LGNSW Positions Vacant

Industrial Officer

  • Peak industry association
  • High profile role in a busy work environment
  • Attractive remuneration package
Local Government NSW (LGNSW) is the registered employer body and peak industry body representing councils in NSW. LGNSW is seeking to employ a suitably qualified and experienced industrial relations professional on a permanent basis.
As a member of the Industrial Relations Unit, your responsibilities will include:
  • Representing LGNSW and its members before State and Federal courts and tribunals;
  • Providing advice on a broad range of industrial relations, employment and human resources related issues, including but not limited to: performance management, recruitment, termination of employment, anti-discrimination, WHS, privacy and workplace reform;
  • Interpreting, negotiating, drafting and providing advice on awards, enterprise agreements, contracts of employment, employment related policies and legislation;
  • Drafting reports, submissions and legal documents;
  • Represent LGNSW on external committees and working parties.
To be successful in this role you will be a team player with experience appearing before State and/or Federal industrial relations tribunals, have excellent communication and advocacy skills and a well-developed understanding of State and Federal industrial relations systems, human resources management, employment legislation and workplace reform. 
You will also possess tertiary qualifications in industrial relations, human resources management, law or an associated discipline.
LGNSW offers excellent conditions of employment, which may include working a 19 day month. The position also comes with an attractive salary that is dependent upon experience. Applicants must be willing to travel regularly.
Download the position description and selection criteria. Please forward cover letter, resume and response to selection criteria to lgms@lgnsw.org.au
For further details about the role please call Adam Dansie (Senior Manager Industrial Relations) on (02) 9242 4140 during business hours.

Strategy Manager - Infrastructure and Planning

  • Sydney CBD location
  • Established and respected organisation
  • Competitive salary 
We seek an excellent leader with a track record in strategic policy and legislative environments, to lead a specialist team to research, develop and implement policies and strategies which influence policy outcomes for local government in NSW.

The organisation

Local Government NSW (LGNSW) is the peak body for local government in NSW, representing councils and related member organisations. With a proud 100+ year history, LGNSW develops  an effective community-based system of local government in NSW; advocates on behalf of members to influence policy directions of State and Commonwealth Governments and provides a range of services including, industrial relations, legal advice, management services and training.

The position

The Strategy Manager leads the local government infrastructure and planning policy portfolio, within the organisation’s advocacy division. This involves managing the coordination, development and implementation of LGNSW’s policy initiatives in this portfolio area, which includes consultation and negotiation with member councils and stakeholders.  Leading a policy team, the position provides policy and strategic advice on emerging, on-going issues and often-complex issues in the portfolio to the Director Advocacy, Chief Executive, Board and members.  

The person

Highly regarded as a collaborative leader, you will drive a positive and innovative organisational culture, providing insight and input to strategic and business planning and contribute actively to the success of the organisation. You will be from a strong policy background, with a proven track record in research, analysis of complex policy issues, identifying emerging issues, and developing evidence-based options and strategies on one or more of these significant issues: infrastructure and planning. In short, you will ‘get’ policy development and the legislative environment, and the role strategic policy plays in a member organisation. Your strengths will be in higher-order thinking, interpersonal skills and your ability to get the best out of people. The ideal candidate will possess key leadership attributes including exceptional professionalism; strong communication; strength in collaboration and stakeholder engagement; and influencing and negotiation. 

The essential requirements

  • Tertiary qualification and extensive senior experience in leading policy and research activities in one or more of the following areas: infrastructure or planning.  
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to influence, negotiate and build strong networks with practitioners and stakeholders at all levels.
  • Highly developed understanding of the policy and legislative environment of local government as well as the ability to apply research and analysis skills to a broad range of matters, and influence policy outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively managing and developing people and teams so they play a key role in the organisation’s success.
  • Successful track record in a public policy environment.
  • Advanced ability to think strategically, solve problems and deliver results.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a capacity to build and maintain effective relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders in a political environment, including senior management, staff, elected representatives, and external parties.
  • Highly developed project and team management skills with the ability to ensure projects are delivered within time, budget and quality parameters that may change and can be conflicting.

