The Parliamentary and Communications Team supports the work of the APVMA and the delivery of its objectives through oversight of parliamentary business, communication advice, media engagement, freedom of information and privacy, integrity and fraud control, website management and coordination.
- The Communications Team, which is responsible for promoting the APVMA through brand management, marketing, media, social media, corporate events, publications and website publishing, to build and reinforce the APVMA’s reputation as a world-class regulator of agricultural and veterinary chemicals.
- The Parliamentary and Coordination Team, which is responsible for the delivery of the APVMA’s ministerial and parliamentary communications, secretariat services to APVMA Executive committee and engagement with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) and other federal, state and territory government agencies.
- The FOI, Privacy and Integrity Team, which is responsible for managing the APVMA’s obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) and Privacy Act 1988, including coordinating the response to requests and reporting obligations and providing advice to ensure statutory compliance. The team is also responsible for managing the fraud control and integrity function and undertaking investigations related to the Privacy Act 1988, Public Interest Disclosures Act 2013 and APVMA Fraud Control Policy and Plan 2021–23.
- Demonstrated high-level interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including the ability to consider inputs from a range of sources to prepare documents, briefs, and ministerial correspondence on complex matters and confidently translate information for a variety of audiences.
- Highly developed leadership and management skills that demonstrates a commitment to developing staff, including a demonstrated ability to set priorities and gain commitment from staff and external stakeholders to meet deadlines.
- Demonstrated ability to motivate and engage a team through clear performance standards, coach staff to develop the ability to engage with risk and demonstrate the positive management of change.
- Well-developed interpretative, analytical and problem-solving skills, including a proven ability to research and interpret legislation, synthesise information, draft appropriate documentation and provide pragmatic advice when dealing with potentially sensitive issues with diplomacy.
- Demonstrated knowledge of legislation and guidelines in information governance, including FOI, privacy and information management; government integrity in areas such as complaints handling, Public Interest Disclosures, corruption and fraud; parliamentary processes; and government security.
- Qualifications or demonstrated experience in Law, Arts, Government, Communications or related disciplines
- Demonstrated high-level organisational skills including the ability to prioritise workloads in an environment of shared agendas, competing demands, statutory and operational deadlines and steers the team towards mutually beneficial outcomes.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Armidale, New South Wales, AU
Application Deadline: N/A