NGO Recruitment’s NFP Hiring insights and salary snapshot 2022

Head of Government Relations

Organisation Name SecondBite
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2022-09-20
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 967823
  • End food waste and hunger for all Australians
  • Candidates ideally with a social change agenda in government, PR or philanthropy
  • Full-time opportunity with working from home flexibility


The Organisation

SecondBite exists to ensure that good food destined for waste reaches people facing hunger and food insecurity therefore addressing critical social, environmental, and economic challenges.

SecondBite’s mission is to be the partner of choice for the rescue of good food destined for waste, and to redirect it to community organisations across the country. To date SecondBite has rescued and distributed the equivalent of over 100 million meals.

As an effective and reliable national food rescue and distribution system, SecondBite aims to be the expert and first choice of primary producers, manufacturers and retailers who wish to donate their excess food which would otherwise go to waste.

SecondBite’s values
  • Making a difference
  • Supporting each other to succeed together
  • Show appreciation and acknowledge others
  • Share information and communicate openly
The Role

As a member of SecondBite’s leadership team you will lead government engagement strategies, leveraging relationships to advance the organisation’s vision and purpose.

In this hands-on role you will influence relationships, partnerships, and profile to diversify income, and continuously improve engagement and investment strategies underpinning financial sustainability and reach.

You will also be expected to:
  • Create strategies driving the growth of major government funding and local partnerships
  • Advocate with State and Federal Government and the food rescue sector
  • Meet donor/government submissions standards, deliver grant applications and acquittals
Skills Required

You have demonstrable commitment to social justice and a drive to create a fairer waste and hunger free Australia. You have significant high level government relations, media, public relations and/or philanthropy experience gained in like-minded campaign driven organisations, well known for negotiation facilitation, networking and fundraising.

Additionally, you have;
  • Tertiary study in media, journalism, government relations, comms or similar
  • Stakeholder engagement skills and networks in the political system
  • A background in researching/writing submissions, grants, reports, and papers
  • Planning skills to identify and evaluate government funding opportunities
If playing a major part in this watershed time to eliminate food insecurity and food waste for all Australians, then please submit your expression of interest including a cover letter responding to the skills required, alternatively please contact Anna Skeels on 03 8080 8978

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested, we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.