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Temporary Assistant Protocol Officer

Organisation/Entity: Premier and Cabinet
Job Category:
  • Hospitality and Tourism | Events and Functions
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney City
Job Reference Number: 00005JFM
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: Clerk Grade 5/6. Package includes base salary ($81,369 - $89,781), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 02 9228 4138 - Greg Baker-Moss
Closing Date: 28/09/2017 - 11:59 PM


  • Are you a professional with a passion and flare for coordinating VIP events?
  • Do you have exemplary organisational skills and looking to broaden your horizons within a dynamic team environment?


Working with us

Government House Sydney, the residence and the seat of administration of the Governor of New South Wales – the oldest statutory office in Australia - is staffed by employees of the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC).  


Collectively, the three functional areas ensure that every aspect of the Governor’s and spouses diaries of official engagements and liaison with the community is appropriately coordinated, managed and planned; that the official residence is suitably maintained; that the administrative arm of the organisation operates in accordance with relevant policies and guidelines; and that the buildings, contents and grounds are managed and presented to the highest standard.


For more information go to: http://www.governor.nsw.gov.au


About the Role

We are looking for highly organised Assistant Protocol Officer to assist and support protocol activities and programs, as well as provide timely, protocol advice and support the planning of Vice Regal events, official engagements and liaison, calls by visiting dignitaries and ceremonial events for the Governor and Governor’s spouse.


A bit about you:

  • You effectively manage the pressures of a fast paced work environment to achieve swift outcomes.
  • You are responsive to changes to project outcomes or timeframes.
  • You use your initiative to deliver professional and high quality services.
  • You enjoy working in team.


To be successful you must have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of diplomatic conventions and protocol to ensure compliance and the delivery of appropriate services and events.
  • Demonstrated experience and background in the planning and conduct of official activities, hospitality and VIP visitor procedures to ensure the delivery of professional and high quality services.


Applicants who can work flexibly when required, occasionally working evenings, weekends and public holidays will be considered favourably.


How to Apply

We are keen to learn more about you.  Your application should include:

  1. a cover letter [maximum two pages] briefly responding to the targeted questions below.
  2. an up-to-date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role.


Targeted Questions

  1. What kinds of event planning and delivery have you done in your previous jobs? Tell me about one of the events you have planned, what steps did you take, what if any were the difficulties you faced to ensure the event was successfully delivered?
  2. Describe a situation where you were required to apply Australian Protocols at official engagements and events.


Learn more: Please review the Role Description. For enquiries regarding this role, please contact Greg Baker-Moss by email greg.baker-moss@governor.nsw.gov.au or phone 02 9228 4138.


Job Note: This role is temporary and will be available for a contract up to June 2019 with the possibility for extension or conversion to ongoing.


Closing date:   Thursday, 28 September 2017 [11:59 PM]


Salary: Clerk Grade 5/6. Package includes base salary ($81,369 - $89,781) plus superannuation and leave loading.


Help: Should you encounter any technical problems, please contact the I work for NSW helpdesk 1800 562 679.


Our Commitment to Flexibility: At DPC we endeavour to make roles flexible. While this role is advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake the work on a flexible part-time or job share basis.


Our Commitment to Diversity: DPC is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. Diverse workforces are more innovative, productive and increase the delivery of high-quality services. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with disability, women and other diversity groups.