Job Details
  • Reference398006B_1669162152
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted16 days ago
  • ConsultantDiksha Saini

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 Program/Communication Officer on a contract for till 30 June 2023.

About the Role:

We are looking for an APS5 equivalent program officer to join the Support at Home Implementation Section. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a variety of tasks including contribute to the development of transition and implementation documentation, development of communications in a variety of different forms and stakeholder engagement. The role be in a dynamic and fast paced environment assisting the branch to deliver a reformed and improved in-home aged care program by 1 July 2024.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop external communications including emails/messages, documents, website content and training material
  • Develop internal documentation, ministerial' s and emails etc
  • Respond to emails and enquires from the branch group mailbox
  • Support internal and external stakeholder engagement activities such as webinars, roadshows, consultation forums
  • Work collaboratively with the section, branch, and other stakeholders
  • Undertake relevant activities to support delivery of project outcomes as required

Key Capabilities

  • Prior experience in drafting written materials and documentation to a range of stakeholders (internal and external), tailoring messages and style to different audiences
  • Ability to plan/organise/manage activities and deliver outcomes on time
  • Good verbal communication skills, including ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders over the phone, face to face or at meetings
  • Ability to develop and foster strong interpersonal relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Show initiative and the ability to work independently, with limited supervision within a team environment
  • The ability to manage multiple and competing priorities and challenges as they arise, often with tight timeframes


  • To be eligible for employment with the Department of Health applicants must be an Australian citizen at the time an offer of employment is made
  • An applicant's suitability for employment with Health will also be assessed through a variety of pre-employment check processes, such as:
  • Satisfactory completion of an Australian Federal Police criminal history check and where relevant, a Working with Children and Vulnerable People Check.
  • Completion of a medical declaration and pre-employment medical (where required).
  • Providing evidence of qualifications

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 Diksha Saini on 02 6268 9769 or email for further discussion.