Job Details
  • Reference403151A_1673504412
  • LocationMelbourne
  • SalaryUp to AU$58.50 per hour + super
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted24 days ago
  • ConsultantJohn Todd
As one of 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 APS6 Government Relations Officer on a contract for 12 months with potential extension in their fantastically located Richmond or Geelong office.

About the Role

The APS6 Government Relations Officer will connect internal and external stakeholders and play a key role in providing quality and timely reporting on matters related to engagement with Commonwealth, State and Territory officials and other external governance bodies.

The position has reasonable autonomy and accountability to exercise both initiative and judgement to contribute to the implementation of strategic change projects within the organisation and support the development of major programs agreed at relevant internal and external government forums.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and manage project plans for jurisdictional governance meetings and events in accordance with the Agency's project management framework
  • Provide specialist advice and technical expertise to staff and stakeholders
  • Perform independent research work and analysis including the preparation of draft reports, including on relevant governance activities
  • Coordinate regular governance project reporting including status updates
  • Prepare draft written material including business cases, plans, executive briefs and corporate documentation
  • Contribute to project quality management of governance tasks to ensure that deliverables are fit for purpose and meet client needs
  • Build governance-related capability by engaging and working with subject matter experts, implementing processes and tools, and undertaking continuous quality improvement of existing practises and processes
  • Maintain the register of actions, issues and risks arising from trilateral forums and prepare progress reports for the senior executive.
  • Analyse information from a variety of sources to identify and monitor emerging themes relevant to the work of the organisation or its participation in the intergovernmental forums.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Proven experience in public sector within a Government relations or similar role
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver outcomes, assisting in strategic planning, program and project management
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and reliably deliver on time in a complex environment
  • Ability to make sound judgements through research and analysis, making decisions that involve complex or escalated issues
  • Ability to prepare project artefacts and other relevant documentation, such as briefs, talking points, reports, business cases

What's in it for you:

  • Full time hours
  • 12 month contract with high possibility of extension
  • $58.50ph + super
  • Fantastic office location in Richmond or Geelong

***Mandatory: Australian Citizenship required to work within Federal Government***

It is highly desirable that the successful applicant understand or lived experience in the field of disability.

If you are interested in the role and you have the right experience for the position, please apply now following the link below. You can also email your CV for consideration to John at