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Senior Executive Assistant To The Ceo (See Advertisement)

Country Fire Authority - Melbourne, VIC

Administration & Secretarial
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Primary location is CFA Headquarters, Burwood East with flexibility to work remotely
Ongoing, Full Time position
PTA Level 5 range: $99,164 pa to $111,494 pa (plus 9.50% super)

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world's largest, and most highly regarded, community-based emergency services organisations. We are proud of the work we do in protecting lives and property, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. CFA strives to be a values-based organisation and an organisation of choice for volunteers and employees, where people with a variety of skills, experiences and backgrounds all add value through the roles they perform.

About the Role:

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), in this challenging and strategically critical position of Senior Executive Assistant you will provide a broad range of high-level of advice and business support to the CEO and coordinate the flow of information in the Office of the CEO.

Specific duties and accountabilities of the Senior Executive Assistant position will include:

• Manage and coordinate matters raised and generated by the CEO ensuring that all tasks are dealt with in a timely manner and stakeholder expectations are effectively managed.

• Manage and prioritise organisational advice submitted to, or required by, the CEO on key strategic, reputational and policy matters.

• Manage and coordinate the organisation's communications to and from the Office of the CEO,
working closely with CFA management to ensure that all communications consistently reflect the strategic direction, policies and values of the organisation and Government.

• Work closely with the Communications and Stakeholder Relations Directorate on media related matters and in the preparation of CEO speeches and presentation materials.

• Develop and maintain close working relationships with internal and external networks to enable timely and appropriate communications on the CEO's behalf.

• Research and analyse issues on as required by the CEO's behalf, facilitating resolution as appropriate or bringing considered proposals for discussion with the CEO

• Support the CEO at internal and external meetings as required, ensuring appropriate information and input is provided; prepare meeting notes and brief the CEO, ensuring a coordinated approach to any required action.

The Senior Executive Assistant to the CEO operates within a complex and highly sensitive environment and the position must ensure that appropriate confidentiality and discretion is applied at all times.

About You:

To succeed in this position, you will be an experienced Senior Executive Assistant with demonstrated experience supporting senior executive leaders. You will bring extensive experience in government policy, administration or other relevant area, including working with and providing advice at a senior level, with sound judgement and expertise managing sensitive and high-risk activities within a large and complex organisation.

To complement your exceptional organisational, analytical and planning skills, you will be able to demonstrate your ability to build and improve systems, processes and quality assurance mechanisms. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills ensuring that you represent the Office of the CEO in a professional manner.

Your Application:

When applying for a position with CFA your application must demonstrate that you have the qualifications, experience, key attributes and skills required for the position.

Your application should include:

• Cover letter (2-page maximum)

• Resume

Submitting your Application:

When you click the 'apply' button you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details and respond to employment-related questions.

The successful applicant must be willing to complete pre-employment checks including a National Police History Check and Working with Children Check prior to receiving a job offer.

CFA supports flexible working arrangements and is committed to being an inclusive, fair and child safe organisation for all staff, volunteers and the community.

Applications close: 11:59pm 26th of February 2021