While there are numerous benefits to contract work, the nature of the work can be challenging; job uncertainty, pressure and the feeling of isolation being the most common. Workplace stress and anxiety can impact contract workers, just as much as it can permanent employees, however the difference is that contract workers don’t always have a built-in support network or clear list of contacts to reach out to. Consequently, Public Sector People have collated some key steps to help alleviate stress for contract workers and ensure they’re functioning at their best whenever they take on a new contract with an organisation:
Contract work can feel isolating, as you’re often joining in on assignments or projects with an established team who are already familiar with an organisation’s policies and procedures. However, the best way to ‘bridge’ the divide between yourself and your new teammates - especially if they’re permanent employees – is making a conscious effort to invest in relationships. Over the last year with so many offices working remotely, it’s become easier for contractors to go under-the-radar as they see out their contract, but making the effort to connect with colleagues will not only instil a sense of belonging and happiness, but help expand your professional network. Research from Shawn Anchor, author of The Happiness Advantage, found that social connection is one of the greatest predictors of happiness and reduced stress. In one of the largest studies on happiness ever conducted, Anchor found that the people that survived stress the best, are the people that actually increase their social investments in the middle of stress, which is the opposite of what the majority of people do.
Meanwhile, the long- term benefits of building strong relationships will help expand your professional network; if you’re looking for work further down the track you’ll have a greater number of people to reach out to or alternately may have people you’ve worked with previously able to refer you for an available job. Being able to demonstrate your ability to get along with people and cooperate in team environments will also position you favourably amongst managers and key decision makers within a department or organisation, which could help you become the contractor of choice for that organisation in future.
So, as a contractor how do you invest or build relationships with colleagues, especially when so many team members work remotely? HR managers suggest firstly, making the time to introduce yourself properly to your team- setting up short meetings in person or over zoom to introduce yourself and get a sense of what your teammates do and how they like to operate. For connections to feel legitimate rather than ‘forced’ HR professionals also recommend individuals thinking about how they can genuinely add value to the relationship or connection? Do you have expertise in a particular subject that might be of use to someone? Do you have a beneficial connection that might be useful to pass on to a colleague? Sharing articles others in your team might find interesting or connecting contacts with information or people that can help with their business needs, are both easy examples to help foster those initial connections. Finally, accepting any invitations from colleagues for lunch, coffee or social interactions outside of work are great ways to build your relationships. Taking the time to find out about teammates interests outside of work, the things going on in their life etc. demonstrate a level of effort and care that people value and will reciprocate.
While contract work comes with great flexibility and the opportunity to try your hand at different roles and experiences, the flipside of the coin is the level of uncertainty that comes with the job. Because contracts are short- term and often dependent on the completion of projects – especially within the public sector- contractors are always on the move and don’t have the same level of job security as their permanent counterparts. This irregularity can be a source of stress, especially when you’ve got family and financial obligations to look after. Which was intensified last year when the outbreak of covid impacted the job market; suddenly contractors finishing up with organisations or coming to the end of their project were faced with greater competition and organisations who no longer had the capacity to take contractors on.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of external factors that contractors can’t control in regards to job security and longevity – it is the nature of the job. However, there are a few things contractors can do to help prepare themselves and minimise the time between roles, which in turn can minimise related job stress and help deal with the uncertainty. The first is to have an open dialogue with your employer, especially when you’re coming closer to the end of your project or contract. If you’ve enjoyed your time at the organisation, don’t be afraid to ask about future possibilities or their thoughts on having that contract extended. Gaining clarity on the organisation’s capacity and their future goals and priorities can help you plan ahead. If you know in advance that your contract won’t be extended, you can give yourself more time to look for opportunities and lock in your next contract, which can minimise stress levels. It’s also important that those in contract work have a constant eye on the job market, so they’re aware of any interesting opportunities that pop up. It’s also worth reaching out to recruiters within your industry or specialise in contract roles, so that you’ll be top of mind for any opportunity that might arise. Recruiters will also do a lot of the initial leg work with organisations for you, which will save you time and again, help minimise stress.
Finally, taking the time to invest in your ongoing development and learning can be a proactive way to manage uncertainty or if you have a bit of down time between contracts. Being up-to-date with the latest market trends and technology increases your employability, however contractors don’t necessarily get the chance to utilise company-funded training and education like permanent employees do, so the responsibility falls on the individual. Setting time aside to take courses in-between contracts, obtain relevant certifications and build your knowledge and skill-level will help you stand out against competitors and become qualified for a greater range of positions, which ultimately helps increase your chances of having a healthy and long-term career in contracting.
