Executive Support Officer

$87,715 - $100,388 yearly
  • ACT Government - Department of Education
  • ACT Education Directorate, Northbourne Avenue, Braddon ACT, Australia
  • 04 Jun, 2021
Full time - Permanent Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 17 June 2021
Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 6
Salary: $87,715 - $100,388 plus superannuation
Position No: 37070
Directorate: Education
Contact Officer: Nicole Moore on Nicole.Moore@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 4999

Details: The Strategic Policy Branch leads strategic reforms that deliver better outcomes for children and young people in the ACT. This is achieved by driving the strategic vision for education in the ACT; engaging meaningfully with strategic partners to conceptualise and design solutions to local challenges; and leveraging research, evidence and expertise in innovative ways to meet the ACT context. This includes Strategic Delivery of priority initiatives, Strategic Coordination of cross directorate priorities, and Strategic Partnering with other parts of the directorate on joint commitments.

The Executive Support Officer will assist the Executive Branch Manager - Strategic Policy through the provision of high-level administrative support. This includes, but is not limited to, coordinating branch reporting functions, secretariat and logistical support, as well as various administrative support functions. This role may also be required to support the Deputy Director-General - System Policy and Reform on an ad hoc basis.

In accordance with Directorate policies, the Executive Support Officer will provide coordination and quality assurance support to the Executive Branch Manager and Strategic Policy Branch. The officer’s main responsibilities will be to:

  • Coordinate branch reporting and communications, including (but not limited to) collation of cross Branch input into Annual Reports, Minister’s Weekly Briefs, and ConnectED updates
  • Provide Secretariat support for Team Leader and Branch Meetings, including scheduling, agendas, minutes and follow up of action items
  • Provide logistics support for Branch stakeholder forums and consultations as required, including liaison with Branch leads, venue and catering bookings, and stationary orders
  • Assisting Branch teams with high level meeting preparations, including (but not limited to) preparation of papers, speaking points, quality assurance, and arrangements briefs for intergovernmental forums, Strategic Board committees, and Cabinet processes.
  • Support for the Deputy Director General, System Policy and Reform as required. This can include calendar and workflow management, and other ad hoc supports.

The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Notes: This is an expected permanent position and is available from August 1, 2021. This position will be moving to a new workplace designed for activity-based working (ABW). Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk. This position will have options to work from home subject to requirements. The current distribution of work for the majority of branch employees is two days in-office, three days off-site. The primary worksite is located at 220, London Circuit, Canberra.

How to Apply: Please provide a current curriculum vitae, two-page response to the Selection Criteria and the details of at least two referees.

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Job Closing Date

17 Jun, 2021