Assistant Director Policy and Research - Families, Mental Health & Recruitment

Posted 11 July 2022
Salary$68 - $83 per hour, Benefits: 24 Month Federal government Contract in the Sydney CBD
LocationSydney CBD
Job type Full time
DisciplineGovernment Federal, Other

Job description

  • $68 - $83 per hour + super
  • Sydney CBD location
  • 24 Month initial contract
A fantastic opportunity is now available for an experienced Assistant Director, Policy and Research to work with a unique Federal agency

The Role

The Assistant Director, Policy and Research reports to the Director of the policy team with responsibilities that include working within a small team to deliver Mental Health and Recruitment research, policy development and reporting.

Your responsibilities are but not limited to:

  • Develop and write high quality content for policy papers and final report provide policy input in preparation for hearings, roundtables and other consultation mechanisms
  • Apply critical thinking and rigorous analysis to ensure the delivery of sound proposals and recommendations that are necessary, implementable and sustainable
  • Undertake research and participate in consultations to support the development of background papers the final report
  • Demonstrate agility and resilience in response to changing demands and a high workload
  • Contribute personal expertise to projects across the agency – for example, expertise may include in the areas of social policy development, background policy research, public health, mental health and suicide prevention
You will have:
  • A degree in social work, psychology or social sciences Strong strategic policy experience
  • Sound understanding of suicide prevention and systems theory
  • Experience and understanding of mental health/ health service systems and policy
  • Understanding the role of families/carers within a mental health/ health context
  • Highly developed sense of initiative and demonstrated willingness to be proactive.
  • Experience working with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to work in a team that is widely dispersed/ regularly engaged in meetings.
  • Effective communication skills, including the ability to confidently communicate requests and instructions to individuals and groups and strong writing skills.
  • Possess flexibility and adaptability to manage changing work requirements and varying volumes of work.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, solve problems, manage and meet deadlines and maintain a high quality of work with limited supervision.
Applicants are required to hold Australian Citizenship and the ability to obtain a Security clearance to be considered.
Please do forward your CV in MS Word format by hitting APPLY NOW or for more information, call Karen  on 02 9200 3677.

DFP welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, DFP will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via or 1300 337 000 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.

Note: You may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status.