How to apply

Review the position description (PDF, 88KB) prior to submitting an application. Enquiries should be directed to Kylie Yates on 9242 4014 or jobs@lgnsw.org.au.
Your application should include a covering letter (maximum two pages) which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this position accountabilities and requirements, and an up-to-date resume (maximum four pages).

Executive Assistant

  • C-suite role with great benefits
  • Sydney CBD location
  • Permanent full time position
  • Salary package up to $80,000 depending on experience

The organisation

Local Government NSW (LGNSW) is the peak industry association for NSW councils, county councils and related local government organisations. It supports and promotes a democratic system of local government in our State.   

The position

The Executive Assistant will provide executive level support for the Chief Executive and, through the Chief Executive, to the President. The Executive Assistant performs a full range of secretarial and administrative support functions, including prompt, courteous and effective communication with internal and external stakeholders, to ensure the smooth and effective administration of the executive office.

The person

We are seeking an experienced, confident EA with sound judgement that can provide a high degree of professional support on confidential and sensitive business matters.  Your ability to prioritise and work flexibly and collaboratively to achieve results will contribute to your success, as will your exceptional administrative, time management and technical proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of programs. The role entails extensive and complex calendar and travel management and interfaces with senior executives, Board members and high profile external stakeholders like Ministers and MPs.

The essential requirements

Substantial experience supporting a Chief Executive or executive manager.  
  • High degree of professionalism and judgement with the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. 
  • High-level written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate and liaise effectively and sensitively at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to balance conflicting priorities and to work to deadlines.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in MS Office, Outlook and TRIM records management system. 
  • A track record of building productive relationships with a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and independently and with people at all levels 

How to apply

Please review the position description prior to submitting an application. Enquiries should be directed to Jennifer Trute on 9242 4000 or jobs@lgnsw.org.au.

Your application should include a covering letter (maximum two pages) which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this position accountabilities and requirements, and an up-to-date resume (maximum four pages). 

Applications close Friday, 3 November 2017.

Senior Policy Officer (Aboriginal)

  • This is an identified position – applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Permanent position
  • Sydney CBD location

We’re looking for an experienced and motivated Senior Policy Officer to assist LGNSW to pursue improved outcomes for Aboriginal communities in NSW and provide support and advice on local government policy issues as required.

The organisation

Local Government NSW (LGNSW) is the peak body for councils and related organisations in our State. LGNSW advocates on behalf of members and their communities on policy to decision makers at state and federal levels.  We provide a comprehensive range of services including industrial relations representation, management services and training.

The role

The Senior Policy Officer (Aboriginal) is part of a team in the Advocacy Division.  The position holder will provide advice, information, capacity building and other support to councils on emerging and ongoing policy issues and develop LGNSW’s position on Aboriginal and other issues.  The position holder will research, develop and implement policies and strategies relevant to Aboriginal people and encourage Aboriginal people to participate in Local Government as elected councillors or through employment.

The person

You will have demonstrated experience in providing expert advice to guide delivery of consistent and effective high quality policy outcomes.  You will have a track record of maintaining detailed knowledge of relevant subject areas to identify and respond to issues within a policy framework.  Your strengths will be your analytical skills and your ability to liaise with stakeholders effectively, to ensure policy positions are coordinated, aligned to member feedback and consistent with LGNSW’s position.  You will be positive, results-driven and understand the key role of policy in a member organisation.

Essential Requirements

  • Must be of Australian Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Analytical, strategic thinking and research skills
  • High level verbal and written communication, presentation and negotiation skills, including ability to communicate with Aboriginal people and communities and to build and maintain relationships
  • Ability to work with others at all levels, to work productively with minimal supervision and to set priorities
  • General knowledge of council practices and policies, NSW legislation and the political environment local government operates in 
  • Computer literacy
  • Experience in or understanding of state and local government and Aboriginal Affairs
  • Relevant Tertiary Qualifications or equivalent experience 

How to apply

Applications should include:
  • a covering letter which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to the position accountabilities and essential requirements detailed in the position description
  • an up-to-date resume
Please send applications to jobs@lgnsw.org.au.  Please contact Margaret Kay on 02 9242 4082 if you have any enquiries.

Applications close Monday 13 November 2017 at 9:00am.


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