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SURRY HILLS 2010, NSW, Australia

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Senior Adviser, Legal Services


Job Description:

The Opportunity:
Indigenous Portfolio Agencies Section in Legal Services Branch is looking for talented EL2 candidate to fill an ongoing opportunity. The section collaborates with the respective NIAA policy areas to provide governance oversight of 11 Indigenous Portfolio Agencies (IPAs) and three Statutory Office Holders. This includes monitoring the governance arrangements and accountabilities of these bodies and Office Holders.
Responsibilities include:
  • advice and support to the Minister and executive on governance arrangements and issues management, including IPA accountability and transparency to the Minister and Parliament;
  • work with the Department of Finance and the Agencies to improve alignment with government priorities;
  • provide ongoing support on Corporate Plans and Annual Report compliance and tabling; facilitate skill based statutory appointments giving priority to increasing Indigenous representation on boards across government, gender balance and diversity.
Our Ideal Candidates:
Your role, leading the Indigenous Portfolio Agencies team, will include:
  • Contributing to the day to day operations of the Section, including providing support on matters relating to Indigenous portfolio agencies;
  • High level written and verbal communication skills including the ability to tailor communication to different and diverse audiences;
  • Ability to identify emerging opportunities or issues and respond quickly to competing priorities;
  • Strong analytical, research and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to manage teams to build capability and manage talent;
  • Partnering with other senior staff and Regional Managers on politically sensitive matters;
  • Provide strategic and technical advice.
What We Offer:
  • A flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace and attractive remuneration package including generous employer superannuation contributions,
  • Exciting and fulfilling work including career development and networking opportunities, 
  • The opportunity to work with strong, smart, visionary and experienced leaders who encourage and support you to develop your interests and expertise and achieve your ambitions.
To be eligible for employment with NIAA, applicants must be an Australian Citizen.
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 NIAA Careers page by Wednesday, 21 July 2021 at 11:30pm AEST.

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Woden, ACT, Australia


Senior Adviser, Legal Services






$127,617 - $151,885 per year