Job Details
  • Reference358167A_1589871853
  • LocationCanberra
  • SalaryNegotiable
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted7 months ago
  • ConsultantNeville Smith

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 APS5 Ministerial Referral Officer on a contract until December 2020, with potential extensions.

Position Overview

Our Client provides coordination and support services as well as advice on Ministerial and Parliamentary protocols to Ministers' offices, Executives and staff.

They manage the flow of information between the internal and Ministers' offices, coordinates responses and input to a range of Ministerial and Parliamentary documents and, through its quality assurance (QA) process, ensures documents prepared by the client are of the highest standard and comply with Ministerial and client style preferences.

They also manage formal and informal Ministerial Communication, requests and activity. The section is responsible for coordinating formal ministerial requests such as Ministerial Correspondence, Briefs and Submissions and supporting informal ministerial activity, including provider or participant specific assistance and advice on policy or key issues. They are responsible for managing the relationship between the Minister's Office and the internal and key stakeholders. They ensure the client provides consistent, accurate and responsive information to the Minister and his Office and Executives, to build confidence in the client with both the Minister and the Australian public.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ministerial processes are efficient and effective;
  • Ministerial documents are fit-for-purpose and comply with the minimum quality standard required for ministerial consideration; and
  • Staff are aware of and are meeting ministerial expectations;
  • Ministerial referral Officers working in the Ministerial Coordination Section will undertake the development of informal requests for information, background briefings, talking points and constituent queries.

Desirable Experience / Requirements:

  • Administration and coordination experience in a Commonwealth environment required and/or experience in working within a Ministerial and Parliamentary Section.
  • Proofing and editing skills, with the ability to interpret content and assess if content is fit for purpose.
  • Experience in using and administering parliamentary document management systems.
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal, time management and communication skills.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively you can call Neville Smith on 02 6268 9916 or email for further discussion.