LGNSW Positions Vacant

Senior Policy Officer

  • Permanent position
  • Sydney CBD location
  • Excellent Benefits
We’re looking for an experienced and motivated Senior Policy Officer to provide advice and support to councils in the first instance on roads and transport policy issues, and develop evidence-based policy positions to advance the interests of local government and communities in NSW.

The organisation

Local Government NSW (LGNSW) is the peak body for councils and related organisations in our State. LGNSW advocates on behalf of members and their communities on policy to decision makers at state and federal levels.  We provide a comprehensive range of services including industrial relations representation, management services and training.

The Role

The Senior Policy Officer will join the Infrastructure and Planning team within the Advocacy Division.  The position holder will research, develop and implement policies and strategies in consultation with stakeholders to benefit LGNSW and its members.  The role will focus initially on roads and transport policy, planning and management issues relevant to local government. The position holder will also have the opportunity to work in other policy areas such as emergency services, telecommunications and public lands management.

The Person

You will have demonstrated experience in providing expert advice to guide delivery of consistent and effective high quality policy outcomes.  You will have a track record of maintaining detailed knowledge of the subject area to identify and respond to issues within policy framework.  Your strengths will be your ability to liaise with stakeholders effectively, to ensure policy positions are coordinated, aligned to member feedback and consistent with LGNSW’s position.  You will be positive, results-driven and understand the key role of policy in a member organisation.

Essential Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification and extensive experience in policy and research activities in one or more of the following areas: roads and transport, (including planning, infrastructure and asset management), emergency services, telecommunications and public land management.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Demonstrated high level verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated experience in a public policy environment
  • Planning and negotiation skills, and ability to exercise sound judgement
  • Experience in priority setting, report and agenda writing
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, and government policies in subject area
  • General knowledge of council practices and policies
  • Understanding of NSW legislative and political environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others across the organisation, and at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively to achieve results, with minimal supervision

How to apply

For more information download the position description and essential requirements.

Applications should include:
  • a covering letter which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to the position
  • accountabilities and essential requirements detailed in the position description
  • an up-to-date resume
Please send applications to jobs@lgnsw.org.au.  Please contact Shaun McBride on 02 9242 4072 if you have any enquiries.

Applications close Thursday, 19 July 2018.

Industrial Officer

  • Peak industry association
  • High profile role in a busy work environment
  • Attractive remuneration package

The organisation

Local Government NSW (LGNSW) is the registered employer body and peak industry body representing councils in NSW. LGNSW is seeking to employ a suitably qualified and experienced industrial relations professional on a permanent basis.

The position

As a member of the Industrial Relations Unit, your responsibilities will include:
  • Representing LGNSW and its members before State and Federal courts and tribunals;
  • Providing advice on a broad range of industrial relations, employment and human resources related issues, including but not limited to: performance management, recruitment, termination of employment, anti-discrimination, WHS, privacy and workplace reform;
  • Interpreting, negotiating, drafting and providing advice on awards, enterprise agreements, contracts of employment, employment related policies and legislation;
  • Drafting reports, submissions and legal documents;
  • Represent LGNSW on external committees and working parties. 

The person

To be successful in this role you will be a team player with experience appearing before State and/or Federal industrial relations tribunals, have excellent communication and advocacy skills and a well-developed understanding of State and Federal industrial relations systems, human resources management, employment legislation and workplace reform. 
You will also possess tertiary qualifications in industrial relations, human resources management, law or an associated discipline.
LGNSW offers excellent conditions of employment, which may include working a 19 day month. The position also comes with an attractive salary that is dependent upon experience. Applicants must be willing to travel regularly.
The position description and selection criteria can be found on the Local Government Management Solutions website: www.lgnsw.org.au/lgms
Please forward cover letter, resume and response to selection criteria to lgms@lgnsw.org.au
For further details about the role please call Adam Dansie (Senior Manager Industrial Relations) on (02) 9242 4142 during business hours.

Applications close on Thursday, 26 July 2018, at 5:00pm.

Board election – Vice-President (Rural/Regional)

A casual vacancy exists on the Board of LGNSW for the office of Vice-President (Rural/Regional) which is required to be filled by secret postal ballot in accordance with the provisions appropriate to the election for the vacant office.

The election is being conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), and the Returning Officer is Anthony Carey, who may be contacted on (02) 9375 6361.

The Election Notice is available here: Election Notice (PDF, 239KB)

The Nomination Form is available here: Nomination Form (PDF, 265KB)

Nominations must be in writing, comply with the Association’s registered rules, and reach the Returning Officer via the lodgement method(s) stipulated in the Election Notice by not later than by 12:00 noon (AEST) on 3 August 2018.

Further details about the election are contained in the Election Notice.

Further details

For further information contact Anthony Carey (Returning Officer) on (02) 9375 6361 or at nswelections@aec.gov.au.

Nominations must be in writing, comply with the Association’s registered rules, and reach the Returning Officer via the lodgement method(s) stipulated in the Election Notice by not later than by 12:00 noon (AEST) on 3 August 2018.


Please see senior council vacancies for opportunities within NSW councils.