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Manager Government Relations

ReturnToWorkSA - Adelaide, SA

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
ReturnToWorkSA manages the Return to Work scheme which provides insurance that protects South Australian businesses and their workers from the costs of a work injury.

Bring your strong knowledge of state Government processes and stakeholder management skills
Lead a small team managing Government Relations and Complaints with a diverse and interesting workload
Great team culture

The Regulation Group at RTWSA is responsible for regulating the Return to Work Scheme, including education, licensing and enforcement activities with all SA businesses (including self-insured businesses), Scheme providers and claimants. Our aim is to deliver a regulation function that is effective, trusted, transparent and accountable.

The Government Relations and Complaints Team manages complaints as the Scheme regulator, and also manages RTWSA’s relationship with the Treasurer as our responsible Minister, his Office, Parliament, and other key State and Commonwealth Government stakeholders, as well as other workers compensation jurisdictions.

Specific responsibilities include:
Effectively lead and support a small team to deliver effective, high quality Complaints and Government Relations services
Manage workloads and resources effectively to ensure all deadlines are met
Use your excellent verbal and written communication skills to prepare and edit a range of high quality communications, including Ministerial briefings, Cabinet and Parliamentary documents, and complaint responses
Use your strong knowledge of state Government and Parliamentary processes to support the delivery of strategic outcomes and advise senior executives
Effectively use data to inform briefings and papers, and manage data sharing arrangements with other organisations
Work collaboratively with all RTWSA teams, including educating and advising about Government and Parliamentary processes and requirements

The successful candidate will require:
Excellent relationship management and influencing skills
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to express complex technical and legal concepts in plain English
A sound knowledge of State Government and Parliamentary processes
Experience working with or in a Minister’s office
Proven ability to lead a team with diverse responsibilities and skills
Proven ability to interpret, understand and explain legislation and case law
Good analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to respond quickly to urgent requirements, effectively set and adjust priorities, and deliver high quality outcomes in short timeframes

Candidates will also be assessed based on their ability to demonstrate personal and professional alignment with ReturnToWorkSA’s organisational values, which are critical to our success and focus on: Professional Excellence, Achievement, Respect and Integrity.

ReturnToWorkSA is an equal opportunity employer, valuing difference and embracing diversity.

What we offer

We offer the right candidate challenging and rewarding work, the opportunity to continue to grow your personal and professional skill set, a supportive environment that values open and honest communication, a modern office environment, extensive wellbeing program and work/life balance.

The total remuneration package for this position is starting from $160,000 p.a. (inclusive of superannuation). This is a fixed-term position for 3 years.

Further Information

Please view the attached position description for further information.

You can also contact Kay Dawes, Senior HR Advisor on 8238 5622 to discuss the position further.

How to apply

Click the apply button located on this page. Applications to be addressed to the People and Communications Team and submitted by close of business on 9 April 2021.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Adelaide, SA

Government, Defence & Emergency


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