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Ministerial Advisor


We are currently assisting a prominent environmental organisation in their search for a qualified individual to fill the role of an APS6 Ministerial & Portfolio Advice and Coordination Manager. This 12-month position offers a unique chance to contribute to strategic governance advice, coordinate agency responses, and lead high-priority projects.

Location: Canberra
Rate: $72.95 p/h plus super
Work type: 12-month contract

About the role:
As the APS6 Advice and Coordination Manager, you will play a pivotal role in providing strategic governance advice, coordinating agency responses, and managing high-level priority projects. Your contributions will extend to shaping the strategic corporate direction and representing the organisation in parliamentary and intergovernmental activities.

The ideal candidate will be agile, adaptive, and open to innovation. Strong communication and collaboration skills are crucial, along with the ability to manage competing priorities and tight timeframes. A commitment to integrity, sound judgment, and professionalism is expected.

  • Understanding of the machinery of government/public sector
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience managing strategic processes
  • Ability to work with a range of stakeholders in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to pass an Australian Federal Police Check
  • Demonstrated experience in public sector administration (preferred)
  • Tertiary qualifications or relevant experience in parliamentary, government, project management, or media/issues management (preferred)
  • Support the team in coordinating the department’s engagement in the parliamentary process, including question time briefs, appearances at senate estimates and committee hearings, parliamentary inquiry submissions, and Questions on Notice.
  • Coordinate timely and high-quality input from across the department to develop briefings for the Minister and respond to information requests from Commonwealth agencies.
  • Provide drafting advice and coordinate ministerial correspondence and submissions in accordance with organisational and departmental requirements.
  • Scan and monitor Parliament through Hansard and committee pages.
  • Undertake environmental scanning, research, or data collection as needed to inform briefs or other processes.
  • Plan, write, edit, and proofread materials; take the lead on planning and implementing strategic projects for the section and the organization.

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Laura O’Donovan on 0455 949 032 or email

Note: Due to legal requirements, applicants must be Australian Citizens.
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