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Manager - Executive Correspondence and Government Relations


Brisbane

This is a unique opportunity to use your senior government correspondence & liaison expertise to help deliver an iconic QLD infrastructure project. The Manager – Executive Correspondence and Government Relations plays a critical role in driving the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority's various communications outputs. The position provides high level support for the timely and efficient allocation, review, drafting and production of executive correspondence, including but not limited to ministerial briefings, parliamentary correspondence, and correspondence on behalf of the Delivery Authority. This opportunity is offered as a three-year fixed term employment contract.

Job details

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Administration
Classification AO8
Workplace Location Brisbane Inner City
Job ad reference QLD/435610
Closing date 17-Aug-2022
Job duration Three Years
Contact person Cross River Rail Careers Team
Contact details careers@crrda.org.au
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Cross River Rail Delivery Authority (CRRDA)…Your chance to work with the best!

Cross River Rail will transform the way we travel to, from and through Brisbane in the future. It will be a catalyst for 10 years of wider rail transformation across the whole of South East Queensland and it is already playing a key role in how we prepare for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Cross River Rail is a new 10.2km rail line including 5.9km of twin tunnels running under the Brisbane River and CBD. It includes the delivery of four new underground stations, two new above-ground stations, accessibility rebuilds for six stations, the construction of three new stations on the Gold Coast, and the introduction of a new world-class ‘ETCS' signalling system.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to work on one of Australia's largest infrastructure projects and to be a part of something that will leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.

About the Role

The Manager – Executive Correspondence and Government Relations plays a critical role in driving the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority's various communications outputs. The position provides high level support for the timely and efficient allocation, review, drafting and production of executive correspondence, including but not limited to ministerial briefings, parliamentary correspondence, and correspondence on behalf of the Delivery Authority. This opportunity is offered as a three-year fixed term employment contract.

Reporting to the Executive Director – Executive Services, this role is critical in driving the Delivery Authority's various communications outputs and acting as a conduit between the Delivery Authority, the Department of Transport and Main Roads and the office of the Minister responsible for Cross River Rail (the Minister's Office) to coordinate Ministerial, Parliamentary and related correspondence and liaison requirements

Key Duties include:

  • Research and write a range of complex communications including ministerial and government correspondence, reports and briefings.
  • Critically edit and review correspondence, reports and other documents to ensure that issues are addressed, information is factual, accurate, consistent, and succinct.
  • Support senior executives to develop high quality communications and briefings on emerging issues.
  • Coordinate and track Ministerial, Cabinet, Parliamentary business and related correspondence.
  • Maintain the integrity of correspondence registers and records.
  • Liaise with other government departments and the Minister's Office regarding correspondence matters.
  • Assist in the preparation and coordination of Parliamentary Estimates Committee meetings.

About You

The successful applicant will possess excellent written communications skills with demonstrated experience in the editing and creation of a range of high-level correspondence and communications. You have relevant experience in executive and government liaison and a strong understanding of government processes.

You are a confident communicator who can build relationships and negotiate positive outcomes with senior stakeholders. With a highly analytical mind you can easily synthesise and document complex information in meaningful formats to suit differing audiences. These skills and experience will be supported by excellent time management and delegation abilities coupled with advanced IT skills for office software and records management systems.

Why work with CRRDA?

On Cross River Rail you will not only work with the best but become your best. And as we enter a new phase of delivery, our project offers a rare career opportunity for top tier professionals to have played their part on something that is genuinely city shaping and transformative.

Our people are supported with flexible work options, career development through the Australian Institute of Management, salary packaging, matched superannuation contributions and access to world class employee assistance provider Benestar.

How To Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter addressing the key competencies listed in the Position Description by clicking on the apply link before the closing date of August 17 2022.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

Please download the attached position description to view Key Competencies.

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