Project Support Officer - APS5

About the company
Our client is a relatively new and rapidly expanding organisation assisting people with disabilities. Their aim is to build the capacity of people with disabilities, their families and carers to achieve their goals as well as the capacity of organisations, communities and services to be more inclusive and accessible. This branch is responsible for commissioning and managing four programs to ensure they achieve demonstrable outcomes.

About the role
 As the Project Support Officer you will be required to manage key internal stakeholders including Commonwealth agencies and external stakeholders to drive the implementation of the program. You will be instrumental in helping to evolve your team through mentoring and effective coaching to foster a dedicated, effective work environment
Duties will include but not be limited to:
  • Supporting the management of collaborative and strategic relationships via internal and external stakeholders
  • Contributing to help create a high performing and rewarding work environment
  • Developing staff capability through coaching, mentoring and succession planning
  • Supporting and empowering staff to deliver high quality work within required deadlines
  • Provide assistance for ministerial, board and executive briefings
  • Assisting with the effective and efficient delivery of programs through managing resources and identifying and managing risks
  • Participate in internal working groups and represent your branch in meetings and negotiations with other government and non-government agencies.
  • Display, promote and encourage workplace practices consistent with values, code of conduct and leadership behaviours
To be successful in this role you will possess the following skills and personal attributes:
  • Demonstrated previous experience in a coaching and leadership role preferably in a government environment
  • Able to assist in providing an inspirational work culture by recognising and celebrating achievements and milestones
  • Proven task relevant government policy and program experience
  • Project or program management / coordination experience
  • High level analytical and problem solving skills
  • Exceptional communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Capability to proactively engage in stakeholder management and  influence/ negotiate outcomes
  • Strong ability to manage effectively in a fast paced working environment
  • Ability to recognise individual strengths and development opportunities within your team ad act on these accordingly
  • Have a positive contemporary attitude to people with disability and an understanding of its impact on individuals
Benefits & culture
Our client offers healthy work-life balance that recognises the family, carers and personal commitments of their employees. They have has a strong culture, driven by passion for the work they do and commitment to supporting people with disability to achieve greater independence.

Interested?? Then please submit your resume in MS Word format as soon as possible as applications will be closing fast and only successful candidates will be contacted.
Should you have any questions regarding this position please contact Lynda Roberts from Ignite on 02 6113 7543.

About Ignite
Ignite is one of Australasia’s leading providers of recruitment, on demand and people services. For more than 30 years, Ignite has been using its deep industry expertise and extensive relationships to unite the right talent with the right organisations. Ignite operates in 11 cities across Australia and China and employ more than 250 people.
Canberra (Australian Capital Territory)