Although being a contractor gives you more flexibility, a contract is usually made up of set hours and key deliverables you need to achieve within those hours- especially for contractors in construction and project management roles. Consequently, leaving work ‘on time’ isn’t always possible. Busy periods, tight deadlines or expectations set by your fellow team members or managers can apply pressure, making you feel the need to work longer hours and feel overwhelmed- especially if certain tasks are taking longer than anticipated or the team experience any setbacks which means deadlines aren’t being met. To avoid feeling like you’re drowning in work, HR experts recommend the following steps:
If you’re finding that working overtime has become the norm rather than the exception, it’s important to remember that as a contractor you are in charge of your own hours. If the workload is becoming too overwhelming and impacts your ability to work effectively, you can reach out to your manager or supervisor about your concerns. Perhaps the workload is overwhelming due to the deadlines that were initially set not being realistic, or perhaps the resources dedicated to the task initially weren’t enough. Projects rarely go exactly to plan and there will always be some adjustments to be made which managers are aware of. If there are issues or problems that you’re experiencing, your team and supervisors will appreciate you flagging these ahead of time, rather than a week before the project is due or worse, failing to deliver the final result. Ultimately your managers want you to succeed in delivering the final project, so If you are struggling with the workload, they’ll want to work with you to resolve any issues and minimise stress moving forward.
For managing day-to-day workloads, the global job site Indeed recommends many suggest trying to limit the number of meetings you have a day or blocking time out of your diary, which you can then dedicate to working on whatever priority you need to, uninterrupted.
Contractors have become a considerable portion of the public sector’s workforce - AusTender reported that contracts for temporary workers in 2020 totalled $1.36 billion which was an increase of around $500 million on the previous year. Last year also marked the sector’s lowest proportion of ongoing employees, representing 87.5% of the workforce. While there aren’t as many formal support programs or benefits available to contract workers as permanent employees, it’s important for contractors to reach out if they’re feeling stressed, overworked or isolated. You can always reach out to your organisation’s HR department to see what wellness programs, social activities or general support is available to you.
Otherwise, outside of the organisation you can reach out to mental health and support organisations such as Beyond Blue and R U OK? Furthermore, some recruitment organisations offer formal programs or assistance for candidates they place in a new role. At Public Sector People, we’ve created a formal after-care program for our candidates in which our consultants will regularly keep in touch with both the candidate and client, identify any potential issues and act as a facilitator for both parties, to ensure candidates can feel properly settled and secure in their new role.
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About the role: The successful candidate will be responsible for providing professional and technical support in delivering Council’s capital works projects across Buildings, Civils and Open Spaces. In this role you will manage construction and contracts, supervision and administration of Council’s Capital Works Projects. Key Responsibilities: Provide assistance and advice on technical aspects of project designs, specifications and contract documentation for projects. Develop specifications and tender documents. Prepare preliminary budgets and pre-construction estimates for projects. Develop and monitor allocated capital works programs. Call for expressions of interest, quotations and select consultants / contractors in accordance with Council’s Procurement Policy and Local Government Tendering Regulations. Undertake project supervision and administration including contract performance, record keeping, authorising payments, approving variations and budget monitoring. Undertake contractor induction at the commencement of the contracts and at specified intervals throughout the contracts as required. Liaise with contractors and Council staff with regard to project site establishment, set out, and location of existing services at commencement and during construction work. Co-ordinate the preparation of works as executed drawings and operations and maintenance manuals at the completion of projects. Arrange handover meetings with Council’s Operations staff. Liaise with the Asset Officers to ensure that asset registers are updated at the completion of projects and that the quality of the data is accurate and reliable. Contribute to the development of Operations policies and guidelines and land based Plans of Management. Monitor and report on the progress of projects including updating monthly financial reports. Key Skills: Demonstrated relevant experience in a similar type role within local government Degree in engineering, building management or equivalent Class C Drivers Licence Construction white card Demonstrated experience in project management and contract supervision If you meet the above criteria and are looking for your next contract opportunity please apply via the appropriate link with a CV attached. For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact Paul Cullen on 0403 242 600
