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Head of Corporate Affairs

  • 932948
  • All Locations
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Remote
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • Adelaide
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Bendigo
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Full Time
  • Full and/or Part Time
  • Closing at: Aug 10 2022 at 17:00 AEST


On our journey to be Australia’s Bank of choice, we continue to set the example of how banking should be: progressive, innovative, sustainable, shared, and most importantly, trusted.


Our Corporate & Public Affairs division is the custodian of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s brand and reputation in the media and public domain.  The division has accountability to shape and maximise the Bank’s position through its external voice, as well as to develop an agenda to champion our point of difference and influence all stakeholder groups including government, industry and community. 


Sitting within this division, Corporate Affairs supports the Bank’s strategy by engaging with government and industry, sharing unique insights and knowledge, influencing policy development and public debate, as well as harnessing the collective power of the network.  We do this through government relations, industry relations, public policy development, advocacy and engagement and thought leadership.


As the Head of Corporate Affairs you will lead a small team of government, industry and policy experts and play a core role in shaping and telling the Group’s story and building brand strength.  Your key focuses will be:

  • Implementation and execution of our government, industry and partner relationship strategies
  • Leading the Bank’s work plans and working relationship with the ABA, BCA and other key industry and partner groups
  • Engagement, relationship building and advocacy with new government stakeholders
  • Leveraging external stakeholder relationships and finding opportunities to lift the Bank’s voice in these forums


The successful candidate will bring:

  • Experience identifying and defining policy priorities, as well as developing and implementing a relevant policy engagement response
  • Exceptional stakeholder engagement and management skills with key internal (including C-suite and board members) and external (including government, industry, community and corporate partners) stakeholders
  • The ability to identify and anticipate strategically significant issues to inform and shape the Bank’s public affairs agenda
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills with the ability to comprehend and effectively communicate complex issues
  • Demonstrated people-leadership skills
  • A background in banking, corporate affairs, sustainability and/or government and a strong understanding of banking and financial services


This is a full-time parental leave maximum term contract ending September 2023.  As strong supporters of flexible working arrangements let's talk about how this role could be made flexible to help better balance your life and work.


We will consider applicants based anywhere in Australia, and we’re open to people working remotely.  Our Managing Director has spoken publicly on many occasions about our Bank providing an opportunity for its employees to live and work where they love, instead of having to live where they work.




If you’re excited to be part of an organisation with a rich history and a bright future - then this could be the role for you!

Applications close 10th August.  Be quick to apply as applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, and the advert may close before the listed closing date.


At Bendigo and Adelaide Bank we believe a diverse workforce supported by an inclusive culture is central to our success and we actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity of thought to our business. We support candidate requests for adjustment to accommodate an illness, injury, or disability to equitably participate in the selection process.



It is a condition of employment with the Bank that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless you have a medical contraindication or acute illness which prevents you from receiving the vaccine and you provide satisfactory evidence of this to the Bank.

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