Public Policy Specialist

Dubbo, Australia
Tuesday, 22 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 5 November 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Join a University committed to community engagement
  • Varied and diverse role
  • Enjoy the regional lifestyle Dubbo has to offer

The Role

  • Continuing, Full Time
  • $112,228 to $118,611 p.a. (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Dubbo (campus negotiable)

You will provide advice and support to the Strategic Adviser including the writing of detailed submissions, detailed and technical research and provision of advice on higher education policy detail and matters of strategic importance.

To be successful you will have:

  • Appropriate qualifications in a relevant field, and excellent knowledge and understanding of parliamentary and cabinet policy and processes;
  • Extensive experience in education policy (higher education, and vocational education and training) including position development and stakeholder consultation;
  • A comprehensive understanding of Commonwealth-State relations, including COAG processes in education and training with the capability to monitor, report, identify and effectively manage emerging issues;
  • Demonstrated experience in research, policy analysis and policy development coupled with excellent writing and problem-solving skills including the ability to gather and analyse complex information, contribute to policy development, analysis and review, and integrate material from various sources into a consistent document; AND
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of effective support at the senior management level, managing all matters with confidentiality, sensitivity and discretion, as well as demonstrated negotiation and relationship management skills for regularly consulting with a diverse range of stakeholders.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Office of Regional Engagement and Government Relations is established under the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Engagement and is responsible for leading the Universitys program to promote effective engagement with regional communities and government.

The Office has two key portfolios including:

  1. Regional Engagement which cultivates strong, relevant and collaborative partnerships throughout regional communities, and fosters engagement with regional communities, in particular communities within the Universitys footprint;
  2. Government Relations that provides strategic advice to the Vice-Chancellor, senior-executive and the wider Charles Sturt University community on matters relating to the Universitys engagement and strategic positioning with government as well as influencing public policy.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Fiona Nash | Strategic Adviser, Regional Engagement and Government Relations | | Ph: 0428 864 845

Closing Date: 11 pm, 5 November 2019