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Prime Minister and Cabinet Vacancy N.N. 10715476
Aboriginal Hostels Limited Closing date: Thursday, 30 November 2017
Job Title: Executive Officer
Division: Executive
Job Type: Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Salary: $96,794 - $99,941
Location: Phillip - ACT
Classification: Executive Level 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: NP
Agency Website:

Job Description


The Executive Officer manages key functions in the office of the CEO through the provision of proactive, efficient and effective executive and administrative management: providing timely and relevant advice and information, stakeholder engagement and maintaining key corporate functions on behalf of the organisation.

The Executive Officer provides support to the CEO and other members of the Executive, including coordination, communication and implementation of projects and strategies to support the achievement of strategic and operational objectives.

As a key point of contact within the AHL Executive area, the Executive Officer is responsible for contributing to coordination of Board activities and the Executive team, including through internal and external stakeholder relations.

It is important that the successful applicant be able to demonstrate a track record of professionalism in an environment dealing with sensitive, in-confidence matters.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Preparation of high level operational and strategic advice to the CEO, Board and Executive

2. Act as the Executive point of contact, liaise with stakeholders and action requests to coordinate communication and proactively ensure responses meet deadlines

3. Implement, monitor and report on strategic, operational and project plans to inform decision making and planning

4. Provide issues management and support, responding to emerging issues to ensure effective resolution with minimal risk to the organisation

5. Lead and/or contribute to projects to support the achievement of organisation level strategic and operational objectives

6. Research and write submissions, responses, correspondence and key briefings, including for the CEO, Chair, Senate Estimates and relevant Parliamentary and cross-Government requests to support achievement of organisational objectives

7. Coordination of high level internal governance and business improvement initiatives, including preparation of annual report and key corporate publications

8. In-confidence project and contract management

9. Represent the CEO at various intergovernmental and community based stakeholder engagements.


- Hold Australian citizenship;
- Satisfactory National Criminal History Check;
- Satisfactory Medical Assessment; and
- Satisfactorily complete a Probation period.


A diverse and inclusive workplace, AHL offers great employment conditions including attractive remuneration packages, superannuation, salary sacrifice options. AHL Salary Packaging Program includes a benefit of up to $15,900 per FBT year for mortgage or rent payments or living expenses, allowing staff to further reduce their tax payments, providing more take home pay.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Non-ongoing employment for 12 months with a possibility of extension.

Ongoing employment may also be available.

Indigenous jobseekers are encouraged to apply for this vacancy. If the job is 'Identified', then part or all of the duties impact on Indigenous Australian people and/or involve interaction with Indigenous Australian communities or their representatives.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see:

To Apply

Position Contact: Peter Perfrement, 02 6212 2006
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS45-Mon - 06 Nov 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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