senior policy officer in Sydney

jessica mazon, randstad
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AU$ 600 - AU$ 650 per day

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sydney, new south wales
government & defence
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AU$ 600 - AU$ 650 per day
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job description

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Policy professional to join the Department of Education as a Senior Policy Officer.

This is an opportunity to work for the NSW Government, one of the biggest employers in Australia. The Government employs an inclusive and diverse workforce, with a great office environment in the CBD and flexible work options.

About your new role

As the Senior Policy Officer, you will be working within a wider team, advising and developing on relevant policies to guide on outcomes and delivery of services for Before and After School Care. So you will need to have a commitment to building and managing relationships with key stakeholders, an ability to multitask within a fast-paced environment and have a thorough understanding of relevant policies and processes. Tasks will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Support in the development and implementation of policies and processes;
  • Project management (including team management) and evaluation across risk management, benefits realisation and quality control;
  • Conducting research and report writing;
  • Responding to ministerial and departmental correspondence;
  • Governance support at Exec and Dep-Sec levels with preparation of meeting papers and minute taking.

What you will need

Policy Officers are often working in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities, so it is essential that you have the ability to multi-task and enjoy working with stakeholders, treating them with honesty, fairness, sensitivity and dignity.

  • Relevant tertiary and/or post graduate qualifications;
  • Advanced policy analysis and writing skills;
  • Relevant subject matter experience and previous Government experience;
  • Self motivated and able to manage time effectively.

This is a great opportunity

Working for NSW Government not only allows you to make a contribution through the work that you do, it also allows you to be a part of something bigger. It means embracing new challenges every day and learning from some of the nation’s best and brightest.

  1. Work as part of a diverse workforce
  2. Make time for what counts
  3. Be a part of something bigger

Next steps

If you are ready to apply for this opportunity, please select “Apply Now”.

Have a question before applying? Please contact

We recruit for a broad range of job types across multiple departments and locations within the NSW Government, so if this role isn’t for you but you would like to be considered for other government roles, please email

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


Policy, Project, education


Policy experience from a government setting.

educational requirements

Bachelor Degree