Director Cabinet and Partnerships

  • Director Cabinet and Partnerships
  • Specialist opportunity to lead and manage the Cabinet, legislative and Ministerial Council programs for DPIE Housing & Property Group
  • Full-time ongoing permanent  role based in Sydney CBD / Parramatta
  • TRP starting from $195K including superannuation, commensurate with experience


Senior leadership opportunity for a Director Cabinet and Partnerships within the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment (DPIE) Housing and Property division. The Housing and Property Group oversees the management of state government assets, including the management of Crown land, the NSW Government’s social housing portfolio, oversight of strategic use and disposal of government-owned land and the management of the State’s most notable tourist destinations.  The Group also includes the Aboriginal Housing Office, the Valuer General, and the Land and Housing Corporation.

This role focuses on driving Cabinet, legislative and Ministerial Council programs for Housing and Property, managing policy through Ministerial and Cabinet processes, leading the development of cabinet submissions, legislation and the integration of whole of government policy. The Director Cabinet and Partnerships role promotes collaboration across Housing and Property through strong relationship management, developing and implementing systems and processes, and forming strategic partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders.

We’re looking for a highly experienced leader with strong communication skills and a background in internal and external stakeholder strategy. You will have the ability to lead policy professionals and direct policy development that delivers on programs for the Housing and Property Group. You will provide persuasive, evidence-based advice to Ministers and senior executives and drive collaboration to deliver Housing and Property Group priorities. Housing and Property are focused on improving economic, environmental, cultural and social outcomes for NSW.

Equipped with a strong understanding of the technical and operational aspects of policy and legislative reforms, you will apply your deep knowledge and understanding of cabinet and parliamentary processes, and policy challenges for the Housing and Property Group. You will be comfortable building and leveraging strategic stakeholder relationships across government and external to the Department, providing expert advice and delivering on the Ministers’ priorities.

You will possess the skills and experience needed to provide expert advice on complex and politically sensitive issues to the Executive Director and Group Deputy Secretary. Specifically, demonstrated evidence in delivering multiple and concurrent legislative priorities and projects to deliver key outcomes for a department or organisation is highly desirable for this opportunity.


To apply, please submit an updated CV and cover letter via the online application process, outlining your relevant experience and capabilities.

Applications Close: Sunday 1 December 2019 @ 11:55pm.

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next 18 months.

Between now and early 2020, the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment is relocating nearly all of its Sydney based workforce to the new Parramatta Office, Parramatta Square, as part of the newest government working hub.  This role will continue to have a touchdown space in the Sydney CBD, however, it is expected that the Parramatta Office will serve as the primary location for the performance of this role.


Our commitment to flexible working
The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff has access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity, and delivery of high-quality services. We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to explore new ways of working - including part-time, job-share or working from different locations. Everyone can ask about it.

Our commitment to Diversity
The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.

25/11/2019 $0 Parramatta & Western Suburbs 1 CEO & General Management
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