Job Details
  • Reference366087A_1605836642
  • LocationCity of Parramatta
  • SalaryAU$50 - AU$55 per hour + Superannuation
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted7 months ago
  • ConsultantAllison Bell

Chandler Macleod is the leading provider of temporary contractors to the NSW Government and has partnered with NSW Government Departments and Agencies for more than 25 years.

At Chandler Macleod our mission is to recruit using the BestFit™ methodology which is tailored to providing the most suitable candidate for every position at every level for every NSW Government Department.

The Opportunity
Chandler Macleod is looking to engage a Government Relations Advisor for a contract period of 6 months (with the potential to extend beyond this date). My client is a leading NSW Government Department and is located in Parramatta offering flexible working arrangements once trained.

Job Specification
The Government Relations Advisor is responsible for researching and analysing correspondence, sourcing technical and factual information, and drafting a response on behalf of the Minister and Senior Executives within the Department.
The role is part of a small team which facilitates the relationship between the Office of the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, and the broader Department.

Key accountabilities

  • Undertake research, evaluation and review of complex, sensitive or topical issues relevant to the Department's portfolio.
  • Interpret and synthesise complex advice to draft and coordinate the approval of correspondence on behalf of the Minister and other internal stakeholders with an emphasis on messaging, tone and plain English.
  • Tailor communication, written and verbal, to a diverse range of audiences to ensure customer satisfaction as well as adherence to the Minister's style and the Department's and NSW Government's values.
  • Draft and coordinate ministerial and parliamentary documents, specifically correspondence, to the required timeframes and standards required, given the need to source and interpret technical information from numerous sources.
  • Provide expert advice and recommendations to the Minister's Office and Departmental executive on government and parliamentary materials.
  • Participate in the review and improvement of relevant systems, processes and procedures to improve overall team operations.
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, internal and external, and facilitating their engagement with, and contribution to, timely and accurate information to inform the Minister's Office.
  • Complete other duties under direction.

    About You
    To be successful in this role, you will need to meet the following criteria and still set:
  • Tertiary qualifications in a related field and/or equivalent relevant experience
  • Highly advanced written communication skills with a focus on plain English
  • Advanced verbal communication and relationship building skills
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Strong time management and prioritisation skills
  • The ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced environment
  • An understanding of the NSW Government and its machinations

    If you are interested in the position the please click on the APPLY BELOW button or alternatively you can email your CV to