Job Details
  • Reference379271A_1629360361
  • LocationCanberra, Australian Capital Territory
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantGillian Stewart

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 EL1 Assistant Director on a contract for 11 months with potential extension of 10 months.

About the Role:

The department is for an experienced EL1 officer to join the department's small Deregulation Team in the Enterprise Risk, Audit and Investigations Branch.

The role provides the opportunity to influence and shape the department's deregulation engagement activities and overall deregulation policy and strategy.

As a member of the Deregulation Team you will be expected to:

  • Lead (develop, implement, manage, maintain, monitor, assess and review) activities that influence, shape and implement DESE's approach to deregulation, including:
    • developing and implementing a framework and strategy to support the Department's implementation and promotion of the Government's Deregulation Agenda
    • developing and providing deregulation policy advice to business areas on the implementation of the Deregulation Agenda
    • developing and providing deregulation policy advice to Portfolio agencies, departmental stakeholders and external agencies to leverage deregulation opportunities, contribute to the development and implementation of Whole of Government regulatory policy and share information.
  • Maintain an awareness of emerging deregulation policy and measures to ensure our engagement is aligned with the government's approach
  • Identify, research, evaluate (risks, opportunities, benefits), develop and provide advice on different issues and options to:
    • Enhance the Team's and Department's influence
    • Achieve deregulation and better practice regulation
    • Implement the government's approach to deregulation.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Developing and leading the implementation of a deregulation framework and supporting engagement strategy and activities in line with changing policy requirements, including but not limited to:
    • Identifying opportunities and partnering with internal business areas and governance committees to embed and promote deregulation in DESE's operations and evaluating engagement with the deregulation program
    • Managing the stakeholder database.
  • Progress department's implementation of the Deregulation Agenda using good judgement and strategic thinking to:
  • Plan and execute methods for engaging internal stakeholders, including the Deregulation Champion, Deregulation Working Group, Executive and Portfolio deregulation stakeholders, in complex and sensitive internal and external policy issues, processes and decisions
  • Respond to complex and sensitive requests for policy advice (for example change management)
  • Manage the development and implementation of high-quality, strategic internal deregulation communications plans and content by the Communications Branch, including:
    • a deregulation newsletter
    • key messages / standard words
    • intranet presence
    • Internal engagement calendar and activities

Skills & Experience:

  • Responds to change and uncertainty in a positive and flexible manner and with a 'can do' attitude
  • Be proactive (drive own work), think strategically and be focused on delivering quality outcomes
  • Ability to manage tight and competing deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to liaise effectively with and develop and maintain productive relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience drafting guidance and advice to a high standard

Mandatory Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will be required to have a Baseline security clearance.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Gillian Stewart on 02 6268 9935 or email for further discussion.