13 Jun

Director Parliamentary And Government Liaison Executive Office Sydney Melbourne Canberra Jobs Vacancy in Australian Competition Consumer Commission Accc Melbourne

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Director Parliamentary And Government Liaison Executive Office Sydney Melbourne Canberra Jobs Vacancy in Australian Competition Consumer Commission Accc Melbourne Jobs Details:

Salary from $120,335 to $141,021 (plus 15.4% superannuation)
Contact Officer: Lisa Anne Ayres (03) 9290 1980

The Executive Office provides high-level strategic and governance support to the ACCC. It is comprised of the Governance and Reporting team; the Parliamentary and Government Liaison team; and the Support and Secretariat team.

The Executive Office coordinates and manages parliamentary and ministerial activities for the ACCC, provides secretariat and support services for the Commission and its committees and for the Executive Management Board. The Office is responsible for the governance and performance reporting of the agency. It is responsible for:

  • preparing and coordinating briefings and reports for the Chairman, Commissioners, Chief Operating Officer and Executive General Managers
  • coordinating Ministerial correspondence
  • providing secretariat services to the Commission and coordinating information for parliamentary committees
  • providing professional administrative support, including executive assistance to the Chairman, Commissioners, Chief Operating Officer and senior executives
  • ensuring compliance with the agency’s governance responsibilities
  • the performance reporting obligations of the agency, including under the Public
Governance Performance and Accountability Act and the Regulator Performance Framework

  • undertaking executive project work.

The role requires a Negative Vetting 1 security clearance.

This position reports directly to Executive Director, Executive Office and works closely with the Chairman and Commissioners of the ACCC to deliver high-level, strategic and timely advice.

The role requires close collaboration with Executive General Managers to provide an integrated approach to the business activities of the organisation; and:

  • anticipates emerging issues and identifies connections between ACCC and AER matters and broader government, community, legal and other national and international contexts within which the ACCC operates
  • provides and oversees the delivery of quality support and information to the Commission, Commissioners, and ACCC Executive team and to Treasury Portfolio Ministers, including the preparation and or review of complex briefing material submissions and reports.
The role requires clear and effective communication and interpersonal skills. It involves high level liaison and negotiation with internal and external stakeholders as well as the ability to manage complex and varying workloads with competing demands and schedules. This position also involves liaison at the highest level across both public and private sectors.

As the Director, Parliamentary and Government Liaison, you will be responsible for the management of a team responsible for the ACCC’s engagement with its responsible Minister, other Portfolio Ministers, the Treasury and other portfolio departments. The role has management responsibilities for staff at the EL1, APS6 and APS5 levels, with staff currently based in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney.

Your team will be responsible for the scheduling, completion and clearance of briefings and advice to Ministers, the ACCC Chairman and Commissioners and portfolio departments; Ministerial and Parliamentary correspondence; key scheduling documents including ‘Radar’ and the Forward Schedule of announcements; and a range of other internal briefing documents.

In fulfilling this role, the team is responsible for engagement across the whole ACCC, including with Commissioners, the Chief Operating Officer and Executive General Managers. The role also requires establishing and maintaining a close working relationship with the ACCC’s Strategic Communications branch and with the AER’s General Manager, Strategic Communications.

In addition to your management responsibilities, you will also be directly responsible for engaging with the Minister, Treasury and various other parliamentary and government stakeholders to advocate for the ACCC, including in relation to New Policy Proposals, Ministerial directions, and Ministerial decisions under the Australian Consumer Law. The role also acts as the ACCC’s Cabinet Legislation Liaison Officer.

It is a role that requires a broad range of expertise in, and knowledge of, government, Australian industry, the principles of good governance and the role and function of the ACCC and relevant legislation.

The successful candidate will have the ability to establish priorities and manage competing demands on resources, provide clear and timely direction to their team, independently make decisions based on professional judgement and established protocols, and evaluate risks within a dynamic and fast paced environment within tight timeframes.

The role requires a candidate who is reliable, diligent, pays close attention to detail and has the ability to generate new ideas, approaches, and strategies and implement these in the work place.

Knowledge of the work of the ACCC is highly desirable, as is previous experience in a senior parliamentary liaison role.

The role requires strong IT skills in the Microsoft suite of products (Word, Excel, Outlook etc) and an ability to quickly learn other software specific to the role, including the Parliamentary Document Management System (PDMS), and the Trim records management system.


1. Providing high-level strategic advice to the Executive Director, Executive Office; Chairman; Commissioners and senior executives in relation to the ACCC’s direction and priorities, with regard to the role of the ACCC and relevant parliamentary and political developments.

2. Undertaking diverse projects as directed, including policy analysis, and high-level administrative matters. Preparing reports and responses to complex correspondence, and coordinating large reports and submissions.

3. Leading and managing the team of staff responsible for the delivery of:

  • strategic and timely formal advice to Government
  • high quality briefings to Portfolio Ministers, Treasury, other Commonwealth departments, Commissioners and senior executives of the ACCC
  • timely responses to Ministerial and Parliamentary correspondence.
4. Developing and ensuring adherence to protocols for engaging with Parliamentary Offices, with reference to the Government’s Statement of Expectations, the ACCC’s Statement of Intent and the relevant legislation, including:

  • reporting on the agencies timeliness KPIs for Executive Minutes, Ministerial correspondence and briefings.
  • analysing business processes to identify areas for improvement and managing the implementation and ongoing success of these processes. This includes leading the ACCC’s adoption of policies associated with CABNET, in conjunction with the SES sponsor.
5. Assisting the Executive Director of the Executive Office with the overall management and strategic focus of the ACCC, including strategic projects and coordinating and managing internal and external events including the annual Senior Management Conference and annual Bannerman Competition Lecture.

6. Working with the other EL2 and EL1 staff in the Executive Office’s Governance and Performance and Secretariat and Support teams to ensure the Executive Office’s achieves its role of supporting ACCC Commissioners and staff.

How to apply

Please provide a statement of claims of no more than 800 words that highlights your suitability for the role based on your work experience and the selection criteria. Please also provide a recent curriculum-vitae.

For more information on working with the ACCC and to apply online please visit www.accc.gov.au/employment.

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