APS6 Senior Policy Officer

Location Acton
Discipline: Government/Local Governmnet
Job type: Contract
Contact name: Shannon Rooney
Contact email: shannon@elliottgray.com.au
Job ref: 1023112
Published: 3 days ago
Elliott Gray are seeking applications from experienced APS6 Senior Policy Officers with exposure to program reviews and the operation of secretariat support, to join a vibrant and dedicated team within a large Federal Government Department.

In the role of APS6 Senior Policy Officer, you will provide policy support and advice to the Review of a Health Services Program. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the review of an Australian Government program that provides life changing support to Australians and work within a high performing taskforce with two eminent independent reviewers.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide policy support for the Health 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.
 Key Capabilities   
  • 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 relevant policy environment, the Health 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.
Mandatory Qualifications/Experience
  • A baseline security clearance.
Desirable Qualifications/Experience
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and program review experience will be well regarded.  
To secure a place in our limited response capacity, please submit a one-page cover letter outlining your relevant skillset and experience in relation to the role and in addition to your resume.

This position closes at 4pm Thursday on 17th September 2020.

Contact Shannon on 02 6176 3430 for more information.