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Senior Advisor - Ministerial Liaison

CSIRO - Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
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The Opportunity

  • Can you manage and support CSIRO's relationship with it's Minister & Federal Parliament?
  • Do you love to work with a high performing team, in a fast-paced, dynamic environment?
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The successful applicant will be responsible for coordinating CSIRO’s participation in Parliamentary Inquiry processes. As part of a team providing a range of services that support CSIRO’s day to day interactions with the Minister, the role will lead or assist with the preparation of ministerial briefs, ministerial correspondence, and other government activities that arise within a statutory authority.

This is a busy role with a need to manage and prioritise multiple tasks with varying levels of complexity and urgency to maintain CSIRO’s reputation for delivering high-quality support to its Minister. Work is often required to be delivered under pressure, especially when parliament is sitting and a track record of being able to deliver on priorities under pressure is essential.

Your duties will include:
  • Preparing high quality, accurate and timely written briefs that summarise CSIRO’s research and operational activities and their impact for government.
  • Assisting with the timely advice on Ministerial matters to the Chief Executive and Executive Team
  • Contributing to professional development team performance through coaching, mentoring, feedback, influence and motivating individuals and the team.
  • Fostering an environment that encourages new ideas and provides support for the development of emerging skills and ideas.
  • Contributing to the ongoing enhancement of the team’s capability through a commitment to effective knowledge transfer where there is a high level of cooperation with and between the teams.
Location: Canberra, ACT

Salary: AU$98k - AU$106k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite

Reference: 72487

To be considered you will need:
  • Relevant tertiary qualification and/or equivalent experience in a similar role
  • Strong comprehensive, written and oral communication skills combined with high-level analytical capability and the ability to develop a creative approach to problem-solving.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and representational skills and the demonstrated ability to build trust and respect with internal and external stakeholders as well as the ability to work across organisational boundaries and integrate information into an Enterprise approach.
  • High level analytical and investigative skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team operating in a dynamic environment that may require occasional long and/or irregular hours and the ability to deliver work under pressure, and manage and prioritise multiple tasks work to tight deadlines with a track record of delivery of outcomes.
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The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the NV1 (SECRET) level.

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.

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

Monday 29 March, 11:00pm AEDT


Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency


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