Policy & Senior Policy Officers

Posted 29 June 2022
Salary$58 per hour
Job type Contract
DisciplineAdministration, Administration & Support

Job description

The Company: 
Our client is the National end to end regulator of Aged Care Services and the primary point of contact for consumers and providers in relation to quality and safety. They are seeking a number of Policy staff to join their expanding team. 
Purpose of the positions: 
To provide high level strategic and operational policy advice and support with a focus on ensuring best practice, quality assurance and continuous improvement is implemented into decision-making processes and that lessons learnt are translated into regulatory policy development. 
Team overview: 
As a section of the Regulatory Policy and Intelligence Group, Operational Policy and Support (OP&S) contribute to the Commission’s strategic purpose to protect and enhance the safety, health, well-being and quality of life of people receiving aged care by developing and providing advice on the whole of Commission and function-specific policy, guidance and tools that drive how we work and explains how to apply broad policy within all operational environments. 
The successful applicants will: 
  • Provide high-level policy support to operational areas and regulatory functions of the Commission through: 
  • supporting the implementation of improvements to regulatory functions across the Commission 
  • developing policy and operational documents for consideration by other team members preparing and reviewing guidance material on policy and procedural changes 
  • researching and drafting briefing documents for a range of audiences about policy issues 
  • providing policy advice on relevant legislation, standards and industry information. 
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to build and maintain positive working relationships and respond to all enquiries and requests in a positive and timely manner. 
  • Mentor other staff and share information for the purpose of ensuring knowledge transfer and a common understanding of Commission legislation, Aged Care Quality Standards, Regulatory Strategy, Commission policy frameworks and organisational goals. 
To be successful, applicants will bring: 
  • High-level proficiency in systems such as Microsoft and Adobe e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams or similar 
  • Display sound judgement, analytical skills and the ability to understand legislation and support the development of sound policy and guidance 
  • Capacity to manage internal and external stakeholders as well as external suppliers 
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate information coherently and concisely to a diverse audience 
  • Effective organisational and time management skills to plan and deliver identified priorities 
  • Ability to work effectively without supervision and to guide team members 
  • Thorough understanding of the Australian aged care system 
  • Experience developing regulatory policy 
  • You will be offered: 
  • Extensive in-house training a support 
  • Hourly rate in line with APS experience $58 
  • Hybrid WFH options following successful training 
  • 6 month assignment with view to extension/ opportunities for non-ongoing contracts 
To Apply 
If this sounds like the next step in your career, please apply now via the link. 
As this role is within Federal Government, applicants must hold Australian citizenship and will be required to obtain a Baseline security clearance. 

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 adjustments@dfp.com.au 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.