Director, Policy and Service Design

Job Title: Director, Policy and Service Design
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-1807-90306_1534834819
Contact Name: Christopher Morrison
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 21, 2018 17:00

Job Description

The Community Services Directorate manages the human services responsibilities of the ACT Government. They lead policy and program delivery for families, children and young people; people with disabilities, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, migrants and refugees; people in need of housing support and assistance; women, veterans and seniors; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Strategy and Policy, the Director, Policy and Service Design will coordinate whole of Directorate and strategic policy projects and have oversight of inter-governmental strategic policy matters. This is an exciting opportunity to provide strategy support to the Directorate Executive and Ministers' Offices, with particular regard to service reform initiatives.

In this role you will lead policy design, development, implementation and evaluation across the Community Services Directorate and also significantly contribute to whole of ACT Government and inter-governmental initiatives. In addition, you will work in partnership with key stakeholders across the ACT including relationship management with clients, community sector organisations and working with oversight authorities in order to achieve system reform and design work.

To be successful in this role, you will have extensive experience in policy development and service design. You will be politically astute and able to navigate complex stakeholder relationships across government, community groups and peak bodies. In addition, you are a leader with a strong values base who possesses significant intellectual capability with respect to analysis and strategic policy development.

This is an exciting time to have a lasting impact on how human services are delivered across the ACT. A competitive salary and relocation package is on offer for this pivotal role.

Contract: The successful applicant will be engaged under a performance based contract for a period of up to five years. Prospective applicants should be aware that long-term engagements are tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly.

Applications close: 11:59pm, Thursday 30 August 2018

Please submit a resume and brief covering letter (maximum two pages) which details your skill and experience relevant to the role here. For further information, please contact Chris Morrison from Davidson Executive & Boards on (02) 8093 0632.