Job Details
  • Reference363230A_1600220959
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted10 days 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 APS6 Senior Policy & Engagement Officeron a contract until June 2021, with potential extensions of 12 months.

Position Overview

In the role of Senior Policy Officer, you will provide policy support and advice to the Review of the Hearing Services Program. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the review of an Australian Government program that provides life changing support to Australians with hearing loss, work within a high performing taskforce and work with two eminent independent reviewers.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide policy support for the Hearing Services Program Review, and secretariat support
  • for the Review's independent expert panel.
  • Prepare high-quality correspondence, briefing, minutes, media releases, talking points and reports ranging in complexity and tailored to the audience.
  • Undertake relevant analysis and interpret research to support this work.
  • Build and sustain positive and productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Other duties in line with the APS6 Work Level Standard as directed.

Our Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Proven public-sector policy experience.
  • Experience in interpreting and applying policy analysis and research findings in a policy context.
  • Outstanding written communication skills, including the ability to prepare briefing, reports, minutes, media releases, speeches, correspondence and high quality visual presentations in a government context.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, including the confident preparation and delivery of presentations to senior and external audiences.
  • Procurement experience.
  • Ability to quickly gain an understanding of the hearing policy environment, the Hearing Services Program and maintain an in-depth knowledge of relevant stakeholders and their expectations.
  • A highly motivated self-starter with a demonstrated ability to establish and attain team goals, meet deadlines, work under pressure, influence positive outcomes and lead and motivate others.
  • Display and encourage resilience, flexibility, excellent judgement and a continuous improvement approach.
  • The ability to uphold the APS Values and promote workplace practices consistent with the APS Values, Code of Conduct and Behaviours in Action.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will be required to have a Baseline clearance.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and program review experience will be well regarded.

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.