Department of Regional NSW
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Senior Coordination Officer

Senior Coordination Officer

  • 500361
  • Administration and Clerical
  • Policy
  • Projects
  • Fix term, full-time role for 2 years
  • Location: South East NSW, (Headquarter Queanbeyan NSW) 
  • Attractive salary starting from $113,343pa + Super and leave entitlements
  • Work on exciting projects in an innovative and collaborative environment, positively influencing the lives of people living in regional NSW.


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 and is focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable New South Wales with thriving natural environments/regions and strong economic prosperity. 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.

About us

Regional Development and Programs ensure representation of regional NSW perspectives in decision making and play a crucial community-facing leadership role to support improved outcomes in economic development and community wellbeing for regional NSW.

Regional Development works with State and Local Government agencies, regional communities, business and other stakeholders to drive the NSW Government’s regional priorities and deliver better outcomes for the people living and working in regional NSW.


About the role

The Senior Coordination Officer, within the Regional Development South East team will undertake policy, project and coordination work to support the delivery of the Government’s priorities across NSW.

As a Senior Coordination Officer, you will:

  • Provide effective departmental support to the Premier, Deputy Premier and the Cabinet, including the preparation of briefs, Cabinet reports and presentations and correspondence on regional, whole-of-government matters.
  • Develop, manage and implement cross-agency and inter-governmental projects and initiatives that drive the delivery of the Government’s priorities and achieve positive outcomes for communities. Consult with relevant stakeholders to ensure the feasibility of proposed projects and initiatives.
  • Prepare high quality briefings, correspondence and advice for the Department’s Executive, Premier and Deputy Premier, the Cabinet and Minister to inform the Government’s response to key issues impacting regional NSW. Ensure all relevant matters are addressed, the information is factual, accurate and succinct, and the NSW policy position is clearly represented.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with government agencies and key internal and external stakeholders to ensure the Government’s priorities are understood and met at the regional level, particularly on multi-agency issues with whole-of-State significance.


About you

You are proactive, results driven and a team player, with the ability to drive an agenda, maintain effective stakeholder relationships, manage multiple competing priorities and meet deadlines in a challenging, fast-paced and highly rewarding government department.

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Strong knowledge of the workings of Government, including Ministerial roles, agency functions and central agency responsibilities and capacity to achieve results in these contexts.
  • Sound understanding of the environmental, social and economic regional issues facing governments, agencies and communities.
  • A current drivers licence.
  • Experience in managing internal and external consultations and negotiations on projects and initiatives with a wide range of stakeholders with varying philosophies, capabilities and interests.

If you have the capability to achieve success in this role and are passionate about creating a more prosperous Regional NSW, we would love to hear from you!


Applying for the Role

To apply, please attach a copy of your CV (maximum 4 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) that tells us about your relevant skills and experience.

Application Closing Date – 11:55pm Sunday, 21 August 2022.

For further information about this opportunity, please view the role description or contact Laura Hartley, Deputy Director Regional Coordination on laura.hartley@regional.nsw.gov.au

A recruitment talent 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 18 months.


Our commitment to flexible working:

The NSW Department of Regional NSW is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. 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 are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to explore new ways of working - including part-time, job-share or working from different locations. Everyone can ask about it.


Our commitment to Diversity:

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.

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