Head of Government Affairs

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Job no: 53895243

Brand: Australia Post

Categories: Corporate Services

Work type: Permanent Full Time

State: VIC

Location: Melbourne

Australia Post is one of the most trusted brands in Australia. Employing over 35,000 people across our integrated delivery, logistics, and e-Commerce network – we love delivering! Through our huge range of services, we help communities stay connected, businesses reach new customers and people stay in touch. We’re committed to helping our people, customers and communities build a better future.

What it’s like to work here?

For you, it means you’ll do great work, learn from the best and develop a career within a robust and well-invested but empowering and creative environment. We all work hard – we’re working on major challenges, after all – but we also recognise that you have a life outside of the office, so we provide flexible conditions that enable you to grow whilst enjoying a genuine work-life balance.

What does the role involve?

Reporting to the General Manager – Government, Industry and Regulatory Affairs, the Head of Government Affairs is responsible for leading the proactive and reactive federal and state government engagement in support of Australia Post’s strategic growth initiatives, including a focus on internal and external advisory and advocacy. A key priority is supporting the development and execution of the government engagement strategy that delivers the organisation’s strategy, that also protects and enhances Australia Post’s reputation, and fosters its social licence to operate. The Head of Government Affairs will be managing a hardworking and talented team that proactively establishes mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders. This role will also coordinate the internal engagements that Australia Post has with various governments.

You will also be working closely with the team, and other subject matter experts across Australia Post, on the following areas required to support Federal, State & Territory Government stakeholder engagement:


lead engagement with MPs, Senators, and Advisors; Government Departments and agencies; and state and territory political stakeholders; manage the preparation of the business and key individuals for appearances before Senate Estimates and other Parliamentary Inquiries;

Coordinate the business’s engagement with Shareholder Ministerial stakeholders (including their offices and other stakeholders) with issues as raised, and with proactive engagement in support of Australia Post’s objectives; and lead the constituent correspondence team, managing constituent inquiries and follow-up matters as appropriate.

Policy, Regulatory, and Industry

Work closely with the Head of Industry, Policy, and Regulatory Affairs to manage engagement with key Federal, State & Territory regulatory bodies across a range of enterprises and government agencies to support our capability offering and enable business opportunities for Australia Post

  • This position has interstate travel requirements

What are we looking for?

8+ years in Government Relations / Corporate Affairs / Industry engagement / regulatory or Policy adviser / or Ministerial adviser role within a commercial setting / political office / industry association / think tank

Proven ability to work in complex team environments or autonomously

Knowledge and understanding of the cycles and process of government decision-making across federal, state, and local levels

Experience in working with multiple complex stakeholders, and in a tightly regulated and politically sensitive environment

We believe investing in our people is good business

That’s why we have a team dedicated to career coaching and support for our employees. And we know that your life outside of work matters. So while we work hard, we also have a culture that promotes a genuine work/life balance.

Together, our differences make us stronger

We’re of all ages, genders and abilities, and we come from all walks of life. We’re you. As one of Australia’s largest employers – with 35,000 employees and an extended workforce of more than 70,000 – we’re laser focused on building a workforce that reflects the vibrant communities we serve. And we know an inclusive workforce is better for business too.

Learn more about how we’re supporting inclusion at Australia Post at https://mypo.st/Diversity

If you require adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process, please reach out to the Talent Acquisition Diversity Team at inclusivecareers@auspost.com.au

Australia Post welcomes applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders. Learn more about our commitment to Reconciliation in this short video.

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Advertised: 20 Sep 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 03 Oct 2022 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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