Job Details
  • Reference397749A_1661836060
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantFiona Bell

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 Policy Grants Officer for a Non ongoing 6 months with the possibility of extension position.

About the Role:

The Aged Care Medication Management Section is responsible for the development and implementation of digital solutions through a range of programs associated with medication management and other health services, particularly in the aged care sector. These programs include electronic National Residential Medication Charts, electronic hospital medication charts and initiatives which streamline medication management in the aged care, hospital and community sector. The section maintains strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and provides linkages to the broader digital health agenda.

Key Responsibilities

The Assistant Director helps facilitate the implementation of digital policies. Under limited direction you will lead work that engages a broad range of skillsets from policy, program management, design, and implementation, which will improve connections between health services, to provide better experiences and outcomes for health consumers.

You will draw on all your skills in strategic thinking, engagement and leadership to drive change across the Department, across government agencies and the private sector.

You will need build cooperative and productive working relationships across the Department, with other agencies, jurisdictions, and industry. You will be organised, adaptable to change and understand your team's role in the broader strategic agenda. You will contribute to that agenda and take ownership for delivery of projects and tasks. You will lead a small, high-performing team and support flexible and remote work practices.

The Assistant Director will:

  • Under limited direction lead delivery of the digital platforms and further digital health initiatives
  • Be accountable to deliver your part of the platform or project using your specialist skills
  • Support directors and the broader Digital Health leadership to navigate competing priorities and arrive at sensible, adaptable, and pragmatic solutions
  • Build relationships with key partners in other Commonwealth agencies, with counterparts in states and territories, and with industry to deliver on government priorities
  • Potentially, lead and form a team to help fulfil these goals, create clarity in a constantly changing environment and create stability to the extent possible

Key Capabilities

You will have skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • Team leadership and management skills, including managing for outcomes and performance.
  • High level written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and analytically.
  • Ability to work under limited direction independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent program and/or project management skills including the ability to monitor project delivery progress, manage priorities and see issues through to resolution.
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical, planning and problem solving skills.

Desirable Skills and Experience

Experience in one or more of the following will be particularly well-regarded:

  • Delivery and/or project management experience working in multi-disciplinary, cross-organisation teams
  • Data governance frameworks, procedures and processes including experience in government standards for data privacy and protection
  • Engagement, including formal methods for consultation and co-design, and representation of the Departments external forums
  • Government policy and advice including Cabinet processes, research, briefing, and forming advice to improve the quality of government policies and programs (experience in digital policy welcomed but not essential)

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". One of our consultant will reach out. Alternatively, you can call Fiona Bell on 02 6268 9931 or email for further discussion.