Job Details
  • Reference396629B_1659684912
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted5 days ago
  • ConsultantAshleigh Blair-heykamp

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 a Assistant Directors on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.

The Department is seeking multiple (up to 10) experienced Assistant Directors at the EL1 equivalent level to join the Research Division.

  • Spearheading development of high priority policies and drafting documents to support relevant education legislation being introduced into Parliament
  • Responding to requests (including data requests) to assist with policy and costing decisions
  • Preparing input and responses to stakeholder enquiries, ministerial correspondence, Ministerial Submissions, Senate Estimate briefs and Question Time briefs
  • Project and program management work to support delivery
  • Grant program development and management including delivery of grant process (development of guidelines and other communication material, submission of applications, assessment)
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Experience leading the implementation and delivery of programs in line with grant guidelines, legislation, policy, and procedures
  • Lead a team of professionals and the delivery of a program or policy outcome
  • Perform independent research work and analysis including the preparation of draft reports on relevant program activities and/or project milestones
  • Develop and manage project plans, including evaluation reporting
  • Anticipate and establish priorities, monitor progress and work to deliver required corporate outcomes, specific agency functions or a program within an area of responsibility.
  • Identify and lead innovative solutions and communicate the implications of decisions and actions on the agency's business objectives and stakeholders.
  • Identify, manage, and evaluate risk in all decision making and delivery of outcomes.
  • Undertake complex analysis and interpretation and apply significant judgement in choosing a course of action to manage highly complex and/or sensitive issues.
  • Manage a team or work area with diverse skill sets and tasks or manage a larger team where skill sets, and tasks are related.

Coordinate and assume responsibility for complex or sensitive projects or work programs that have strategic, political and/or operational significance.

Required capabilities, experience and/or qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following capabilities/experience and/or qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree desirable
  • 5-10 years experience
  • Applicants from all streams encouraged to apply
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are encouraged to apply

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Ashleigh Blair-Heykamp on 02 6268 9934 or email for further discussion.