- Lead the Ministerial Liaison Team to manage and coordinate CSIRO's interaction with its portfolio Minister's office
- Support the CSIRO Board and Chief Executive's relationship with the Minister
- Provide advice to CSIRO staff on protocols and processes
The Ministerial Liaison Office (MLO) provides the point of contact within CSIRO for the portfolio Minister’s office and the portfolio department. The office provides a range of services to officers of CSIRO that support the organisation’s day to day interactions with the Minister. These include support for the preparation of: ministerial information, action, event and question time briefs, ministerial correspondence, responses to both formal and informal requests from the Minister or portfolio department for information, and all the other government activities that arise within a statutory authority.
The Ministerial Liaison Office (MLO) manages and supports CSIRO's relationship with its Minister and its portfolio department.
The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Negative Vetting 1 level.
Your duties will include
- Leading the Ministerial Liaison Team to manage and coordinate CSIRO's interaction with its portfolio minister's office and support the CSIRO Board and Chief Executive's relationship with the Minister.
- Participating and contributing as a member of the wider Corporate Affairs Leadership Team to develop and implement ministerial liaison strategy and the wider Corporate Affairs strategy.
- Assisting CSIRO in meeting its legislative, parliamentary and administrative responsibilities including coordination of Ministerial briefs, responses to Parliamentary Questions on Notice, Senate Estimates and Ministerial correspondence.
- Providing briefings and information for the Executive and senior CSIRO staff on protocol and accountability issues for the Minister, the Cabinet and the Parliament.
- Developing key relationships with CSIRO’s portfolio department to ensure they have sufficient information to fulfil their role as a policy adviser for the Minister regarding CSIRO.
Location: Black Mountain, Canberra
Salary: AU$113k - AU$132k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term until 30 October 2020
To be successful you will need
- Strong knowledge of government policies and processes and their application within a complex organisation.
- Demonstrated experience encompassing:
- an understanding of legislative, parliamentary and administrative responsibilities including experience developing ministerial briefs, responses to Parliamentary Questions on Notice, Senate Estimates briefings and Ministerial correspondence;
- strategic planning and implementation, calculating risk, problem solving, and effective team management.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills which reflect: a strong sense of audience; an ability to identify and prioritise issues in material provided by others; and an ability to present complex ideas concisely.
- Working understanding of Australia's federal government system.
- Demonstrated experience assessing the risk and opportunities of identified strategies, options and actions and ability to overcome setbacks to achieve organisation?wide goals
For details about who to contact and for more information please view the Position Description
Flexible Working Arrangements
We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance
At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment.
To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.
25 September 2019 (10.59pm AEST)