Job Details
  • Reference368151A_1610915324
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 1 month 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 EL1 Policy Officer on a contract for 6 Months, with potential extensions of 18 months.

About the Role:

Lead a small team in a dynamic and fast paced policy environment, and be involved in a once in a generation system design project. Work with positive and driven colleagues, and get exposure to the executive team and Minister's office. This opportunity will enable you to apply your policy development, program implementation and stakeholder management experience while developing new skills that support your career development. Your involvement will make a real difference for older people accessing aged care services at home.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Leading the development of high quality and fit for purpose policy documents, submissions, briefs, correspondence, consultation papers and meeting papers related to the new single in-home aged care program (the Program).
  • Leading the planning for policy implementation activities, including developing and recommending an approach, investigating the policy impacts and mitigation strategies, developing, running and evaluating trials, developing a transition path for consumers, providers and the sector more broadly, and securing executive and Ministerial approvals.
  • Procuring and overseeing contracted consultants engaged to design key technical aspects of the new Program, including managing procurement and contracting processes, guiding and shaping the work of consultants, reviewing work products of consultants, ensuring connections with others involved in the project are made and ensuring timeframes are met.
  • Undertaking research, maintaining a strategic outlook and environmental scanning to inform the design and implementation of the Program.
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders and representing the section in relation to policy development, consumer/provider research, business design, legislation, stakeholder consultation, development of cost models, and implementation/transition planning.
  • Overseeing the project management processes of the Aged Care at Home Reform project, including creating and managing plans, risks and issues; reporting on the status and progress of the project to the Division's Standing Committee and Implementation and Investment Board.
  • Overseeing the coordination and secretariat for the internal stakeholder consultation group and Aged Care at Home Reform Project Board.

Our Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Ability to think strategically and be open to new ways of doing things.
  • Experience with project management, business design, research, legislation, development of cost models, policy development, and/or implementation/transition processes in a policy reform setting.
  • Ability to lead and manage a small team in a complex and dynamic policy environment, and manage competing priorities to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and writing), including the ability to establish and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work autonomously and with limited direction, and exercise common sense and intelligence in decision making processes.
  • Experience in procurement and managing contracts that result in high quality, fit for purpose products that meet their intended objectives.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will be required to have a Baseline clearance.
  • Experience working on complex policy reform projects.
  • Experience in Aged Care or other care sectors.
  • Experience leading and managing a small team in a dynamic and fast-paced policy environment.

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.