Job Details
  • Reference380798A_1632367494
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantLeanne Porter

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage an APS5 Executive Assistant on a contract until 30 June 2022 with potential extension.

Within the Administration function an APS5 Executive Assistant is accountable under limited direction to perform and achieve moderately complex administrative support work within an integrated workforce. They are accountable to have a good understanding of and compliance to relevant legislative frameworks, government decision-making and Defence's mission and policy requirements.

Duties/Responsibilities include but not limited to :

  • Accountable for the delivery of executive support including 'front of office' functions, managing the appointment diary and meeting arrangements for the Senior Executive Service.
  • Advise, arrange, coordinate and reconcile all aspects of domestic and international travel in-line with Defence travel policy for Senior Executive Service Officers.
  • Understand and utilise with internal and external professional knowledge and experience to improve processes and work outcomes.
  • Demonstrate and apply Defence administration policy and procedures.
  • Liaise with stakeholders and visitors of all levels, building good working relationships and providing a point of contact for assistance and general enquiries.
  • Build and sustain relationships to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Take the initiative to progress work to meet business objectives.
  • Resolve problems using expertise, taking the initiative to identify alternative courses of action.
  • Administer finance support in line with Defence Chief Executive Instructions.
  • Maintain records management systems in line with Defence policies and procedures.


If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Leanne Porter on 02 6268 9926 or email Leanne.Porter@chandlermacleod.com for further discussion.