EL2 Director

Please contact Iain Harvey on Iain.Harvey@hays.com.au for a confidential discussion about your next move.

Your new company

This Government Department is responsible for delivering policies and programmes that support the Australian Community. This program provides support to individuals who have experienced hardship and need assistance through providing counselling, case management and financial support.

Your new role

The group manages and delivers whole of Department and Portfolio strategic activities and government support functions, working closely with the senior executive. The work of the Group is diverse delivering a range of strategic support, coordination, audit, and advice to senior executive on critical governance and processes that support the Minister, the Secretary and the Portfolio. We are looking for people who:

  • Are experienced leaders and managers, have good judgement, are agile and are able to work across a broad range of issues,
  • Are able to provide sound advice to the senior executive and other senior level stakeholders.
  • Have experience working with a diverse range of senior stakeholders to draw together strategies and information, identifying interdependencies to ensure that work of the Group and each Branch is delivered in a connected way.
  • Are able to think strategically and work collaboratively.

While specific responsibilities will vary across different roles, these could include:

  • providing timely and high level advice and guidance to stakeholders, Executive and strategic committees, and to the department more broadly, its Minister and portfolio bodies, including advice on parliamentary processes and support to Minister’s offices.
  • managing and leading a range of parliamentary and executive services, including Question Time Briefs, Questions on Notice and regular reporting to Senate Committees and Cabinet processes
  • building and maintaining relationships including senior stakeholder engagement across the department and the portfolio
  • shaping, influencing and managing a range of Department wide projects and providing advice and support to the broader department to deliver these
  • delivering the Department’s Corporate plan, Annual Report, Performance statements and other enterprise wide projects and other Executive reporting, including briefings, and strategy papers
  • providing strategic guidance and setting governance frameworks in line with the department’s strategic priorities, as well as relevant legislation, policies and practices

What you'll need to succeed

Our ideal candidate will have demonstrated skills and experience in the following:

  • providing specialist advice, expertise, problem-solving and issues management to senior executive
  • contributing significantly to strategic planning and operational policies, innovation and continuous improvement
  • providing strong leadership to the team and across the Branch and the Group, including developing, coaching, and mentoring of staff
  • undertaking complex analysis and applying judgment, and directing this towards potentially sensitive issues
  • high level decision-making that considers legislation and policy frameworks
  • nurturing internal and external stakeholder relationships at a senior level, and representing the department at high-level discussions and sensitive negotiations to achieve desired outcomes
  • confident, clear and adaptive communication skills, including the ability to deliver high quality products and advice

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.

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Job Type
Government & Public Services
ACT, Canberra
Policy and Strategy

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