Job Details
  • Reference396360A_1659331423
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted7 days ago
  • ConsultantAshleigh Blair-heykamp

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/Research Officer on a contract for 6 months with potential extension.

Position Overview

About the team The Indigenous Strategic Policy Team is responsible for leading policy development and service delivery on Closing the Gap and other cross-portfolio Indigenous strategic policies. This includes:

  • Leading on Indigenous specific early childhood education and care sector research, analysis and evaluation projects to build the evidence-base of what works
  • Driving evidence-based policy advice to develop and deliver Indigenous specific early childhood education and care initiatives and projects, including the Early Years Education Program and Early Learning Teaching Trial
  • Working in partnership with SNAICC, the peak advocacy group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, to support early childhood care and development.
  • Supporting the department's role in establishing and participating in the Early Childhood Care and Development Policy Partnership as the Government co-chair along with our partner, SNAICC.

Specific duties and capabilities required:

The team is specifically seeking a candidate with the below experience:

  • Experience in research, policy analysis, writing reports, project management and stakeholder communication within the APS
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to represent the Department at different forums
  • High level of cultural competency and understanding of the issues affecting Indigenous Australians
  • Flexibility, agility, initiative, and the ability to drive work outcomes
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills and sensible judgement
  • Ability to work collaboratively across the branch, division and group

The following attributes are preferred but not essential:

  • Understanding of Australia's early childhood education and care sector

Security Requirement


If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Diksha Saini on 02 6268 9769 or email for further discussion.