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Government and Industry Liaison Officer - Climate & Weather

Employer
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (ANU)
Location
Canberra, Australia
Salary
$89,134 - $102,600 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6/7 (Administration)
Salary package: $ 89,134 - $ 102,600 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, Continuing (contingent funded), funded for 3 years

The Position

This position is fully funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for the Weather of the 21st Century. The incumbent will contribute to and benefit from being a part of a supportive and vibrant Centre community which offers unparalleled networking and professional development opportunities.

The Centre is a major seven-year initiative funded by the Australian Research Council. It is a consortium of 24 partners led by Monash University in partnership with The University of Melbourne, The University of New South Wales, The Australian National University, and the University of Tasmania.

The Centre’s team-based research is focused on how Australia’s weather is being reshaped by climate change. The Centre conducts blue-sky research with real-world applications for communities, industry and government. The research program is made up of six integrated Centre Projects: Weather System Dynamics; Climate Variability and Weather Systems; Weather Systems in a Warmer World; Weather Resources; High-Impact Weather; and Modelling Science.

The Government and Industry Liaison role is an integral part of the Centre’s Engagement and Impact Program. The role of Government & Industry Liaison reports to the Deputy Director (Partnerships, based at ANU) and has no direct reports. The role will also be guided by the Centre’s Senior Advisor – Engagement and Impact, based at Monash University. 

The Government and Industry Liaison will be a member of Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES). Our culture is one of inclusivity and respect and we encourage everyone to embrace these values as expressed in our culture statement.

Applicants seeking secondments from the Australian Public Service or state public sectors are encouraged to apply.

The Person

The Government & Industry Liaison - Climate & Weather will facilitate dialogue and exchange between 21st Century Weather researchers and a range of stakeholders. Working under guidance from the Deputy Director (Partnerships) and the Senior Adviser – Engagement and Impact, you will assume responsibility for the Centre’s knowledge brokerage and partner integration functions and steer the implementation of its science translation and outreach strategy. You will actively engage with key partners in industry and government to understand their requirements for weather and climate data, tools and training that facilitate policy development and business decision making. You will further foster those relationships to enable the Centre to understand and deliver targeted research. You will also engage with the Centre’s researchers to gain a thorough working understanding of the core research being undertaken by the centre, identify linkages and potential pathways to impact, and provide guidance and training to centre researchers who are inexperienced in collaborating outside of academia. The role is also responsible for the compilation and production of regular science briefings for policy makers that are accessible to a non-scientific audience while maintaining rigour and accuracy. 

Your ability to lead by example, coupled with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, will enable you to foster respectful and productive working relationships with staff, students and colleagues at all levels within RSES in line with the RSES Culture Statement.

For more information about the position please contact Professor Nerilie Abram on T: +61 2 6125 1978 E: Nerilie.Abram@anu.edu.au.

Working at ANU

This is an opportunity to work with a world class University that undertakes cutting edge research and has a strong tradition in research-led teaching excellence.

We offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements including hybrid arrangements working both on our beautiful, green campus and working remotely,
  • Generous paid parental leave entitlements of up to 32 weeks. We are one of the leading employers in Australia for parental leave entitlements,
  • Designated parent rooms, quiet spaces and childcare facilities on campus,
  • Career support, training, mentoring & upskilling opportunities.

For more information on a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs, please click here.

To see what the Science at ANU community is like, we invite you to follow us on social media at Instagram and Facebook.

A Diverse and Inclusive Team

ANU is introducing measures to support the recruitment, inclusion and retention of employees with disability. To find out more, please click here.

ANU is a large, diverse employer with staff working across numerous professions (see the full list of available roles here. We are a recipient of the bronze award through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program and a platinum member of the Australian Network on Disability. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities and from individuals who may have had a non-linear career path, career gaps or career breaks.

To Apply

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

The committee will consider candidates that do not meet one or more aspects of the selection criteria.

If you require adjustments to participate in any of the above assessments, please contact our HR team at E: hr.cos@anu.edu.au. Any adjustment request or the disclosure of disability will not be communicated to the selection committee without the candidates consent and it will not having any bearing on hiring decisions.

For examples of common reasonable adjustments please click here.

The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

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