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Senior Government Relations Officer

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Work type: Continuing
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 8

Classification: ANU Officer O8 (Administration)
Salary package: $103,636 to $110,821 per annum plus 17% superannuation 
Terms: Full Time, Continuing 

Position overview 

Terrific opportunity to join the high-performing Government Relations team at Australia’s #1 university.  Work with the ANU Executive and across the University to strengthen government engagement and integrate our world-leading academic excellence into government policy-making processes.  The Senior Government Relations Officer will build relationships with political representatives, the public service leaders and the broader policy-making community to protect ANU’s interests and showcase its work as a national and global institution.   

Reporting to the Head of Government Relations, the Senior Government Relations Officer will: 

  • Investigate, research and advise on key policy issues, political developments and policy proposals. 

  • Monitor and interpret the University’s policy and political environment to support the delivery of government relations objectives. 

  • Prepare submissions to government policy development processes and parliamentary inquiries in collaboration with relevant internal stakeholders.  

  • Support the ANU Executive and academics engaging with government with high level advice and tactical assistance.  

  • Represent the Office of Commonwealth & Government Relations within University governance and administration processes.   

  • Develop and maintain relationships with parliamentarians and their staff, senior public servants, kindred organisations, and internal ANU stakeholders.  

  • Coordinate the provision communication plans, risk issue registers and resource management plans to optimise the delivery of services in a timely manner. 

Candidate Enquiries: Steven Fanner, E:  T: 0402 913 603 

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on 

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit 

Application information 

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents: 

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria. 

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form. 

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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Updated:  01 February 2019/Responsible Officer:  Director Human Resources /Page Contact:  HR Systems