Job Details
  • Reference380247A_1631175810
  • LocationCanberra, Australian Capital Territory
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted15 days 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 - Program on a contract for 9 months.

About the Role:

Program Management professionals plan and undertake administration of a specific program. They oversee the purpose and status of the program and ensure all goals and timeframes are met.

Assistant Directors support the agency by ensuring the high quality and consistent delivery of its programs. Working under the broad direction of a Director, they are expected to optimise the effectiveness of programs in their area of responsibility. In performing a leadership role, they undertake strategic planning and drive innovation and changes in workplace practices. They may manage program staff and play a key role in developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Duties may include some or all of the following:

  • oversee the implementation of programs administered by the agency and report on program performance to ensure ongoing program effectiveness
  • manage the implementation of operational, policy, procedural and customer service initiatives as they relate to service delivery programs and related change initiatives
  • lead and manage program staff and oversee the management of performance, attendance and health and well-being
  • develop staff capability through coaching, mentoring and succession planning
  • negotiate, engage and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders to deliver program services, build service delivery capability and promote the agency's services
  • attend interagency meetings and forums to obtain and share information
  • represent the work area or agency at external and cross-agency forums, including conferences and meetings
  • contribute to strategic planning for programs with a particular emphasis on addressing the service delivery needs of different community groups
  • build relationships with key customer cohorts, local community groups, third party organisations and networks and identify opportunities for partnerships
  • provide high-level program advice, procedural guidance and interpretation to staff including strategic advice to the Executive where appropriate
  • develop and implement work area plans to meet demands and respond to change, providing strategic directions for work area and allocating resources
  • collaborate and build strong relationships with the agency's program branches and key agencies at all tiers of government to support the efficient delivery of government services
  • prepare a range of written material including business cases, reports, executive briefs and corporate documentation
  • contribute to the management of program budgets, staffing resources and associated corporate reporting
  • support innovation and manage and lead change
  • exercise appropriate delegations in accordance with legislation and guidelines.

Knowledge required:

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • the programs and services administered by the agency
  • project and program management frameworks and policies
  • diversity and cultural sensitivities
  • relevant service models, including the agency's Service Delivery Operating Model
  • legislation, policies, procedures and information management requirements relevant to the work area
  • the role of the agency and its strategic direction
  • people policies and procedures including leave and performance management guidelines
  • the agency's privacy, ethics, workplace health and safety and security protocols
  • relevant business systems and tools.

Skills & Experience:

The ability to:

  • understand the audience and context and effectively tailor communication and communication styles
  • build relationships and engage with diverse groups of people
  • negotiate and influence in an effective way
  • understand change and communicate it to staff in a meaningful way
  • collaborate with other staff in their immediate area and in other areas of the agency
  • represent the agency in interagency meetings and forums
  • research, analyse and make sound decisions using appropriate judgement
  • plan strategically and prioritise workload for self and teams to accomplish business outcomes
  • oversee, manage and support staff.

Mandatory Requirements:

Security Clearance may be required for this position.

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.