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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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Associate Director, Cabinet - Recruitment Pool

Job Reference: 88313498

  • Are you interested in a leadership role at the centre of Government?
  • Do you enjoy a dynamic and diverse work environment? 
  • Do you have strong knowledge and understanding of the Westminster system of government, and Cabinet systems and machinery of government
  • Do you have experience in working with a range of stakeholders in order to build and maintain strong effective relationships?


We are currently inviting applications to join our recruitment pool to fill future ongoing and temporary Associate Director 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 Associate Director, Cabinet, oversees and manages the delivery of Cabinet and Committee operations, policy, systems and associated project work. The role also consults and engages with internal and external stakeholders, identifies emerging issues of strategic significance and provides well researched and high-level advice on these matters to the Premier, Cabinet Secretary and executives.


You will be responsible for:


  • Leading and managing projects, operations and staff, assigning work and developing team members in order to achieve high levels of performance in meeting branch objectives, and support a culture of ongoing capability development.
  • Designing and leading implementation of training and oversee continuous improvement activities to support and develop the Cabinet system and associated processes, and implement effective change management across the government sector.
  • Providing timely, expert, strategic advice on Cabinet and Committee proposals, submissions, comments and processes, including cross-portfolio, parliamentary and inter-governmental matters, to support informed decision making and policy development that contributes to improving programs and services delivery to enhance the lives of the people of NSW.
  • Contributing to DPC’s broader management processes, such as business and operational planning, developing workforce planning strategies and setting budget outcomes that meet the Cabinet branch’s priorities and objectives.
  • Actively building and maintain effective working relationships and communications at a senior level with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate engagement, consultation and negotiation on policy issues and Cabinet and Committee operations, to support sound public policy decisions and approaches, and to advise the Premier, the Cabinet Secretary and other executives.
  • Monitoring and reporting on policy, program or project implementation and identifying and actioning emerging issues by scoping and preparing detailed project plans, managing priority projects and resolving any problems to mitigate risks and ensure consistency with NSW Government objectives.


A bit about you


  • You will have knowledge and understanding of the Westminster system, NSW legislative framework and Cabinet systems and machinery of government
  • Experience in undertaking and managing all aspects of the policy process – research, development, review and evaluation
  • You will have appropriate tertiary qualifications or equivalent, relevant professional experience and training

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 managed a team delivering work on multiple policy areas and/or projects to strict timeframes and under high pressure. How did you manage, negotiate and resolve conflict within the team and/or with external stakeholders while maintaining high levels of personal and team productivity to deliver effective outcomes?
 

Learn more: Please review the Role Description. For enquiries regarding this role, please contact Emil Wajs-Chaczko on (02) 9228 5356.

   

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


Salary: Clerk Grade 11/12. Package includes base salary ($124,965 - $144,521) 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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