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98-2021 - Executive Level 2, Director, Payment Times Policy, Small and Family Business Division

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Full-time and Part-time
ACT, Canberra
Legal, Policy, Public Policy

About the division and branch

Small and Family Business Division provides policy advice to government and other portfolios on small and family business issues and delivers initiatives to assist the Government develop a competitive and productive environment for small and family businesses. 

The Payment Performance Branch provides advice on payment times to small business from large businesses and governments through the Payment Times Procurement Connected Policy and the Payments Times Reporting Scheme (the Scheme).  The Branch also supports the Payment Times Reporting Regulator, providing regulatory oversight of the Scheme, including delivery of supporting ICT infrastructure, as well as compliance and enforcement of the Scheme.

About the role

We are looking for a talented, highly motivated individual, with experience leading high performing teams in a dynamic regulatory environment, to lead the Payment Times Policy team within the Payment Performance branch.

This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in shaping and driving policy reform, developing legislation and regulatory policies in support of several initiatives aimed at improving payment times to small businesses by large business and government. Key amongst these initiatives are the Payment Times Reporting Scheme (Scheme) and the Payment Times Procurement Connected Policy. 

The successful candidate will be required to provide leadership and strategic direction to the section and oversee these key initiatives. This includes:

  • leading and managing the work of the section, planning and allocating resources to meet current and future work priorities
  • advising the Payment Times Reporting Regulator on administration of the Scheme, including regulatory design, as well as advising on the branch’s performance against the Regulatory Performance Guide
  • formulating and providing expert and practical advice to Treasury Ministers on implementation and evaluation of payment performance initiatives
  • engaging with internal and external stakeholders, including the financial sector and other regulators, corporations, business advocacy groups and industry associations
  • leading policy development, work on reforms and legislative reviews, and working with Treasury’s Law Division to develop and introduce legislation as required
  • representing Treasury at meetings, interdepartmental committees, conferences and other forums.

Our ideal candidate

Our ideal candidate will be able to:

  • interpret legislation, think critically, and provide advice, analysis and evaluation of relevant public policy
  • engage effectively, lead, build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including regulators, advocacy groups and corporations
  • navigate the strategic landscape from a whole-of-government perspective, identify opportunities for collaboration or improvement in regulatory design and performance
  • deliver high quality and timely results, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • show leadership and be proactive, innovative and inclusive, contributing to a positive high-performance work culture

Desirable Qualifications / Experience

Our ideal candidate will also have:

  • relevant qualifications in law, public policy/administration (desirable)
  • demonstrated experience in policy development, regulatory design, interpreting legislation, drafting legislative amendments (desirable)
  • experience in a regulatory, enforcement or investigative environment (desirable)
  • demonstrated experience in building and leading high-performance teams (desirable)


Employees of the Treasury are required to be Australian citizens and must hold a current security clearance or successfully complete a clearance prior to commencement.


This recruitment process is being used to fill an ongoing Executive Level 2 role. A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing similar vacancies, should they become available within 12 months from the date advertised.

Non-ongoing opportunities may be offered for a specified term for an initial period of up 12 to 18 months (determined by business requirements), with the possibility of extension up to three years.

How to apply

Please refer to the Position Description for further information about this opportunity and how to apply.

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Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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