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I work for NSW | NSW Government

Category:
Government >
Community and Social Services

Job Type:
Full-time Permanent/Temporary

Location:
Sydney
Australia

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Advisor, Cabinet - Recruitment Pool

Job Reference: 88329392

  • Are you interested in a role at the centre of Government?
  • Do you enjoy a dynamic and diverse work environment?  
  • Do you have experience working with a range of stakeholders and the ability to interpret and distil information rapidly?


We are currently inviting applications to join our recruitment pool to fill future ongoing and temporary Advisor roles within the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet and its cluster agencies.


The NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) is the lead central agency in the NSW Government. Our mission is to enhance the lives of the people of NSW by driving priorities, brokering outcomes and delivering programs and services.


We support the Premier and Deputy Premier, the Cabinet, Ministers and agencies by coordinating policies and services across government. We lead policy development, provide innovative ideas and support Government plans and projects.


Working with us will give you a broad overview in areas such as public policy formulation, public administration and state administrative matters and an opportunity to be involved in a range of state-wide policies, issues and projects.


Cabinet Branch delivers policy coordination and support services for the Premier, Cabinet Ministers and Cabinet Secretary in relation to Cabinet and its committees. The Branch:


  • coordinates policy advice across the department and cluster in relation to Cabinet submissions,
  • advises on Cabinet practice, including on strategic and operational matters relating to Cabinet and its committees,
  • provides technical, secretariat and logistical services to support the Cabinet and Committees system,
  • manages access to, distribution and storage of Official Cabinet records, including maintaining custodianship of records of both current and previous governments.


For more information go to http://www.dpc.nsw.gov.au/about/about_the_department.
 
About the Role


The Advisor, Cabinet, provides timely, high level assistance to assigned areas of Cabinet and Committee operations, policy and project work, as well as support to the Associate Director, Cabinet, and the broader work team. The Advisor, Cabinet, undertakes their work to ensure effective coordination of consultation and that management support and sound advice is provided to internal and external stakeholders, across the department, cluster and government sector.

 
You will be responsible for: 


  • Providing support arrangements for Cabinet, Committees and, if required, related Senior Officer Groups in accordance with Cabinet practice, including the coordination of proposal and forward agenda processes, preparation of meeting agendas and decisions, scheduling of meetings, and the collation and delivery of Cabinet papers and folders within specified timeframes.
  • Analysing Cabinet and Committee proposals, reviewing submissions or proposed initiatives and related advice to ensure adherence to guidelines and compliance with required standards, soundness and feasibility  and to coordinate and/or provide sound advice for senior executives, Ministers and the Premier in relation to Cabinet documents, processes and practice within specified timeframes.
  • Developing and maintaining effective working relationships and communications with internal and external stakeholders, including advising and consulting those participating in Cabinet processes to ensure their contribution to the effective functioning of Cabinet and Committees.
  • Undertaking research and quality analysis in assigned portfolio areas and prepare briefs and reports to support DPC in meeting its commitments in respect to the NSW Government’s public policy program, delivery on state significant projects or service delivery reform.


A bit about you


  • You are well-organised and are able to manage a constant workload within short deadlines working with a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • You possess excellent communication skills and have the ability to prepare high-quality written material under pressure whilst maintaining a high level of detail. 
  • You appreciate the importance of good systems in order to meet good outcomes and thrive in a dynamic team in a busy environment.


How to Apply: Your application should include:


  1. a cover letter (maximum two pages) addressing the two targeted questions below.
  2. an up-to-date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your relevant skills and experience.
 
Target Questions:
 
  1. In 200 words or less, describe what appeals to you most about working for the Cabinet Branch of the Department of Premier and Cabinet?
  2. Describe a time where you have worked on a strict deadline driven policy issue or project with various stakeholders that had competing views. How did you manage relationships to meet the intended outcomes and deadlines?


Learn more: Please review the Role Description. For enquiries regarding this role, please contact Liam Bennett on (02) 9228 3722.


Closing date: Thursday 28 February 2019 (11:59 PM)


Salary: Clerk Grade 7/8. Package includes base salary (94,782 - $104,918) plus superannuation and leave loading.


Help: Should you encounter any technical problems, please contact the I work for NSW helpdesk on 1800 562 679

 

Our Commitment to Flexibility: At DPC we endeavour to make roles flexible. While this role is advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake the work on a flexible part-time or job share basis.

 

Our Commitment to Diversity: DPC is a White Ribbon accredited organisation and is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. Diverse workforces are more innovative, productive and increase the delivery of high-quality services. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI+, people with disability, other diversity groups, and women.




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