Job Details
  • Reference368146A_1610914745
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 2 months ago
  • ConsultantSusan Nesbitt

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 APS4 Policy Officer on a contract for 6 Months, with potential extensions of 18 months.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the development, drafting and review of policy documents, briefs, correspondence, meeting papers and Budget process documents related to the new in-home aged care system.
  • Assisting in the scoping, procurement, contract management and implementing the outcomes of research to inform the design of the new in-home aged care system.
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders in relation to policy development, including contributing to consultation documentation.
  • Working closely with colleagues, stakeholders and delivery partners to contribute to the planning of new policy implementation and transition arrangements.
  • Contributing to the project management and administrative activities of the section.

Our Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Ability to quickly gain an understanding of current and emerging areas of aged care programs and policy.
  • Ability to use and synthesise information from diverse sources in the development of evidence-based policy advice.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to work with internal and external stakeholders, experience in preparing a range of written materials and tailoring messages and style to different audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and achieve results to meet program objectives within tight timeframes.
  • Experience with or the ability to quickly learn key government processes such as procurement, PDMS, Budget processes, etc.
  • Experience with or the ability to quickly learn project planning practices and maintenance of key project documentation.
  • Prior Experience in:
    • Developing, drafting and reviewing policy/program/Budget documents and other briefing papers.
    • Interpreting research, data and a diverse range of information to inform policy development activities.
    • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders.
    • A policy role in Aged Care, Disability, Veterans or another relevant sector.
    • Project management.
    • Managing competing priorities and timeframes while achieving results.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will be required to have a Baseline clearance.
  • Qualifications in public policy, economics, or another relevant discipline (Desirable)

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Susan Nesbitt on 02 6268 9935 or email for further discussion.