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Principal Policy Officer

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Principal Policy Officer to join a dynamic team within a leading government department. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and undertaking extensive policy development and research activities. This role offers the chance to lead significant projects, develop future-oriented strategies and policies, and provide high-level strategic advice.

What you'll do:

  • Coordinate and undertake extensive policy development and research activities on initiatives affecting the education sector
  • Lead significant projects to develop future-oriented strategies and policies
  • Provide high-level strategic advice to senior executives
  • Represent the department on inter-departmental committees and working groups
  • Contribute to improving the quality of policy processes through collaboration with operational areas
  • Lead and coordinate reporting requirements such as responses to whole of Government initiatives, election commitment reporting, Service Delivery Statements, performance management, and strategic and business planning
  • Communicate effectively, consult and negotiate persuasively to achieve desired outcomes on strategic policy issues
  • Lead and manage significant projects providing direction, guidance and technical assistance to project staff


What you bring:

  • Proven experience in policy development within the education sector
  • Strong leadership skills with experience managing significant projects
  • Ability to analyse strategic issues and formulate innovative solutions
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to consult and negotiate persuasively
  • Experience in coordinating reporting requirements for government initiatives
  • Knowledge of developments and initiatives in early childhood education, school education and tertiary education policy


What sets this company apart:

  • Conveniently located in Brisbane CBD
  • 3 month contract with potential to extend
  • Flexible working options available

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.
To apply please click apply or call Brianna Brutnall on 07 3032 2286 for a confidential discussion.

Contract Type: TEMPORARY

Specialism: Legal

Focus: Public Sector

Industry: Public Sector and Government

Salary: AUD79.94 - AUD88.39 per hour

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Associate

Location: Brisbane CBD

Job Reference: 1979460/001

Date posted: 11 June 2024

Consultant: Brianna Brutnall

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