Policy Manager (LRC) DPO VIII Location: Sydney Central Departmental Professional Officer Grade VIII, Salary ($146,499 – $148,134 pa), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading About us The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) is the lead agency under the Stronger Communities Cluster. DCJ works to enable everyone’s right to access justice and help for families through early intervention and inclusion, with benefits for the whole community. Stronger Communities is focused on achieving safe, just, inclusive and resilient communities by providing services that are effective and responsive to community needs. For the first time, the creation of DCJ and Stronger Communities provides an opportunity to focus on prevention and early intervention across both the social welfare and justice systems. The Policy, Reform and Legislation Branch is responsible for ensuring that the Department’s legal and policy framework is aligned with the Government’s current priorities. About the role If you are passionate about policy development, enjoy working in a fast paced environment and have a sound understanding of the law, the operations of Government and/or experience in Parliamentary and Ministerial processes a role in the Policy, Reform and Legislation Branch could be for you. Policy, Reform and Legislation Branch requires a dynamic, highly skilled individual to manage a small team of policy officers and assist Directors to ensure Ministerial and Departmental objectives are achieved. In this role you will be required to: undertake research, draft policy advice and develop legislative and non-legislative projects contribute to development of major reforms of the criminal and civil justice systems The advertised role is managing the Law Reform and Sentencing Council Secretariat, which supports the work of the NSW Law Reform Commission and NSW Sentencing Council. Both bodies are independent statutory bodies, responsible for reviewing the law and making recommendations for change to the Attorney General. We are interested in suitably qualified candidates with skills and knowledge in civil or criminal law and/or policy. Essential Requirements Legal qualifications (Bachelor of Laws or equivalent) Appointments are subject to reference checks. Some roles may also require the following checks/ clearances: National Criminal History Record Check in accordance with the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 About you You will be a leader with extensive experience in providing written and oral advice on legal, legislative and policy matters. You will be able to analyse trends in policies and programs relevant to the work of the branch and provide your expert advice. You will also have an ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with various stakeholders including state and commonwealth governments to undertake negotiations and discussions on matters of common concern. For detailed information on the key accountabilities and capability framework, please click here to download the role description. Applying for the role To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au When applying you will need to: Answer all pre-screening questions on the online application and answer the following two pre-screening questions (maximum 300 words for each question): Target Question 1 Please outline your experience in managing a complex law reform project, describe what made it complex and what personal attributes helped you deliver on the project’s objectives. Target Question 2 Who do you consider to be the key stakeholders of the Law Reform Commission and Sentencing Council, and what steps would you take as Manager to best manage those key relationships? Then: 2. Attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as specified in the role description. Contact : Mark Follett A/Executive Director, mark.follettjustice.nsw.gov.au Closing date : 7th February 2021 (11.59pm) A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months. Inclusion and Diversity lies at the heart of how we recruit: We continue to hire great people with a wide variety of skills, experience and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ and other diversity groups. If you require an adjustment within the recruitment process, please contact Paola Pina on 02 8688 2787 or paola.pinadcj.nsw.gov.au and advise us of your preferred method of communication. If you are looking for more information about workplace adjustments at DCJ, please visit our Careers site .