Senior Policy Project Officer

  • Contract: ASAP - May 2025
  • Rates: $600-$800 per day + super 
  • Location: Work from home and Sydney CBD office.
  • You must hold an Australian Permanent Residency or citizenship and reside in NSW.




Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the delivery of Secretariat functions for the government agency boards and committees to ensure effective governance of terms of reference, connectivity and processes across the various bodies within the organisation to enable strategic management and alignment.
  • Facilitate secretariat interactions between boards, committees and the government agency (and the Department), including organisation and management of meetings, papers, reports, submissions, briefings and correspondence.
  • Coordinate the submission, review and approval of materials across the organisation to support decision making by the government agency, boards and committees and ensure consistent, high standards are applied.
  • Undertake research, analysis and synthesis of information to support the boards, committees and decision making.
  • Coordinate and undertake the planning and development of projects, including developing project plans, coordinating resources, managing budgets, meeting reporting requirements, and supporting project-related activities to support the government agencies governance functions including its Boards and Committees.
  • Review and continuously improve governance processes and overall accountabilities and quality, including communications and training for relevant staff, recommending and implementing improvements.
  • Proactively foster and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships and networks through effective communication, negotiation and issues management with key internal and external stakeholders.



About You:

  • Ability to achieve assigned policy and/or programs objectives within a high volume and evolving work environment
  • You will be confident in dealing with complex and sensitive consultations with diverse stakeholders, within agreed timelines and varying expectations.
  • Able to identify issues and manage interdependencies to deliver policy, project, program and organisational objectives and developing workable solutions for implementation
  • You will have experience in advising and implementing the priorities of deadlines for delivery of policies, projects and/or elements of programs
  • Previous experience managing a team in delivery of policies, projects and/or programs.



Required Skills:

  • Experience in delivering projects and ensuring outcomes are achieved on time, on budget, and to quality standards.
  • Proven ability in influencing stakeholders to take action on delivering policy or project outcomes
  • Strong knowledge of the operational requirements for successful delivery of sustainability climate change, resilience, adaptation and/or net zero emissions programs.

Benefits of contracting through The Recruitment Company:

  • Best Agency to Work for in Australia 3 years in a row (Great Place To Work)
  • A dedicated Contractor care manager for you
  • Over 1000 positive reviews – 97% say we’re ‘exceptional’
  • Award-winning contractor benefits package
  • Leading NSW Government supplier since 2004
  • Discounted training and certification
  • We can cover you for PI and PL insurance
  • The BEST Christmas in July party in Australia



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Dervla  Neary does  Public Sector Professional & Technical

Public Sector Professional & Technical

Dervla Neary

Public Sector – Professional & Technical

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