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Policy and Project Officer

Policy and Project Officer

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  • Multiple full-time opportunities available up to 2 years
  • Clerk grade 7/8 $101,947 to $112,849 + Super, Flex & leave entitlements
  • Hybrid work environment on offer - all NSW locations considered. Preference will be given to candidates who live in one of the affected coal mining regions of North-West NSW, Central-West NSW, Hunter or the Illawarra Region. 
  • Be part of a dedicated, passionate team who are serious about making a real, meaningful difference to the people and communities of regional NSW

The Royalties for Rejuvenation and Diversification Team within Regional Programs is employing for multiple positions.

We’re looking for enthusiastic applicants who will apply their knowledge and skills to deliver programs that will support coal mining affected communities now and into the future and support the delivery of diversification activity across regional NSW.

To be eligible, you must be a motivated and self-driven individual with an ability to travel when required to for the role. Preference will be given to candidates who live in one of the affected coal mining regions of North-West NSW, Central-West NSW, Hunter or the Illawarra Region.

The Regional Programs branch is part of the Regional Development and Programs division in the Department of Regional NSW.

Our branch delivers a range of initiatives to promote economic growth and enhance community wellbeing across regional NSW by helping drive employment, improve local amenity, deliver positive outcomes for young people and respond to the emerging needs of regional communities.


The Royalties for Rejuvenation and Diversification team is responsible for:

  • establishing and supporting the Royalties for Rejuvenation Fund Regional Expert Panels who represent the four affected coal mining regions of the Hunter, Illawarra, North West and Central West of NSW;
  • supporting strategic deliverables under the Royalties for Rejuvenation Fund;
  • supporting the implementation of economic diversification activity across regional NSW;
  • coordinating a multi-agency Regional Economic Diversification Steering Committee.

To be successful in this role, candidates must have strong administration and stakeholder engagement experience and be comfortable working in a versatile and fasted paced working environment.  Candidates should also have strong policy experience and be comfortable working across government to coordinate diversification activities, including the work of the Regional Economic Steering Committee.

What We Can Offer You

  • Meaningful and rewarding work with opportunities to contribute to your community, achieve your professional goals, and maintain a work-life balance.
  • Flexibility (including hybrid working) a 35-hour working week plus generous parental support, health and wellbeing & employee assistance programs.
  • A job with us means you can deliver with impact, connect to what matters and live your way! Watch this video to find out more.

How to Apply?

All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining your relevant skills and experience to succeed in the roles.

For questions about the role, please view the role description or contact Alison Calvert, A/Manager of Royalties for Rejuvenation and Diversification, 0409 887 956 or alison.calvert@regional.nsw.gov.au

Applications close on 11:55pm Sunday, 5 February 2023.


Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Regional NSW. We encourage applications from people with a range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This includes differences in culture, gender, sexual orientation, language and disability status or other attributes. The Department of Regional NSW is a workplace where everyone is able to contribute and participate to their full potential, and we are proud to have a team that reflects the richness and complexity of the regional NSW communities we serve.


Additional Information:
A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. 

Who is the
Department of Regional NSW? Why work for us?

The Department of Regional NSW was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. The 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.

About our team

Our Regional Programs branch ensures sector excellence and leadership in the design, delivery and evaluation of programs to support social and economic outcomes for regional NSW through the administration of the $3bn Regional Growth Fund. Our work is structured and procedural with a focus on strong governance, quality systems and transparency in government administration. 

We play a crucial leadership role that supports improved outcomes in economic development and community wellbeing for regional NSW. Our programs and staff are focused on growing regional economies, communities and employment and improving quality of life for regional communities.

More detailed information about our teams can be found on the Regional NSW website by clicking here.

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