Job Details
  • ReferenceBH-144691
  • LocationCanberra
  • SalaryCompetitive
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Posted23 days ago
  • ConsultantJess Kaur
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 Secretariat Officer on a contract for 6 months with potential extension for 6 months.

Position Overview

Assist with the end-to-end coordination of committee activities and meeting arrangements including:
  • organising travel arrangements & meeting logistics
  • production of meeting schedules & agendas
  • collation, quality assurance and distribution of meeting papers and minutes
  • drafting ‘housekeeping’ agenda papers
  • maintenance of committee records including conflict and decision registers, action lists and financial records.
  • providing related support to the chair, members and contact officers of various committees as well as senior Agency officials and program leads.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with other staff in the organisation and other agencies through effective communication, collaboration, and issues management.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives to strengthen and streamline secretariat practices, ensure compliance with governance and quality protocols, and successfully deliver secretariat milestones and outcomes.
  • Manage key administrative, procurement and financial functions within the Secretariat.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to prepare and format formal documents to meet quality standards
  • Proven ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders including the ability to work effectively as a member of a small team
  • The ability to determine priorities and be flexible, show initiative, remain composed and respond quickly when situations change
  • Ability to identify and solve problems, and provide sound advice to the Director on the business and organisation of meetings
  • Display sound judgement in managing relationships with senior leaders
 Essential requirements for this role:
  • Relevant administrative and/or secretariat experience including a strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite and experience in using associated financial and administrative systems such as TechOne, Content Manager and BoardEffect 
  • The ability to work collaboratively and productively in a virtual environment. 

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting “Apply for this job”. Alternatively, you can call Neville Smith on 02 6268 9916 or email for further discussion.