About the role: This position assists Technical Services, which is part of the City Infrastructure and Traffic Operations. The role will perform tasks associated with the asset management, condition assessment, risk assessment of stormwater assets. This position will identify projects requiring maintenance or renewal and develop scopes for these projects and prioritise the work using the systems and processes available at the City. Key Responsibilities: Support the asset management, maintenance and capital works planning of stormwater assets, to ensure they meet the City objectives in regards to the agreed project scope and best practices such as standards, guides, specifications, as Crime Prevention through Environmental Design and water-sensitive urban design principles functionality, environmental performance, safety and risk. Assist with managing contractors associated with the assessment of stormwater asset condition. Utilise the processes of the City and keep records of work and decisions in corporate systems including TRIM and CAMS. Complying with all responsibilities as detailed in the City’s Work Health and Safety (WH&S) Management System and WHS Procedures Manual as amended from time to time. Key Skills: Degree in civil engineering, Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Strong written and oral communication skills Current class C drivers licence If you meet the above criteria and are looking for your next contract opportunity please apply via the appropriate link with a CV attached. For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact Paul Cullen on 0403 242 600
About the role: Public Sector People are seeking an experienced Development Engineer to join our local government client on a 12 month contract based in Sydney CBD. The role of Development Engineer - Public Domain coordinates the delivery of renewed and new assets by private developers and State Government agencies on City owned land and land to be dedicated to the City, for betterment of the City and the community. Ensuring the assets delivered are of high quality and meet the City’s policies, codes and standards. Key Responsibilities: Supervise construction on public roads by private developers and State Government agencies to ensure delivery of high-quality assets and compliance with approved plans, specifications and standards; Apply the City’s policies, codes and standards in the review and assessment of applications for works and structure on public roads as part of the development assessment and works on public way process; Represent the City as Certifying Authority for civil and infrastructure and public domain works; Provide a high standard of documentation / information on the assets delivered by private developers and State Government agencies to the City’s asset owners and stakeholders; Work collaboratively with and coordinate responses from City’s assets owners and internal and external stakeholders on proposed development on public roads; Advise and support internal and external customers with general enquires and provide technical advice with respect to civil, stormwater, drainage and on the effects of proposed development and in and on the public domain; Contributes to the strategy of improving public spaces, asset management and meeting the City’s sustainability targets. Key Skills: Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field such as civil or stormwater engineering, or relevant qualifications; Highly developed technical skills including the ability to read and analyse design and technical plans and specifications for public domain works; Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following: Sound problem solving and decision-making skills, including experience working in design and / or construction related activities to resolve conflicting issues; Demonstrated time management skills, including the ability to effectively manage competing priorities and interests If you meet the above criteria and are looking for your next contract opportunity please apply via the appropriate link with a CV attached. For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact Paul Cullen on 0403 242 600
Local Government l Permanent Opportunity $100K - $110K + Super Interesting Projects You Won't Get At Other LGA's PSP are working with a large Local Government organisation who are looking to engage a Principle Planner to join their City Planning team. Role: The Principal Strategic Planner will be part of a passionate and dynamic team of strategic planners. In this role, you will lead various strategic initiatives and promote Council through high-level advocacy with all tiers of Government and key stakeholders. Council are seeking a person with enthusiasm and experience in strategic planning to inspire, support and mentor staff. Benefits: Generous flexi time policy allowing up to 2 flex days per month; Learning and Development opportunities; Comprehensive and flexible study assistance program; Partnerships with local universities; Access to Long Service Leave after 5 years; Health and Wellbeing access including, leave, free counselling, and gym subsidy; and A brand-new council administration building under construction. Salary: An attractive salary package is available for the suitable candidate and includes a lease back vehicle or a vehicle allowance. For a confidential discussion or to register your interest in this role, please contact Wallentina Simmons at PSP on 0412 102 322. Alternatively, please e-mail your current resume in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org
Initial 3 Month Contract $56.96 to $59.85 + Super Local Government Role PSP are working with a Local Government organisation looking to engage a HR Business Partner on an initial 3 month contract. Role: Tertiary qualifications in HR or similar, ideally at degree level; Manage the end to end recruitment process for assigned business units; Provide accurate, timely and consistent advice and strategies for employee relations matters; Strong knowledge of NSW Local Government State Award & other relevant legislation; Highly developed communication and relationship building skills; Previous employment background in local government in a similar role. Based on experience, knowledge & expertise, the hourly rate applicable is between $56.96 to $59.85 + Super. Please reach out if you would like a copy of the position description and further information. For a confidential discussion or to register your interest in this role, please contact Wallentina Simmons at PSP on 0412 102 322. Alternatively, please e-mail your current resume in Word format to email@example.com
