Director, Wellbeing, Education and Commonwealth-State Relations - Wellbeing, Education and Commonwealth-State Relations
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 01 May 2019

Classification: Senior Officer Grade B
Salary: $123,227 - $138,723
Position No: 22933
Directorate: Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development
Advertised (Gazettal date): 15 April 2019
Contact Officer: Stacey Matthews on stacey.n.matthews@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 3337

Details: Policy and Cabinet in the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate is seeking a highly motivated and appropriately skilled person to undertake the role of Director, Wellness, Education and Commonwealth-State Relations. The position involves working in a fast-paced environment, on multiple concurrent activities, spanning a wide cross section of topics. There are often last minute papers for meeting and intergovernmental forums and for agreement negotiations that require quick analysis and advice, as well as flexible working hours. The successful applicant will have superior capacity to provide strategic policy direction and advice, deliver complex policy and project outcomes and have effective communication, representation and liaison skills. They will also be highly organised and have great attention to detail, as well as effective consultation and communication skills. Social Policy and Commonwealth State Relations Branch supports the Government to develop its strategic direction and provides advice to the Chief Minister, Head of Service and Cabinet on policy proposals and new initiatives. The Branch also undertakes strategic projects and monitors and reports on Directorates’ progress towards implementing the Government’s strategic objectives. The Branch has responsibility for: advancing government priorities, and coordinating whole of government advice, that responds to the social needs of the ACT community; strategically analysing and reporting on the ACT Public Service’s effort to deliver and implement the priorities of the government of the day, including election commitments and Parliamentary Agreement commitments; undertaking research and analysis to support strategic policy advice on current and emerging policy issues and initiatives at the local, regional and national level; supporting the Chief Minister in shaping and leading key government reform initiatives. Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (CMTEDD) supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.
Note: This position is in a workplace designed for activity-based working (ABW). Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk.
How to Apply: Applications should include a 1000 word supporting statement or pitch outlining your skills and experience against the Selection Criteria. Please also provide the completed Application Coversheet and a current resume. Applications should be sent to jobs@act.gov.au.

Career interest categories:

Administration and Governance
Leaders and Senior Management
Policy, Programs and Projects