourne, Watersure is a thriving business in Wonthaggi on the beautiful Bass Coast. Responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Victorian Desalination Project we strive to achieve our Zero Harm objective of protecting our people, assets, and environment. Working together as one team we take pride in our achievements, expertise, technology, and innovation.

About the role
Reporting to the Plant Director, the Communication and Management Assistant role is a full-time permanent position that will contribute to the management of community involvement and administration support of the Victorian Desalination Project.
The successful applicant will have a growth mindset, be focused on teamwork and collaboration, and driven to build lasting relationships across the organisation.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Development and implementation of team communication and engagement strategies
  • Implementation of Watersure internal and external communication
  • Administration of contractual compliance regarding community and landowner engagement
  • Administration of Watersure Corporate Social Responsibility activities including (but not limited to) scholarship programmes, vacation work opportunities, work experience placements, schools’ education support programmes
  • Administration, coordination, and support to the Senior Management Team
  • Arrange and assist in coordinating meetings, company events and conferences
  • Preparation of presentations, reports, agendas, and correspondence

About you

Our ideal candidate will have formal qualifications in Communications or Education (or equivalent). Ideally, they will have a minimum of five years’ experience in a similar role in a comparable environment. This is a site-based position, with some workplace flexibility available in accordance with business requirements.

Other key skills and capabilities include:

  • Stakeholder management experience
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to professionally represent the Company in any forum
  • Strong communication, influencing and interpersonal skills, with the ability to relate well to others at all levels of the organisation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer literacy skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Continuous improvement and flexible mindset

How to express interest in this position:

If this sounds like you, click ‘APPLY NOW’ or forward your up to date resume and cover letter to Please email if you require more information or to have a confidential discussion about the role. 

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

Formal offer of employment is subject to standard pre-employment checks including medical and other background checks.

To find out more about the Victorian Desalination Plant, please visit

Watersure celebrates diversity and encourages applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and identities to apply.

Our company policy requires all employees, contractors and visitors to site to be at least double vaccinated against COVID-19. We may ask you to provide proof of your vaccination status during the recruitment process, this information will be handled in accordance with applicable Privacy Legislation.


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