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Protocol, Honours And Ceremonial Events Officer

ACT Government - Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
The Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (CMTEDD) leads the ACT Public Service and provides strategic advice and support to the Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and the Cabinet on policy, financial and economic matters, service delivery and whole of government issues. As Protocol, Honours and Ceremonial Events Officer (part-time job share) you will work as a member of the Communications and Engagement division to provide ceremonial and hospitality support to the Chief Minister, including high-level protocol advice. The role includes, but is not limited to, the following duties performed under limited direction:

Manage a number of awards programs, including the ACT Australian of the Year Awards, Canberra Citizen of the Year Award, Chief Minister’s Canberra Gold Awards, Public Service Medal for the ACT Public Service, and ACT recipients of the Order of Australia Awards.
Provide protocol advice and assistance regarding the use of the ACT flag, City of Canberra Coat of Arms, ACT emblems, and requests for the Chief Minister’s Patronage.
Coordinate high quality ceremonial events for the Chief Minister including Ceremonial Tree Plantings, State Funerals and Memorials, Freedom of Entry Parades, and Keys to the City presentations.
Prepare a range of ministerial briefs and correspondence on behalf of the Chief Minister, including letters of congratulations/condolence. This position reports to the Director - Protocol and Internal Corporate Communications.

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (CMTEDD) supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Relevant tertiary qualifications or a minimum of two years’ experience working professionally in honours and awards administration (or related industries) is desirable but not essential. The successful applicant will be required to work Mondays and Wednesdays. A current driver’s licence is desirable.

Note: This is a temporary part time position available immediately for six months with the possibility of extension up to 12 months.The full-time salary noted above will be pro-rata. For this part-time role we are able to offer a minimum of three days, maximum four days work per week, hours will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

While there is flexibility with working from home arrangements, the team is encouraged to work in the office on Monday and Wednesday of each week, COVID restrictions permitting. A Merit Pool will be established from this selection process and will be used to fill identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Under activity-based working (ABW) arrangements this position will not have a designated workstation/desk.

How to Apply: Please review the Position Description for details about the role and associated responsibilities. Suitability for this position will be assessed on your demonstrated Skills, Experience, Knowledge and Behaviour in relation to the duties and responsibilities listed in the Position Description.

Please submit the following: In a two-page pitch, please address the following criteria:

Professional / Technical Skills and Knowledge

Demonstrated project management or secretariat experience, or demonstrated experience coordinating awards programs.
Strong administrative and organisational skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Behavioural Capabilities

Demonstrated ability to use personal initiative and good judgement in the preparation of sensitive correspondence and administrative processes.
Ability to collaborate and negotiate effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders to meet multiple deadlines amid competing priorities.
Demonstrated high work ethic, ability to exercise initiative in a complex and dynamic work environment, and to work under pressure.
Understanding of, and demonstrated commitment to, the implementation of the ACTPS Values, Code of Conduct, Respect, Equity and Diversity Framework and Workplace Health and Safety initiatives. Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae including details of work history (roles, timing, responsibilities and achievements), qualifications and two referees including their contact details.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button.


This is a temporary part time position available immediately for six months with the possibility of extension up to 12 months. The full-time salary noted above will be pro-rata.

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Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency


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