PSP are working with a large Local Government organisation looking to engage an Executive Planner to join their Strategic Planning team on a permanent basis. Role: The Executive Planner is one of two within the Strategic Planning team who lead a passionate and dynamic team of strategic planners. In this role, you will lead various strategic initiatives and promote Council through high-level advocacy with all tiers of Government and key stakeholders. They are seeking a person with enthusiasm and experience in strategic planning to lead, inspire and mentor staff and progress an ambitious work program. This is a great opportunity to take that next step in your planning career and join an organisation that is at the forefront of planning in one of the most exciting and dynamic regions in Sydney. Benefits: Generous flexi time policy allowing up to 2 flex days per month. Learning and Development opportunities. Access to Long Service Leave after 5 years. Health and Wellbeing access including, leave, free counselling, and gym subsidy; and A brand-new council administration building under construction. Salary: An attractive salary package is available for the suitable candidate and includes a lease back vehicle or a vehicle allowance. Would this role be of interest to you, or someone you may know with a similar background to you? For more information call 0412 102 322 or email cv firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Government Role $85.00 Per Hour + Super l 35 Hour Week Initial 4 Month Contract Role PSP are working with a large Local Government organisation who are looking to engage a Media Advisor on an initial 4 month contract. They are looking for an experienced media advisor, who will fit straight into the team and pick up processes quickly. The role requires someone with strong writing skills who works well under pressure. Cultural fit is also very important. Role: Some out of hours work may be required. On a day-to-day basis the role will require writing media releases and other communications copy as required, review and edit materials, liaise with media, respond to media inquiries, work closely with Council teams. For a confidential discussion or to register your interest in this role , please contact Wallentina Simmons at PSP on 0412 102 322. Alternatively, please e-mail your current resume in Word format to email@example.com
12 Month Contract Role $43.54 to $48.77 per hour + super PSP are working with a large Local Government organisation, who own and operate 26 early learning centres. They are looking to engage a Marketing and Communications Officer on a 12 month contract. Role: The role is responsible for the development, management and implementation of stakeholder communications and engagement. The role is required to develop consistent, effective and strategically aligned communications content. This includes managing and developing promotional content across a range of different platforms including social media. Essential Degree qualification in communications, public relations or marketing. Solid experience in a similar communications or marketing role Excellent organisational and project management skills, a capacity to work independently and prioritise workloads Proficient with Microsoft Office suite Class ‘C’ drivers licence. For a confidential discussion or to register your interest in this role, please contact Wallentina Simmons at PSP on 0412 102 322. Alternatively, please e-mail your current resume in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org
QLD State Government Organisation 12 Month Contract $57 - $62 per hour + Super Work role responsibilities PSP are working with a large State QLD government organisation. They are looking to engage a Communications Advisor, the role will provide strategic community and stakeholder management services to technical and professional staff for community engagement, media relations, issues management, public affairs and stakeholder relationship management. Accountabilities include: Coordinate community and stakeholder engagement activities for road infrastructure projects in the region, including providing project managers with ongoing strategic communications advice, and developing and implementing communication strategies. Develop strategies for stakeholder management and consult with a wide range of interest groups. Provide communication advice and support to the Project Directors, managers and other staff in the areas of media and issues management, risk assessment, community engagement and communication strategies using appropriate communication tools. Manage the preparation of communications materials, including researching and writing media releases, ministerial briefings, newsletters, flyers, display materials, speech notes and others for the project. Mandatory Requirements Current holder of a Class C driver’s licence with own vehicle to attend site (travel costs will not form part of the contract) Required to undergo employment screening (for example a criminal history check) as part of our selection process. Construction Industry Induction Card (White Card) Desirable Requirements A degree in communications, public relations, journalism or marketing would be highly desirable. Experience in major project environments and social media competency, will also be highly regarded. IAP2 or equivalent training in community engagement. For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or similar roles in Local Government, please contact Wallentina Simmons on 0412 102 322 | email@example.com.
