Policy Adviser

Job Title: Policy Adviser
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Sydney
Reference: 551869
Job Published: August 19, 2020 11:03

Job Description

We are looking for 6 x Policy Advisors within Governance to participate in the development, implementation and delivery of functional and customer-focused programs of work in governance practice areas including risk, compliance,  privacy, complaints/customer feedback, business continuity, insurance, corporate policy and programs, planning and evaluations. 

Thy key challenges for this role will be to work on the simultaneous projects going on, who all need to be delivered within defined timeframes while meeting daily service delivery priorities. You will also need to be responsive and resilient in a changing environment with competing demands, and deliver outcomes in an environment of heavy reliance on input and approval from multiple stakeholders.

What you will be doing 
  • Contribute to and participate in the development and delivery of governance programs and customer priorities, ensuring work is delivered to a high-quality meeting organisational and government standards
  • Develop, deliver and evaluate a suite of projects, programs and initiatives applying best-practice methodologies to support business outcomes within time, budget, policy, quality and project outcome parameters
  • Contribute to accurate and relevant strategic plans, committee papers, briefings, and reports including analysis and recommendations on governance activities and initiatives to internal and external stakeholders to expected standards
  • Maintain an understanding of customer priorities and challenges and contribute to the translation of them into measurable governance solutions and services to meet customer needs and organisational priorities
  • Develop and maintain relationships with customers and stakeholders, influence outcomes, and develop awareness and trust in the team to support optimal service delivery
  • Maintain awareness of relevant issues, policy obligations, insights, challenges industry trends and practices and opportunities to recommend innovative solutions that optimise outcomes and contribute to a best practice governance function in line with organisational and government priorities
  • Coordinate and implement a range of projects applying sound project management principles and
  • support the project lead/s in the delivery of organisational and/or business projects
  • Relevant experience in policy development, preferably within a government doing Governance, Risk & Performance (essential)
  • Demonstrated skills in the research, analysis and formulation of public policy (essential)
  • Tertiary qualifications in either law, finance, economics or politics (essential)
  • High level written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to contribute to the formulation of strategic policies and initiatives
  • Capacity to build effective relationships with key stakeholders across an industry
  • Good negotiation skills and the ability to influence government representatives
If this sounds like you, click apply below or send your application with a short and sharp covering letter to eerikssonmars at

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