Job Details
  • Reference367905A_1610345212
  • LocationGeelong
  • SalaryUp to AU$51.5 per hour + Super (9.5%)
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted11 days ago
  • ConsultantCarly Sherry

Government Relations Officer- Disability Insurance Engagement

About the Organisation:
This leading government agency supports those in need and provides tools for Australians to be able to achieve their goals. Their work has an impact on a significant area in the social sector, and you can contribute to the difference that they make in this role. This agency has a great team culture and excellent office locations in Geelong


More about the role:
In the role as a Government Relations Officer you will be part of a team that connects internal and external stakeholders and provides quality and timely reporting on mattes related to engagement with an extensive variety Government bodies and officials.


You will be accountable to use your initiative and judgement to implement strategic change management projects, support the implementation of the Scheme throughout Australia and support the development of major programs with the relevant government forums. You will spend a considerable amount of time using your strong communication skills to contact with external stakeholders regarding complex and sensitive issues and represent the Organisation on these matters.

Your duties will include:

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

The Key Requirements you will bring to the role:

  • Relevant experience or tertiary qualifications in Policy, Governance or Communications is highly regarded
  • Experience working in the Public Sector or Disability Space is highly regarded
  • A strong understanding of Government policy and legislation,
  • Strong written communication and interpersonal skills with confidence to deliver clear advice.
  • The ability to work proactively in a fast-paced workplace delivering high-quality content often in short timeframes.
  • You need to have strong customer-focussed approaches that work to deliver results of a highly complex nature
  • Resilience in a changing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities while maintaining high work standards.

    You MUST be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident and be eligible to clear a national police check to be successful in this role

How to apply:

hit 'apply' and submit your CV for consideration now. If you have the relevant experience and skills required and would like to discuss further please call Carly Shery on 03 8629 1161 within business hours