10.10-Assistant Director Property Engagement
4th October, 2022



The Assistant Director Property Engagement is responsible for supporting the delivery of the strategic approach to branch engagement, communication, and quality assurance activities, including the management of strategies and products that support the business objectives of Property and Security Branch and foster a strong collaboration culture.

  • Contribute to the strategic direction and forward planning of the Property and Security Branch, including delivery against annual branch plans in alignment with broader organisational objectives.
  • Develop briefing, submissions, correspondence, and media material for the branch. 
  • Develop and implement robust quality assurance strategies, policies, and guidance material, including engaging with stakeholders as required.
  • Deliver secretariat support to several departmental governance forums, as well as significant property-related projects.
  • Develop internal communication material to increase awareness and support branch messaging, covering existing corporate, division and branch communication channels.
  • Provide strategic advice and assistance to the Senior Executives and stakeholders based on technical expertise.
  • Engage and collaborate with key stakeholders, internal and external, to identify opportunities, achieve outcomes and facilitate cooperation.
  • Contribute to the identification, development and implementation of opportunities to improve business management practices and processes.
  • Undertake general administrative functions to support branch operations.
  • Provide leadership to Property and Security Branch staff, including coaching staff through ambiguity and developing team capability.

Skills and Capabilities

  • Operate under limited direction, with the opportunity for reasonable autonomy and accountability.
  • Exercise both initiative and judgment in the interpretation of policy and in the application of practices and procedures.
  • Work positively and collaboratively, with a focus on customer service and maintaining open lines of communication.
  • Coordinate work, manage competing priorities, and prioritise tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrate analytical, interpretive and problem-solving skills.
  • Communicate in plain English and employ well-developed interpersonal skills to manage or resolve situations requiring sensitivity to individual and/or workgroup concerns.
  • Lead, coach, and support staff

Knowledge Required

A comprehensive understanding of:

  • The structure and business operations of the agency, including strategic objectives, priorities, and risks.
  • The Public Governance, Performance, and Accountability Act 2013, and associated rules.
  • The Commonwealth Property Management Framework (desirable)

Australia-wide (the team is based in Canberra, however, candidates will be considered from all over Australia)


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