Policy Advisor
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 16 July 2019

Classification: Adviser Level 2
Salary: $96,430 - $101,191
Position No: 37888
Directorate: ACT Executive
Advertised (Gazettal date): 11 July 2019
Contact Officer: Yersheena O’Donoghue on yersheena.odonoghue@act.gov..au or (02) 6207 4655

Ms Yvette Berry MLA, Deputy Chief Minister, and Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, Housing and Suburban Development, Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Sport and Recreation and Women, is seeking a policy advisor in the education and early childhood development portfolio.
Key responsibilities of the role include:
  • Under limited direction, review and analyse policy issues and advice for consistency with the Minister’s and government’s strategy and policy direction, and identify political issues
  • Undertake research and develop policy in an area of work that requires detailed understanding and consideration of sensitive organisational and political issues
  • Engage with Cabinet, Legislative Assembly and other government processes to assist the Minister with compliance and delivery of outcomes
  • Develop, manage and provide advice on relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including in government, industry and the wider community
  • Prepare high quality written documents in a variety of forms including advice, correspondence, submissions, reports, speeches and media releases
  • Represent the Minister and government in engagement with internal and external stakeholders.
The successful candidate will be engaged under a Legislative Assembly Members’ Staff contract, and other terms and conditions of employment are governed by the ACT Legislative Assembly Members’ Staff Enterprise Agreement 2018 – 2021. This is not an ACT Public Service position.
The role is for the term of the government and is an Adviser Level 2 position with a salary of $96,430 - $101,191 plus 7% allowance and superannuation.
How to Apply: Please submit an Expression of Interest including a response to these selection criteria of up to two pages, current CV and details for two referees.
Please note prior to commencement successful candidates may be required to undergo a pre-employment Police check.


This position closes at COB on Tuesday 16 July 2019.

Career interest categories:

Administration and Governance
Policy, Programs and Projects