Senior Manager
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 22 April 2019

Classification: Senior Officer Grade A
Salary: $143,116
Position No: 38163
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised (Gazettal date): 08 April 2019
Contact Officer: Daniel Ng on daniel.ng@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 0674

Details: Legislation, Policy and Programs is seeking a highly motivated person to manage the Human Rights and Social Policy Unit in the Civil Law team. The Civil Law team provides policy advice and project management to the Directorate on a broad range of civil and administrative law topics. The Human Rights and Social Policy Unit delivers legislation and policy projects on a broad range of human rights-related issues (e.g. discrimination, elder abuse, LGBTIQ rights, privacy, adoption, freedom of information, victims of crime and disability). It also scrutinises draft legislation for compatibility with human rights and provides advice and education to ACT Government Directorates on human rights obligations. The Senior Manager, Human Rights and Social Policy provides high-level management of the Unit and is responsible for individually delivering critical legislation projects and briefings. The key duties and responsibilities include: Provide overall strategic leadership of the Human Rights and Social Policy Unit; manage work planning and facilitate skills development for all team members; ensure high quality scrutiny, advice and education is provided so as to promote a culture of awareness and respect for human rights within Government; ensure timely delivery of policy and legislative projects; and represent Legislation, Policy and Programs at Executive level meetings, stakeholder meetings, and on inter-directorate and inter-governmental projects. The successful applicant will have a strong understanding of human rights in both policy and operational contexts, and a track record of developing or influencing policy at a managerial level. This is an opportunity to lead a busy team that makes a significant contribution to the Government’s human rights, diversity and social inclusion agenda.
Note: An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit an Application Coversheet, written application addressing the Selection Criteria limiting responses to 350 words per criteria, and current Curriculum Vitae listing two referees to jobs@act.gov.au

Career interest categories:

Administration and Governance
Justice, Policing and Corrections
Leaders and Senior Management
Policy, Programs and Projects