PSP are working with a large Government organisation who are looking to engage a Senior Town Planner. ROLE: Providing technical advice Assessment of Development Applications (DA's) Deliver high quality customer service to applicants, residents and other stakeholders in the City through the provision of expert advice on relevant processes, polices and regulations. Deliver evidence and appear as an expert witness on behalf of Council in the Land and Environment Court and Local Court in accordance with legislative requirements and regulations. Undertake the project management of development related applications from lodgement to determination and manage DA matters arising during construction, including co-ordination of input from other Units and Government authorities. Key Requirements: Degree qualifications in Town Planning Excellent written and verbal communication skills Knowledge of local government and environmental legislation Strong time management and problem solving skills For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or similar roles in Local Government, please contact Wallentina Simmons on 0412 102 322 | firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Sector People are currently inviting applications for an Executive Assistant with a minimum of 2-3 years experience, to join out client, a council based in Victoria's West Gippsland region. As the successful candidate you will provide high level, confidential, efficient administrative support to the Director of Community Assets and across the wider directorate. Key Requirements: Minimum 2-3 years experience in an Executive Support role Highly developed interpersonal skills in order to establish positive working relationships across a large organisation High standard of written communication, with proven experience dealing with management, executives, employees, councillors & other internal and external stakeholders Highly developed time management skills, ability to plan, manage and organise your workload Local Government experience desirable Get in touch ASAP for more information! For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or other positions within Local Government, please contact Sarah Kettlewell on (03) 8535 3111.
Public Sector People are currently inviting applications for the role of COVID Business Support Officer to join Council in Melbourne's eastern suburbs on contract through until November 2021! As the successful candidate you will engage with local businesses in providing support in developing COVID safe plans and actively communicate on current COVID safe practices this will include things such as; infection control and restriction requirements. This role will see you engaging and supporting locations such as markets and shopping strips with information for customers checking in, social distancing, face masks and cleaning and communicating the importance of complying to COVIDSafe standards. Key Requirements: Knowledge and experience with Public Health desirable Proven experience consulting and communicating with the community Basic knowledge of infection control An ability to interpret and apply legislation Capacity to identify and analyse COVID public health issues and make recommendations in relation to efficient and effective resolution Please note: if successful in this position a National Police Check & Working with Children's check will be required at your own cost. For further information or to request a position description please contact Sarah Kettlewell, Public Sector People on (03) 8535 3111.
Public Sector People are currently inviting applications for the role of Administration Officer to join an inner metro council in Melbourne's north west on a contract through until April 2021 with the potential to extend beyond. As the successful candidate you will be responsible for providing high level administration support to Councillor Support & Governance teams , logging & managing councillor / community requests, diary management & assisting the team leader with the events program. Key Requirements: Previous experience in Local Government organisation Proven experience with system Pathway & Council's Records Management Excellent communication skills both written and verbal Knowledge and experience in governance programs in the Local Government context Proven experience in processing & managing executive requests Must possess highly developed organisational & time management skills The Public Sector People team is ideally positioned to provide career advice, guidance and expertise to those seeking a new challenge or industry advice & want to hear from Administration & Business Support professionals to work across all divisions of Council. Should you wish to consider this opportunity please APPLY via. the link today or contact Sarah Kettlewell on 03 8535 3111 and please note only successful candidates will be contacted.
Public Sector People (PSP) are currently looking to speak to a Governance Officer to join a Local Government on a temporary basis. ASAP for 3 12 months Part -time, 3 days pw Outer Northern Suburbs $33 - $36 per hour plus super Local Government Experience highly regarded Experience with Freedom of Information Key Requirements: A degree or diploma in governance or business or a less formal qualification and substantial governance administration experience. Extensive administrative experience in a regulated environment that is governed by procedurals requirements, for example the Local Government Act. A high standard of computer literacy, including specific competencies in preparing and analysing data for reporting purposes, using and extracting data from various systems Demonstrated experience with the administration of a customer requests system. Highly-developed organisational and time management skills and the ability to work with changing priorities. Ability to communicate effectively and confidentially with staff and members of the public to provide information on processes and requirements of governance matters. Experience in the preparation of reports and correspondence. Get in touch for more information! For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or other positions within Local Government, please contact Sarah Kettlewell on (03) 8535 3111.
