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Government Affairs Advisor

Ampol Limited

Location: Sydney

Job Type: Full time


We keep millions of people moving every day and continue to be Australia’s leading transport fuel supplier and convenience retailer. Our business is dynamic and often technical, and we rely on talented people who seek to find solutions. Whatever your journey, we’re the fuel that gets you there. Ampol, Australia’s own.

  • Full time, permanent position with competitive salary and benefits
  • Location: Sydney, Alexandria / Work from home flexibility
  • Grow your career in a supportive and inclusive environment

About Ampol

Our company has always been about more than fuel. Fuel may be the foundation of our business, but our motivation and purpose come from the people, businesses, industries, and communities we engage with. From our origins until today, we’ve always been inspired by the role we can play in people’s lives – to keep them moving, to make journeys happen.

Here at Ampol, we are proud of our heritage as Australia’s only owned fuel brand.

For over 100 years we have supported Australians to travel far and wide, and we’ll be here for 100 more powering better journeys for today and tomorrow.

We are proud to be recognised as an employer of choice for women by WORK180 and are winners of an Employer Brand award through LinkedIn. Check out one of our key leader's career stories, supported by Ampol. 7 Leadership tips for women in male-dominated fields - WORK180

About the role:

In this role you will be responsible for developing communications and executing engagements that build Ampol’s reputation with government, industry and other external stakeholders.

The role will deliver policy analysis and prepare submissions and advice on areas of public policy impacting Ampol’s business, support engagement with local, state and federal politicians, and support the development of other written materials, including reports, speeches and other briefing documents.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research and prepare submissions, briefing documents and other external communications to support advocacy on political and/or regulatory issues.
  • Develop strong relationships internally to facilitate understanding of the political and regulatory environment, operational issues and to ensure effective communications externally.
  • Support engagements with local, state and federal politicians, through research, briefing documents and preparation of messages and talking points and organising meetings.
  • Provide regular reporting to the team on current and emerging public policy issues and to build awareness of the policy environment among senior leaders.
  • Attend and contribute to industry association meetings and other fuel industry specific government forums.
  • Assist with data and reporting obligations of the Government Affairs function.
  • Support to government, media and other external communications events.
  • Develop speeches for executives, engagement briefing notes and other written documents to support the broader function.

About you:

You will join a team of professionals who work cohesively and independently as a team to ensure good business objectives are achieved. You will be a self- starter and bring well developed interpersonal and communication skills and will be able to build strong relationships both internally and externally.

Key skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualification in a business or relevant discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years in a similar role
  • Knowledgeable in Government affairs including demonstrated experience in working with media.
  • Experience in the oil industry/large retail chain/manufacturing is highly desirable
  • Willingness to learn complex new skills
  • verbal and written communication skills including the ability to provide input into reports
  • Self-disciplined and determined
  • Strong attention to detail and organisational ability
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Suites

Our benefits:

  • Our total remuneration is competitive. This is across base salary, a performance incentive, employee share offers and a 25% discount on Fuel for two privately used cars!
  • We are flexible. Many of our teams have embraced hybrid work, balancing time spent remote working, with time spent at an office to connect and work together where it adds value.
  • We value recognition. We have an internal recognition platform amplifying the achievements of those who do great work and demonstrate our capabilities and values.
  • Career development and learning opportunities including LinkedIn Learning and other tailored training solutions
  • Paid Parental Leave - up to 12 weeks paid Parental leave, and up to a year off (unpaid)
  • BabyCare Package - financial and flexible support for parents transitioning back to work
  • Need some wheels? Novated Lease options are available
  • Invest in your future with the Employee Share Scheme
  • Care for your Community. Spend one paid day a year volunteering with one of our Ampol Foundation partners.

Ampol Limited Benefits | WORK180 Endorsed Employer

At Ampol we encourage vaccination against Covid-19 as an effective measure in helping to protect our people and our communities.

We’re an equal opportunity workplace. We not only embrace diversity and inclusion; we celebrate what makes you unique. We welcome applications from people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and diverse sexualities and genders (including if you identify as transgender). We also highly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply for roles with Ampol.

Want to take your career to the next level? Apply today.

Applications close October 28th