Liz Strachan

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Government Policy Programs and Projects
Governance / Compliance

POSTED 23rd Mar, 2020   REF NO. BBBH10862

APS6 Policy Officer

The Organisation:

Our client is a large federal government department responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.

You’ll join the VET Quality and Policy Division that has been tasked with driving an ambitious agenda to improve Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

The Opportunity:

This is a long-term contract role initially offered for a period of 6 months with a high likelihood of a 6-month extension.

This is an opportunity to join an impactful and decisive team made up of policy officers, data analysts, communications officers and stakeholder engagement officers. Your work will have a direct impact on the strategic design of policy and programs governing the architecture of Australia’s national training system.

The Role:

Your key respsonsibilities will include:

  • Providing policy advice and developing strategic advice for the Executives, Australian Industry Skills Council (AISC) and Ministers on regulatory policy, industry engagement and policy frameworks and mechanisms, to meet industry skills needs and address nationally agreed reforms
  • Supporting leading policy projects that support systemic reform to improve the quality of the VET system and industry leadership, through system policy, processes and governance reform
  • Engaging with a range of internal and external stakeholders to support the development of informed, strategic policy advice and the achievement of desired outcomes, including:
    • Strong collaboration across work teams and branches to support the identification of issues and generation of policy proposals to address them
    • Ongoing internal engagement to support the implementation of the Australian Government’s Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow skills package

The Person:

To be successful in this position, you will have experience writing high quality and timely policy documents including written advice, briefings and ministerial correspondence. To support this experience, you’ll have strong research, analytical and conceptual thinking skills. As this role involves regularly engaging with internal and external stakeholders, you’ll need to have good social skills to build productive and collaborative relationships. Given the fast-paced and agile nature of the role, it’s important to be flexible in responding to changing priorities and developing knowledge of new content quickly.

To be eligible for this position, you must be an Australian citizen, hold a Baseline security clearance and be willing to undergo a police check.

The Salary/Rate:

$55 – $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. 10862

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