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Adviser, National Office for Child Safety or Social Policy Division


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Job Description:

The Opportunity:
 
The Social Policy Division and National Office for Child Safety are looking for enthusiastic APS 5 policy advisers with experience working on social policy matters impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
 
The Social Policy Division provides advice to the Prime Minister, Cabinet and Portfolio Ministers on issues related to education, health, aged care, disability, immigration, and sports, as well as social and human services.

The National Office for Child Safety works across governments and sectors to deliver key child safety reforms recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission).
 
As an Adviser within the National Office for Child Safety or Social Policy Division, you will support the development and implementation of social policies across Australia and provide advice to the Prime Minister and Cabinet on social policy issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

You will have the opportunity to work with highly skilled and experienced colleagues and leaders in a supportive and collaborative work environment to achieve meaningful change in Australia. You would be expected to contribute to the development and review of policies that impact on, or involve direct interaction with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

You will have a focus on amplifying the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the course of your work. Using your expertise on issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, you will work on a variety of issues and may be responsible for:
  • Providing considered and timely advice and preparing briefings on social policy matters for the Prime Minister, Assistant Minister and senior executives
  • Drafting guidance and advice to agencies
  • Coordinating and assisting with consultation activities with key stakeholders, including across the Commonwealth government, with state and territory governments, non-government organisations, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Providing logistical and secretariat support, including managing the development of briefing materials and coordinating logistics for consultation activities. 
 
Within the National Office, you may also be responsible for contributing to the development of resources specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and consultations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations. These activities contribute to the implementation of key, nationally significant, recommendations of the Royal Commission.
 

Our Ideal Candidates:
 
We are seeking highly motivated candidates who thrive in busy dynamic environments. Working in small teams with broad responsibilities, you will be able to quickly get across new material and provide considered and succinct policy advice. You will have excellent communication skills, strong research and analysis skills, and be able to communicate clearly with a wide range of stakeholders, building strong and friendly working relationships.

Candidates should be able to draft high quality briefs, submissions, correspondence and other written material. You will have demonstrated expertise and experience working on issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Experience working directly with or within Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities or organisations will be highly regarded but is not required.

Candidates should have the judgement and resilience to manage competing priorities. You will have strong interpersonal skills, working well in a team environment and be able to liaise effectively across the division, department and broader Australian Government. This field of work may relate to at times challenging subject matter, the ideal candidate would be able to demonstrate personal resilience and/or awareness of self-care.
 
Identified Position
 
This position is Identified which signifies that the role has a strong involvement in issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This position has direct engagement with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, communities and service providers, or is involved in the development of programmes and policy. You will require a high level of cultural competency, including:
  • demonstrated understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • demonstrated high level ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • demonstrated high level capability and commitment to continue to develop cultural competency
 
Eligibility:
 
To be eligible for these positions you must be an Australian Citizen by the application closing date.
 
The occupant must be able to obtain and maintain a Baseline level security clearance, or hold a current security clearance of an appropriate level.
 
How to apply:
 
If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for, we want to hear from you!  Submit an online application through the PM&C Careers Page by 23 March 2020 at 11:30pm AEDT.
 
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Job ID:

10050

Employment Type:

Full time

Location:

Canberra, ACT, Australia

Title:

Adviser, National Office for Child Safety or Social Policy Division

Category:

Government
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Posted:

09.03.2020

Salary:

$75,626 - $80,851 per year