POlicy officer – australian sports wagering scheme

Primary purpose of the role

The Policy Officer, Australian Sports Wagering Scheme (ASWS) is responsible for:

  • Supporting the administration of the ASWS, with a particular focus on building the sports wagering capability with national sporting organisations and other sporting bodies.

Key duties

The duties of the Policy Officer, ASWS include, but is not limited to:

  • Provide Ministerial policy support and advice on matters relating to the ASWS
  • Support the administration of the ASWS
  • Support the project management of ASWS-related research projects
  • Identify and report trends and issues in relation to sports wagering and competition manipulation
  • Support liaison with and the provision of advice to regulators and Commonwealth partners on sports wagering and related integrity matters
  • Support the development template policies, minimum standards, guidelines for use by National Sporting Organisations (NSOs), Wagering Service Providers and other stakeholders

Key accountabilities

The key accountabilities of the Policy Officer, ASWS include, but is not limited to:

  • establishing and maintaining effective and appropriate relationships with key internal and external stakeholders in sports and the government
  • ensuring the APS Values and Code of Conduct are adhered to all times
  • endorsing and encouraging ‘best practice’ record keeping in accordance with Sport Integrity Australia Record Keeping Policy and Information Governance Framework
  • complying with all relevant legislation and Sport Integrity Australia work health and safety policies, procedures and instructions and Sport Integrity Australia ICT and Information Governance Framework

Selection criteria

Applicants for the Policy Officer, ASWS role are required to demonstrate the following:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Australian and international sports wagering sector, and related regulatory, legislative, and sports governance and integrity frameworks
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication ability, particularly in relation to reports, briefings, discussion papers, and ministerial or executive correspondence.
  • Strong stakeholder relationship management, liaison, interpersonal and negotiation skills including the ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships
  • Well-developed research and analysis ability
  • Personal qualities of integrity, initiative, drive and adaptability and experience in implementing sound workplace management practices.

How to apply

The selection criteria reflects the knowledge, experience, core skills and personal qualities required for this position. Assessment of applicants during the selection process is based on these criteria.

Applicants are required to provide a ‘pitch’ (summary of no more than two pages) outlining your skills, knowledge, experience and achievements and why you should be considered for this vacancy. You do not need to provide a separate response to each of the criteria in your written application.

You should take into consideration the Job Overview (including any detailed position specific requirements) when drafting your response. As much as possible include specific relevant examples of your work. When including examples, it is recommended you frame them around the following approach, commonly known as the STAR method:

  • Describe the SITUATION or problem,
  • Highlight the TASK you had to accomplish,
  • Tell what ACTIONS you took to achieve the task, and
  • Show the RESULT – what you achieved and what you learned

Contact: Chris Whittock, Assistant Director Sports Wagering and Match-Fixing Team / chris.whittock@sportintegrity.gov.au

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