NGO Recruitment’s NFP Hiring insights and salary snapshot 2022

Director of Government Relations

Organisation Name SecondBite
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2022-11-10
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 967823
  • End food waste and hunger for all Australians
  • Would suit candidates who have led a social change agenda
  • 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

In this newly created role, reporting to the CEO and sitting on the leadership team, you will lead government engagement strategies, leveraging relationships to advance the organisation’s vision and purpose and diversify income - underpinning financial sustainability.

You will also be expected to:
  • Create strategies that attract government funding and local partnerships
  • Advocate with State and Federal Government and the wider food rescue sector
  • Create and maintain external relationships to uncover innovative advocacy pathways.

Skills Required

You have demonstrable commitment to social justice and a drive to create a fairer waste and hunger free Australia. You have worked closely with government, media, public relations and/or philanthropy via like-minded campaign driven organisations.

Additionally, you have;
  • Experience developing and maintaining a diverse range of stakeholder relationships
  • Strategic planning skills that identify & critically evaluate advocacy tactics
  • Knowledge that uncovers and evaluates 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 above, alternatively contact Anna Skeels via 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.