Public Sector People are currently inviting applications for the role of Customer Service Officer to join aa Council in Melbourne's prestigious inner eastern suburbs on an initial 3 month contract commencing ASAP. As the Customer Service Officer you will provide access to all of Council services through a dedicated call centre & face to face centre's through the municipality. Your role will be to provide excellent first point of contact service to customers and residents contacting Council. Key Requirements: Demonstrated experience in providing excellence in customer service to a range of customers across a number of different channels Ability and confidence to facilitate a favorable outcome with potentially un-happy customers Broad knowledge across a range of computer applications and the ability to learn new systems quickly Excellent customer service and communication skills Knowledge and experience in computer cashiering and the reconciliation and balancing of registers Experience working with staff from all levels of large and diverse organisations Experience working in a community focused environment For a confidential discussion regarding up and coming opportunities please contact Sarah Kettlewell on (03) 8535 3111.
Public Sector People are inviting applications to fulfill the role of an Administration Support Officer within the City Works and Assets department for a South Eastern Council. Reporting to the Team Leader, Business Support and Administration this role will you to provide efficient, effective, accurate and timely administration support to the department along with support to the department you will be providing information and advice to residents, organisations and individuals on matters relating to the Council's functions. You will possess exceptional communication skills in order to assist with the investigation of complaints, along with strong Microsoft Office & Local Government system experience as you are required to process information into Council's asset and management programs, including the preparation of work requests along with routine and reactive service delivery. Requirements: Proven experience in providing effective administration support with demonstrated computer skills in relevant Local Government systems (pathways experience essential) Knowledge and ability to learn and understand the services, policies and procedures relating to Engineering Operations Ability in managing multiple tasks, being able to prioritise and manage a busy work load Commitment in providing exceptional customer service in an environment of conflicting demands Well - developed oral and written communication skills Self-motivated individual with the ability to work as part of a team For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or other Administration or Customer Service roles in Local Government please contact Sarah Kettlewell on (03) 8535 3111. Alternatively, please e-mail your current resume in Word format using the apply button.
Public Sector People are currently inviting applications for Administration Officer to join a regional council located in central part of the state, supporting Council's People & Culture team. On offer is a part time (24 hours) contract through until October 2021. As the successful candidate you will provide high level of administrative support to the People & Culture Department, within a politically sensitive local government environment. Providing outstanding levels of customer service to Council employees, Councillors, the general public and other key stakeholders. Key Requirements: Degree or Diploma in Business Administration or relevant, or lesser formal qualifications with relevant work skills and experience Demonstrated experience in the provision of high-level administrative support in a confidentially sensitive office environment Demonstrated excellence in a customer service-oriented environment Excellent communication skills and the ability to gain co-operation and assistance from both the public and other staff members, sometimes involving sensitive issues For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or other Administration or Customer Service roles in Local Government please contact Sarah Kettlewell on (03) 8535 3111. Alternatively, please e-mail your current resume in Word format using the apply
Public Sector People are currently inviting applications for the role of Correspondence Coordinator to join the Lord Mayor office of an inner city council, on contract until June 2022. Working as part of a fast paced, close-knit you will have responsibility for coordinating all the correspondence that comes in and goes out of the Lord Mayor’s office. Experience with Salesforce is a MUST, you will create and manage information flows to ensure all correspondence is managed and responded to effectively, efficiently and most importantly – accurately. Key Requirements: Exceptional writing skills with the ability to adapt styles to suit diverse audiences Ability to research and obtain information quickly from across the organisation Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced and high-volume environment Strong political acumen with a well-developed respect for confidentiality Confidence in liaising with and developing constructive working relationships with stakeholders at the highest level A positive, proactive and flexible attitude with a continuous improvement mindset For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or other Administration or Business Support roles in Local Government please contact Sarah Kettlewell on (03) 8535 3111. Alternatively, please e-mail your current resume in Word format using the apply button.
Public Sector People are currently inviting applications for the role of Governance Advisor to join a prestigious inner metro council, on an initial 6 month contract commencing ASAP. As the successful candidate you will be providing high level support to the Head of Governance and a wide range of stakeholders across council, in providing specialist advice on Governance matters and the Local Government Act. Key requirements: Qualifications related to Governance, Law or Business Management Several years of relevant experience working in Governance / Legal environment Demonstrated understanding of the Local Government act and other relevant industry legislations Politically astute with excelled analytical, investigative and research skills High level report writing skills Ability and experience working across a large organisation , building positive and constructive working relationships For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact Sarah Kettlewell on (03) 8535 3111. Alternatively, please e-mail your current resume in Word format using the apply button.