Job Details
  • Reference385414A_1641347265
  • LocationMelbourne
  • SalaryUp to AU$60 per hour + + Super
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted24 days ago
  • ConsultantVedangi More

About the Organization:
This leading government agency supports those in need and provides tools for Australians to be able to achieve their goals. Their work has an impact on a significant area in the social sector, and you can contribute to the difference that they make in this role. This agency has a great team culture and excellent office locations in Geelong and Melbourne.

About the Team:
The Mainstream Interface & Royal Commissions Branch is the primary liaison and advisory for the agency's mainstream interface policy matters that arise through Disability Ministers, Disability Senior Officials, and other formal governance groups including the Younger People in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) Joint Agency Taskforce, Royal Commissions and the agency's Strategy. The branch works across the Agency to reach endorsed agency's positions on the mainstream interface and works with the Department of Social Services (DSS) and state and territory governments, through Disability Ministers and Disability Senior Officials to inform policy development, negotiations and agreement. The branch collaborates in other bilateral and multilateral government forums to inform policy decisions that align with agency's legislation, obligations and priorities, enhance outcomes for participants, are fit for purpose and maintain the intent and integrity of the scheme. It is responsible for leading and managing the agency's interactions with the YPIRAC Joint Agency Taskforce and the YPIRAC Strategy & Implementation Plan. The branch is also responsible for managing the agency's interactions with Royal Commissions including responding to requests for information, coordinating requests and investigating matters that may be of relevance to a Royal Commission. The agency's coordination team is responsible for coordinating agency feedback and engagement on the development and implementation of the new agency strategy.

About the Role:
The APS6 Policy Officer (Labour Hire) is accountable under limited direction to undertake complex work that is guided by legislation, policies, procedures, standards, methodologies and precedents. The position will provide detailed technical, professional, policy, operational support and advice in relation to complex problems. It may be required to coordinate and assist in the strategic planning, program and project management and policy development that support the agency's objectives. The APS6 Policy Officer (Labour Hire) will have a considerable level of public contact in relation to complex, difficult or sensitive issues. It may liaise with a range of internal and external stakeholders in a representational role on behalf of the branch.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Working with internal business areas, the Department of Social Services (DSS), Department of Health (DOH) and relevant government bodies to implement the YPIRAC Strategy and other aged care interface policy matters.
  • Preparing policy papers, seeking and building subject matter expertise and advice to form an Agency position which addresses risks to the Scheme and improves outcomes for participants.
  • Contributing to the development of comprehensive briefings and correspondence to support senior executives to proactively engage in policy discussions with governments and key stakeholders.
  • Collating, analysing, interpreting and synthesising information into concise findings to support policy positions and government direction.
  • Coordinating, reviewing and preparing a range of materials including discussion papers, agendas, minutes and reports.
  • Contributing to performance and reporting requirements to ensure they are met within timeframes and quality expectations.
  • Identifying emerging issues in implementing the YPIRAC Strategy and/or across aged care interface and presenting proposed solutions.

What you will bring to the role:

  • Strong and adaptable communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in building relationships both with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work within and across teams and adapt quickly to a changing environment
  • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to prioritise and allocate tasks in an efficient manner while also maintaining high work standards and accuracy

You MUST be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to be considered for this opportunity and eligible to clear a national police check.

How to apply:
Please click 'APPLY" to upload your details and resume to be considered for this role. You can also send in your resumes directly to or call me on 0469 889 351 for a confidential chat regarding the role.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 11/1/22 at 12pm