• Drive IR and workforce policies and programs at a whole- of -government level
  • Unique, rewarding and career-defining opportunity
  • Key member of the ACTPS executive leadership team 
  • Package: $420 – $440k


The Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (CMTEDD) leads the ACT Public Service (ACTPS). It provides strategic advice and support to the Chief Minister, Ministers and Cabinet on policy, financial and economic matters, service delivery, whole of government and public service issues. Within CMTEDD, the Office of Industrial Relations and Workforce Strategy (OIRWS) is responsible for advising the Chief Minister, Ministers, the Head of Service and Directors-General on policies and initiatives that will underpin and enhance the current and future workforce capabilities of the ACTPS.


Reporting to the Head of Service, you will work closely and collaboratively with all Directors-General, agency heads and senior executives to ensure that the ACTPS is at the forefront of industrial relations and workforce policy and strategy and acknowledged as a national leader in this field. You will assume responsibility for ACTPS employment legislation, conditions and programs, Service-wide recruitment policies and strategies, industrial relations, WHS and employment policy and governance, and the ACTPS Respect, Equity and Diversity and Performance Frameworks. You will also be expected to develop strong and enduring relationships with key stakeholders and provide support for the statutory offices of the Public Sector Standards Commissioner and the ACT Remuneration Tribunal.


To be a strong contender, you will need to have an outstanding record of achievement in strategic policy development and implementation, preferably gained in a complex, politically sensitive and operationally diverse public sector organisation. You will also have a good understanding of contemporary and emerging industrial relations and workforce capability issues and an established record of ethical leadership and accountability in public administration. Your collegiate approach, well-honed leadership and stakeholder management skills and sound judgement will be complemented by an interpersonal style that engenders trust and respect.  Relevant tertiary level qualifications will be well regarded.


Before applying, please obtain selection documentation by emailing admin@ianhansen.com.au  If additional information is required, please contact Ian Hansen on 0408 306 769.


Applications close on 21 January 2024.

Applications close 21st January, 2024 Apply Online

Deputy Director-General – Industrial Relations and Workforce Strategy

$$420000 to $$440000
Public Sector Federal,