Liz Strachan

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Government Policy Programs and Projects
Hourly Rate Contract
Project Support

POSTED 10th Feb, 2020   REF NO. BBBH10659

APS5/6 Policy Officer

The Organisation:

Our client is a large federal government department responsible for the design, delivery and implementation of initiatives that ensure the wellbeing of Australians.

You will join the National Integrity of Sport Unit that provides national oversight, monitoring and coordination of efforts to protect the integrity of sport in Australia from the threats of match-fixing, doping and other forms of corruption. This is a high-profile initiative resulting from integrity issues in recent years including cricket’s ball-tampering scandal, the Essendon and Cronulla Sharks supplements scandals and match-fixing claims in tennis and soccer. Be part of a team that will help stop these incidents from happening in the future.

The Opportunity:

This is an initial 4-month contract role starting on the 24th February and continuing through until 30th June. There is a possibility that the contract will be extended thereafter.

This is an opportunity to be involved in undertaking research and implementing policy that shapes the future of the Australian sporting industry. You will join a Taskforce that is responsible for:

  • Establishing the National Sports Tribunal
  • Developing Commonwealth Match-Fixing Offences
  • Ratifying the Macolin Convention
  • Developing the Australian Sports Wagering Scheme (ASWS).

The Role:

You will report directly to the ASWS Project Lead and be responsible for:

  • Preparing and contributing to a range of sport-wagering related correspondence, briefs and reports
  • Undertaking research and consolidating information
  • Supporting the development of advice on sport integrity matters, particularly regarding sports wagering
  • Preparing written communication including briefings for senior officials and ministers, ministerial correspondence and agenda papers
  • Contract management/procurement.

The Person:

To be successful in this role, you must have experience contributing to policy development and implementation, as well as creating regulatory impact statements within a federal government environment. You’ll have strong written communication skills, an ability to adapt writing to different audiences and experience researching and summarising complex information.

Whilst it isn’t the primary function of your role, you must be willing to undertake secretariat and administrative duties as they arise within the team.

As you will be dealing with sensitive information, you must have a Baseline security clearance to be eligible for this role. Australian citizenship is therefore essential.

The Salary/Rate:

$45 – $65 per hour + 9.5% super.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Liz Strachan on 02 6108 4878, quoting Ref No. 10659

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