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January

Government Relations Principal

Telstra - Canberra Airport, ACT

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JOB DESCRIPTION

At Telstra, we believe the more connected people are, the more opportunities they have. That's why we help create a brilliant and connected future so anyone can thrive.

This role provides leadership and strategic direction within the Government Relations team. The GR Principal aligns with internal and external stakeholders to deliver Telstra’s business agenda and corporate strategy. The role will work with the Head of Government Relations to assist with the delivery of T22 priorities, including driving outcomes that support the organisational restructure and advocating on key policy issues across the broad spectrum of sectors Telstra participates in.

Key Responsibilities include:
Build and maintain strong relationships with government stakeholders and connect them with senior executives and relevant internal stakeholders when required.
Protect and enhance Telstra’s reputation with government stakeholders across all areas of the company’s activities
Drive government advocacy across all jurisdictions to support Telstra’s corporate strategy, including issues relating to the retail energy market, telecommunications and the required legislative/regulatory change to support T22 restructure activity.
Assist in the resolution of escalated customer complaints and electorate issues that are raised via MPs
Assist in developing and progressing the GR team’s strategy, planning and collaboration Build and maintain strong relationships with government stakeholders and connect them with senior executives and relevant internal stakeholders when required.
Protect and enhance Telstra’s reputation with government stakeholders across all areas of the company’s activities
Drive government advocacy across all jurisdictions to support Telstra’s corporate strategy, including issues relating to the retail energy market, telecommunications and the required legislative/regulatory change to support T22 restructure activity.
Assist in the resolution of escalated customer complaints and electorate issues that are raised via MPs
Further Telstra's commercial objectives by influencing government stakeholders to make decisions that are in the company's best interests.

Qualifications/Experience:
Critical to have a highly developed understanding of the workings and procedures of the Australian Parliament, political system and departments
Proven success working with government stakeholders
Proven experience in Parliamentary process and legislative development and drafting
Proven understanding of public policy development, with a preference for energy policy development
Proven experience in business planning activities, including strategy development and execution
Excellent negotiation, influencing skills and communication skills with the ability to interact and build relationships with senior stakeholders
Experience in managing major programs of work
Experience working with stakeholders to identify and develop public policy positions
Advanced communication skills, including proven success in advocating a company position in a clear and compelling manner
Previous experience in a corporate environment desirable
Previous experience in technology, energy industry or telecommunications industry desirable
Proven exposure and understanding of how regulatory and legislative processes work (knowledge of telco would be of assistance or other highly regulated sector) and the interactions of the political sphere.

A job at Telstra is like no other you've had. You'll be challenged, you’ll be inspired and you'll be proud. Because whatever your job is here, you'll always be part of something bigger.

If you're excited about the opportunity to be part of a team, committed to delivering amazing experiences for our customers - this could be the role for you!

We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. To enable everyone to participate, we’ve developed an ‘All Roles Flex’ policy to consider flexible ways of working for every role. To learn more, visit tel.st/allrolesflex

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