Government Relations and Policy Adviser

Catholic Education Office - Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn (see more jobs from this school)

Manuka, ACT 


Development / Marketing / Communications

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 18 July 2022


In the middle of the vibrant hub of Manuka, you will work with a dedicated team focused on supporting our people to deliver quality education.

<p><strong>Location:</strong> Manuka, Canberra<br><strong>Employment Type:</strong> Full-time, permanent<br><strong>Salary Range: </strong>Grade 6 $118,011 to $129,808 + Superannuation (based on skills and experience)<br><strong>Position number: </strong>#<br><strong>Start Date:</strong> July 2022 (immediately)<br><strong>Closing Date: </strong>11.55pm, Monday 18 July 2022</p> <p>Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn (CECG) plays an integral role in education both in the ACT and NSW operating 56 Catholic Systemic Schools and eight Early Learning Centres.</p> <p><strong>About the Role</strong></p> <p>The Government Relations and Policy Advisor, reporting to the Senior Manager Public Relations, Communications and Marketing, is a key member of the Public Relations, Communications and Marketing team. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining up-to-date knowledge of the changing policy landscape for education at both state and federal levels. The incumbent will provide expert analysis, research, and advice to the Director (CEO) on emerging education sector issues, government policy/initiatives and funding opportunities.</p> <p>Members of the Public Relations, Communications and Marketing team are expected to work harmoniously with stakeholders, to be effective communicators, to produce high quality, timely written communications and to be focused on the achievement of CECG’s strategy.</p> <p><strong>Key responsibilities</strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri Light&quot;, sans-serif">Build a strong network of political contacts and create individual political engagement plans for state, territory, and federal governments</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri Light&quot;, sans-serif">Monitor and analyse emerging and possible policy and regulatory developments that could have an impact on CECG or that pose opportunities for research, analysis and advocacy</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri Light&quot;, sans-serif">Implement the political engagement plans by developing a rolling calendar of political engagement events for the year</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri Light&quot;, sans-serif">Identify and manage political engagement opportunities for CECG leaders in the education sector</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri Light&quot;, sans-serif">Build on Catholic Education’s reputation as a trusted source of policy advice to Government and policy makers with thorough research and analysis of policy issues relevant to the education sector</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri Light&quot;, sans-serif">Prepare briefs and other communications for the Director of CECG on policy and political issues </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri Light&quot;, sans-serif">Work with the Director (CEO), Senior Manager Public Relations, Communications and Marketing and, as directed, on specific projects related to CECG strategy</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri Light&quot;, sans-serif">Contribute to the CECG’s positioning as a leading voice in education advocacy</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Essential Criteria</strong></p> <ul> <li>Experience working in a political setting, a government Department or an advocacy/not for profit organisation</li> <li>Exceptional written, oral and presentation communication skills including the capability to lead the preparation of submissions, curate the development of policy roundtables and effectively engage with stakeholders</li> <li>Highly developed knowledge of the public policy landscape and the process by which public policy is developed, including mastery level skills in public policy analysis and development</li> <li>Ability to maintain a dispassionate, objective and non-partisan perspective in the preparation of policy analysis and engagement with stakeholders</li> <li>Project management skills and proven ability to manage competing deadlines</li> </ul> <p><strong>Benefits and Opportunities</strong></p> <ul> <li>Attractive remuneration package with access to salary packaging</li> <li>Positive and collaborative work culture</li> <li>Immediate start available</li> </ul> <p><em>Please refer to the position description for an in-depth detail regarding position duties, criteria and skill set required.<br><br></em><strong>Application Process</strong></p> <p>Applicants will be required to submit a current resume and covering letter addressing the essential criteria outlined above. The cover letter should be no more than three pages.</p> <p>Further information about the role and Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Canberra &amp; Goulburn is available on the <a href="https://cg.catholic.edu.au/">website</a>.</p> <p>If you have any questions about the role, contact Amy Tallon, People &amp; Culture Officer on 0459943831 or via email at <a href="mailto:laura.russell@cg.catholic.edu.au">amy.tallon@cg.catholic.edu.au</a>.</p><br><br><p><img src="https://az29734.vo.msecnd.net/static/people/icons/icon_file_small.gif" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="https://careers.cg.catholic.edu.au/cw/en/PositionDescriptionDocument/499004/government-relations-and-policy-adviser">Applicant Information Pack</a></p>
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