Assistant Director, Stakeholder Engagement
Australia, New South Wales
Full Time
  • Leadership role with dynamic Government Agency
  • Professional development opportunity with excellent benefits
  • Rare lifestyle opportunity in a stunning natural setting



Our client is an agency in the portfolio of the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management. It was established in 1993 to centralise the registration of all agricultural and veterinary chemical (agvet) products into the Australian marketplace.

This agency is responsible for the assessment of the human safety and trade risk aspects of applications for the registration of agricultural and veterinary chemical products, approval of permits to use a chemical for a specific purpose, or the review of an existing chemical product and its uses.



Based in graphic Armidale in regional NSW, this role can be offered under various employment options, ideally as a permanent ongoing position, or on a fixed-term tenure of three or four years.

With national relocation assistance, this position presents the perfect scenario for professionals to work for a key government authority. Being based in Armidale, this fantastic role presents a great opportunity to enjoy the many benefits of regional NSW.



Reporting to the Director Parliamentary and Communications, this position provides strategic advice to the Agency’s leadership on stakeholder engagement and management and is responsible for coordinating key stakeholder engagement activities including external forums and meetings, managing the feedback and complaints process, and coordination and responding to stakeholder surveys. An ability to develop and maintain effective internal and external networks is essential.



To be successful in your application, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications
  • Experience in developing and successfully implementing stakeholder engagement plans
  • Experience in managing stakeholder feedback processes and using feedback to drive business improvement
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills, highly articulate team player
  • Proven strategic stakeholder engagement and communications experience, including the ability to provide advice on policy, complex problem solving and issues management
  • An ability to quickly gain an understanding of the agricultural and veterinary chemicals environment, and maintain an in-depth knowledge of relevant stakeholders and their expectations, and the APS operating environment more broadly
  • Demonstrated experience in managing competing priorities and strategic directions when achieving project outcomes
  • Desirable: Government experience
  • High-level communication and influencing skills with the ability to build trust through active listening & open and honest communication
  • To be eligible for this role you will be a permanent resident or an Australian citizen. Non-resident applicants from within Australia are also eligible to apply.
  • This is a security assessed position and the successful applicant will be required to undergo a security assessment.



To have a strictly confidential discussion about this opportunity, please call Helen on +61 438 620 434 anytime during or after office hours, including Saturdays and Sundays. To enquire electronically, please email [email protected]

To apply, please click the “Apply Now” button to send your resume and a general cover letter to CS Executive Group. Applicants being considered for shortlisting for this role will be asked by CS Executive Group to complete formal selection criteria.




CS Executive Group would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of correspondence, our recruitment team can only respond to applicants being considered for shortlisting.