Senior Policy Advisor

Posted
07 March 2024
Salary
Negotiable
Location
Ultimo
Job type
Contract
Discipline
Paxus Jobs
Reference
264973

Job description

Senior Policy Advisor

  • Work with one of the leading NSW Government Agencies
  • 5-month contract w/ potential extensions - flex work arrangement
  • Provide expert policy advice and information

As the Senior Policy Officer you will manage and coordinate the development and implementation of a range of policy initiatives to contribute to the delivery of policy initiatives that support Agency and/or Government commitments.

Role Outline

Work with one of the top government agencies in Sydney!

  • Initial 5-month contract with potential extensions
  • Flex work arrangements with offices at Haymarket
  • Provide expert policy advice and information

As the Senior Policy Officer you will manage and coordinate the development and implementation of a range of policy initiatives to contribute to the delivery of policy initiatives that support Agency and/or Government commitments.

Key accountabilities:

  • Research, analyse and review complex policy issues, identifying emerging issues, developing evidence-based options, and recommended solutions to resolve problems and mitigate risks
  • Provide expert policy advice and information to relevant stakeholders to facilitate the appropriate interpretation and implementation of policies and support Agency and/or Government policy initiatives
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, facilitating their engagement in, and contribution to, the identification and development of policy solutions and to inform policy decision-making
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on the development and/or implementation of policies to identify issues and ensure the achievement of desired outcomes
  • Mentor and guide policy officers and support staff, ensuring compliance with governance and quality requirements, to successfully deliver policy priorities and initiatives
  • Prepare correspondence, written reports, publications, and briefs, that are informative and aligned with agency requirements, to respond to Agency and/or Government requests
  • Provide support and coordination of the Branch's communications, human resources and procurement activity, including record maintenance and governance

    Key challenges:
  • Delivering policy initiatives and projects to the required standards and timeframes, given the need to rapidly understand and integrate information and adapt in an often changing and unpredictable environment
  • Maintaining an integrated view of the Branch's activity and other developments in associated regulatory issues
  • Liaising and consulting effectively with stakeholders, internal and external to government on complex and sensitive issues

    The successful applicants will have:
    • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, including
      Skills required for the role of Senior Police Officer:
    • Policy Analysis: Ability to research, analyze, and review complex policy issues, identifying emerging trends, and developing evidence-based solutions.
    • Strategic Thinking: Capacity to provide expert policy advice and information, contributing to the interpretation and implementation of policies aligned with agency and government initiatives.
    • Stakeholder Engagement: Skill in building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders to facilitate their engagement in policy development and decision-making processes.
    • Monitoring and Evaluation: Ability to monitor, evaluate, and report on policy development and implementation, ensuring desired outcomes are achieved and issues are identified and addressed.
    • Leadership and Mentorship: Capacity to mentor and guide policy officers and support staff, ensuring compliance with governance requirements and successful delivery of policy priorities.
    • Communication: Proficiency in preparing informative correspondence, reports, briefs, and publications aligned with agency requirements and government requests.
    • Project Management: Capability to deliver policy initiatives and projects within required standards and timeframes, adapting to changing and unpredictable environments.
    • Regulatory Knowledge: Understanding of associated regulatory issues, maintaining an integrated view of the Branch's activity and developments.
    • Conflict Resolution: Skill in effectively liaising and consulting with stakeholders, both internal and external, on complex and sensitive issues.
    • Administrative Support: Ability to provide support and coordination for communications, human resources, and procurement activities within the Branch, including record maintenance and governance compliance.

    Benefits:
    • Excellent culture
    • Flexible work environment
    • Great location close to public transport
    • Huge opportunities to grow within the company
    Please note to be considered for the role all candidates must have full Australian working rights.

    Reference #264973

To be considered for the role click the 'apply' button or for more information about this and other opportunities please contact Anita Brdjanovic on 02 9464 5797 or email [email protected] and quote the above job reference number.

Paxus values diversity and welcomes applications from Indigenous Australians, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people living with a disability. If you require an adjustment to the recruitment process please contact me on the above contact details.