Department of Regional NSW
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Board and Ministerial Support Officer

Board and Ministerial Support Officer

  • 496886
  • Administration and Clerical
  • Full Time Ongoing Opportunity
  • Location – Dubbo, Coffs Harbour, Queanbeyan or Armidale preferred; other Regional NSW offices will be considered.
  • Salary commencing from $99,431pa + super

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.

About Local Land Services:
Local Land Services (LLS) is an Executive Agency related to the DRNSW cluster.  It provides quality, customer-focused services to landholders and the community across New South Wales. This regionally based organisation brings together a wide range of service and advisory functions including agriculture, biosecurity, natural resource management, land management, biodiversity, emergency services, private native forestry and the Soil Conservation Service.

About the Role:
This position will provide Executive support to the LLS Chair and provide secretariat support to the LLS Board, multiple Board committees and executive team as required. You will also be required to facilitate the effective and efficient flow of information in and out of LLS to the Minister’s office. The role acts as a central liaison between the Chair, CEO, Board, committee convenors and executive support team, coordinating activities and information flow.|

This position has a strong focus on both internal and external stakeholder management.  You will be coordinating with various stakeholders, sometimes regarding quite sensitive information, whilst building strong long-term relationships and to facilitate Board activities and outcomes.

You will also be required to undertake secretariat support services by co-ordinating the collation, distribution and record keeping of Board and committee meeting agendas, papers, minutes and communiques ensuring they are timely and accurate.

For more information about this position, you can download the role description.

About You:
To be successful in this prominent and diverse role you will be highly efficient, highly effective and accountable. You will be an excellent team player, have solid judgement and be highly organised.

You will be able to understand and navigate the complex environment in which we operate and escalate issues as they arise. You will be an accomplished relationship builder across all levels and be able to leverage these relationships as required.

You will also have a true passion for working for landholders within Regional NSW and eagerness to be a part of Local Land Services and what we represent

Key information on how to apply:
If this role sounds ideal to you, please apply via our online portal by submitting your resume and a brief cover letter outlining how your skills and experience match what we are looking for.

Closing Date:  Monday 31st January 2022 at 11.55pm

Further Information Contact
For further information about this opportunity please contact Emma Peden on 0419 962 512 or

Additional Information:
A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

Who is the Department of Regional NSW? Why work for us?
Our Department is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.

All Department of Regional NSW employees are required: 

  • To be fully vaccinated of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine by 30 January 2022 and/ or 
  • an approved medical contraindication. 

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or apply for a medical exemption prior to securing a role. 

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