Department of Regional NSW
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Senior Policy Officer (Youth Strategy & Partnerships)

Senior Policy Officer (Youth Strategy & Partnerships)

  • 499312
  • Community
  • Policy
  • Projects

Rewarding opportunity for a Senior Policy Officer to develop significant youth programs to increase opportunities & lasting outcomes in Regional NSW!

  • Exciting opportunity for a full time, temporary 2 years position
  • Applications open to ALL NSW!
  • Attractive salary starting from $113,434pa + 10% Super, flex time & leave entitlements (Clerk Grade 9/10)
  • Contribute to valuable youth programs in a vibrant and supportive team culture with exciting career pathways, development opportunities and true flexibility.

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.

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.

Join our growing team!

The Office for Regional Youth provides a coordinated and strategic approach to respond to regional youth issues, ensuring young people’s voices are heard and influence positive change and prospects within NSW communities. Our team and Department are rapidly expanding, with new opportunities, exciting career pathways and development tailored to you and your goals!

We pride ourselves on our team culture with a dynamic, diverse, passionate and supportive group of team members who collaborate to achieve amazing outcomes for young people in Regional NSW. We offer true flexibility and the opportunity to work on rewarding youth programs which give back to the community.

About the role

The Senior Policy Officer provides strategic and expert policy and legislative advice, information and coordination to support the development, implementation and delivery of a range of youth policy initiatives that support Agency and/or Government commitments.

Your work will achieve key youth policy and program objectives to create positive life changing outcomes for young people in regional NSW communities.

Key accountabilities will include:

  • Research, analyse and review complex policy issues to identify emerging issues, develop evidence-based options, mitigate risks, recommend solutions and inform decision making
  • Engage, build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships and provide expert policy advice and information to relevant stakeholders
  • Develop programs from consultation with policy, stakeholders and environmental scans of key youth issues
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on the development and implementation of policies and programs
  • Mentor and guide project officers and support staff, ensuring compliance with governance and quality requirements and a positive team culture
  • Prepare informative correspondence, written reports, publications, and briefs.
  • Provide regular updates and presentations to a range of internal and external stakeholders

About you

We are seeking an excellent communicator and collaborator with an understanding of youth issues and strong experience in program evaluation and policy development, implementation and review. You will be an excellent team member, who also has capacity for independent periods of work.

You have the ability to advise senior stakeholders, comprehend and interpret a wide variety of legislation, manage multiple projects with competing timeframes and meet deadlines in a challenging, fast-paced and highly rewarding government department. You will lead several projects with the capacity to provide beneficial real-time outcomes for regional young people

If you have the capability to achieve success in this role and are passionate about youth initiatives and creating greater opportunity and prosperity for young people in Regional NSW, we would love to hear from you!

Applying for the Role

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

Application Closing Date – 11:55pm Sunday 29 May 2022.

For further information about this opportunity, please view the role description or contact Charlotte Frew, Deputy Director on 0450 851 208 or via 

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.

All Department of Regional NSW employees are required to show evidence of:

  • being fully vaccinated with a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine and; or
  • having an approved medical contraindication.

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or approved COVID19 Vaccination medical exemption at the time of your application submission

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