Job Details
  • Reference393750B_1654737424
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted21 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 APS6 Project and Policy Officer on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.

Role Overview

eSafety is committed to addressing a range of online harms encountered by Australians of all ages, including online child sexual exploitation material, content depicting terrorist and extremist violence, image-based abuse, cyberbullying targeting children and adult cyber abuse.

Reporting to the Senior Strategy and Data Analyst, the successful candidate for this role will provide policy and project support to the implementation of the Basic Online Safety Expectations (BOSE).

The Online Safety Act, which came into force in January 2022, established the BOSE as set of foundational safety expectations for social media services, messaging services, gaming services and other apps and sites accessible from Australia.

eSafety has the power to require services to report on how they are meeting any or all of the Expectations. The obligation to respond to a reporting requirement is enforceable and backed by civil penalties and other enforcement mechanisms. eSafety can also publish statements about the extent to which services are meeting the expectations.

We believe that the BOSE have significant potential to increase transparency and accountability online, across a range of illegal and harmful content online.

In this position, you will be expected to:

  • Support stakeholder engagement with tech companies, civil society organisations, and academia;
  • Contribute to the planning of processes and strategies to improve user safety online through the Basic Online Safety Expectations;
  • Support analytical work to understand the impact of online services' safety interventions, and compliance with the Basic Online Safety Expectations;
  • Provide advice and guidance on relevant global developments and online safety transparency initiatives;
  • Work collaboratively with other key areas of eSafety.

Role Capabilities


  • An ability to translate complex data/concepts into written work that is relevant and digestible to a range of audiences
  • Proven ability to apply professional knowledge and provide specialist advice in relation to issues of risk and reputation management relating to media relations and public affairs
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Proven experience in handling confidential and sensitive issues
  • Strong ability to gather and investigate information from a variety of sources while exploring new ideas, different viewpoints and identifying critical gaps to ensure that communications materials are on-point and are constructed with a strategic lens
  • An understanding of the technology industry and online safety issues.


  • Capacity to execute team deliverables in a high-pressure environment and show resilience to achieve objectives even in difficult circumstances
  • Ability to provide specialist advice which aims to protect the credibility and reputation of eSafety and the Commissioner
  • Ability to act decisively and with precision, while communicating and collaborating with the broader team.

Specialist / Technical:

  • Exceptional written communication skills including demonstrated ability to produce and edit a range of complex materials for print, online and in person audiences
  • Media relations experience including preparing reactive media statements.
  • Proven track record in the preparation of speeches, talking points and scripts for an agency head or equivalent senior executive which are informative, thought-provoking and engaging
  • Strong project management skills.


  • Valid police check prior to commencement.


  • Experience in working with government and industry on tech policy issues would be beneficial.
  • Experience working on IT projects would also be beneficial for some roles.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Ashleigh Blair-Heykamp on 02 6268 9934 or email for further discussion.