EL1 Ministerial Writer

Please contact Iain Harvey on Iain.Harvey@hays.com.au for a confidential conversation about your next move.
Your new company

This organisation is working at the forefront of delivering high priority programs and support to individuals who contributed to the protection of Australia, as well as generating awareness and education to the wider population regarding Defence and Military history. This department is currently seeking experienced EL1 Ministerial Writer.

Your new role

You will be brought on to support a team who provide direct support to Senior Executives, as well as writing responses to ministers. This will include working collaboratively within the team and with external stakeholders to assess and prepare correspondence, draft written documents and provide organisational administrative support.

Working on the transformation agenda this department is currently going through, you will be engaging and collaborating with a variety of stakeholders both internally and externally, well-developed communication skills with the ability to foster professional relationships whilst building rapport and trust is a must.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Possess excellent organisational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to coordinate tasks effectively and prioritise in order of importance.
  • Excellent written, intrapersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to gather information and research a topic to ensure all requirements of correspondence / briefs are met.
  • Adaptability, resilience and flexibility in the face of changing and competing priorities.
  • Responsiveness with a proactive attitude.
  • Ability to build and sustain effective relationships, and work collaboratively and independently as required, with a wide array of internal stakeholders.
  • Have the ability to achieve results within agreed timeframes.
  • PDMS skills are desirable.
  • sound judgement and the ability to identify areas of risk.
  • capability to take the lead on key initiatives and collaborative effectively.
  • high level of attention to detail.
  • Successfully support and lead a small team.
  • Understand the purposes, importance and types of Ministerial letters and briefings and the differences between them.
  • Know the characteristics of well written Ministerial letters and briefings which meet the needs of the Minister and the agency.
  • Understand how to decide what is important and relevant information and what can be left out.
  • Understand and be able to apply the techniques and strategies that result in high level writing skills, particularly in relation to Ministerial letters and briefings.

To be considered for this role you must be an Australian Citizen and have the ability to obtain and maintain a Government Security Clearance at the Baseline level or higher.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call or email Iain Harvey on (02) 6279 7422, Iain.Harvey@hays.com.au

If this job isn't quite right for you, though you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion and visit our website www.hays.com.au to review our current list of available positions.

LHS 297508 #2682076

Summary

Job Type
Temporary
Industry
Government & Public Services
Location
ACT, Canberra
Specialism
Policy and Strategy
Ref:
2682076

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Iain Harvey, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Canberra
Level 11, 60 Marcus Clarke Street

Telephone: 0262797422

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