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Treasury Vacancy N.N. 10721543
Department of the Treasury Closing date: Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Job Title: Chief Executive Officer, Royal Australian Mint
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Salary: $232,573 - $272,215
Location: Canberra - ACT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 2
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: RAM 001
Agency Website:

Job Description


The Royal Australian Mint is an agency within the Commonwealth Treasury portfolio operating under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

The Mint is the sole supplier of Australia’s circulating coins. It was established in Canberra in 1965, one year prior to Australia’s changeover to decimal currency.
The Mint also produces a range of high quality collector coins (numismatic coins) which are sold through an extensive online and mail order operation, a network of domestic and international coin dealers, and the Mint Shop. In addition, the Mint produces a number of Australian medals and awards, as well as tokens, medallions and jewellery items. The Mint has also produced circulating and collector coins for a number of other countries.

The Mint is committed to upholding its reputation as one of the leading producers of quality coins in the world and to achieving business excellence.
The Mint is a major Canberra tourist attraction with a public gallery and shop that attracted over 330,000 visitors in the 2016-2017 financial year.
The Mint is also the custodian of Australia’s National Coin Collection which is valued at over $21.8 million.

Management Framework.

The Mint’s governance framework includes an Advisory Board, Senior Management Team and Audit Committee. The Mint Advisory Board provides strategic advice on corporate strategy and governance practices, and guidance to the Mint’s senior management team. The Audit Committee provides independent assurance on the Mint’s risk, control and compliance framework, legislative obligations and its external accountability responsibilities.
Reporting to the CEO, are senior managers covering activities across Production, Finance & Logistics, Business Development & Facilities, Marketing, Systems & Process Management, Tooling, Coining & Quality, Engineering Services and Corporate. These managers constitute the Senior Management Team. Under the leadership of the CEO, the Senior Management Team is responsible for setting the strategic and business objectives of the Mint, and reaching decisions on issues affecting the Mint’s business.

The CEO of the Mint reports to the Secretary of the Treasury.

About the Role.
The Chief Executive Officer:
• heads the Mint and is responsible for the overall operation of the Mint, including financial management, administration, manufacturing, security and marketing activities;
• is responsible for the managing the affairs of the Mint in a way that promotes the efficient, effective and ethical use of Commonwealth resources, which includes compliance with applicable laws and Australian Government policy;
• is responsible in the maintenance of an appropriate risk management framework and related strategies;
• develops and implements strategic and operational plans for the Royal Australian Mint;
• provides annual and ad hoc reports and advice on coinage as required by the Government;
• represents the Mint’s interests with Ministers, external stakeholders, the media and on the Mint Advisory Board.

The successful candidate is expected to possess:
• leadership and management expertise in logistical processes, marketing and financial management of a manufacturing entity and experience in dealing with international suppliers and purchasers;
• an ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with Government, the Secretary of the Treasury and external stakeholders; and
• an ability to manage the affairs of the Mint in a manner which promotes the efficient, effective and ethical use of Commonwealth resources, including compliance with applicable laws and Australian Government policy.



Employees of the Royal Australian Mint are required to be Australian citizens and must hold a relevant security clearance or successfully complete a clearance prior to commencement.


Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Non-ongoing engagement will be offered for a period of up to five years.

To Apply

Position Contact: Elizabeth Williamson, (02) 6263 3286
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 PS10-Wed - 07 Mar 2018 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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