Strategic Planning and Engagement Consultant

Department of Mines, Industry, Regulations and Safety

Location: Perth

Job Type: Full time


Fixed term opportunity up to 30 June 2024 with the option for extension and/or permanency.

If you're a motivated professional ready to contribute to innovative solutions, we encourage you to apply.

While this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other similar vacancies (permanent, fixed-term, full-time or part-time) within the department for the next 12 months.

About the role

Join us as a Strategic Planning and Engagement Consultant, where your pivotal role will drive the coordination and strategic planning process. This is a diverse role within the Assets branch, responsible for bringing their expertise to the department to successfully collaborate on strategic initiatives.

We are actively seeking an enthusiastic individual with strong analytical and research skills experience in preparing high-level professional documents and presentations, and a person focussed approach.

As a key player in our team, you will leverage your knowledge of modern engagement methods to drive our operations forward. Your strong interpersonal skills are essential, enabling effective liaison at all levels and fostering productive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.

About us

The Assets Branch provides building, property, fleet, and facility related services to departmental locations in the CBD, metropolitan area and regional centres. These strategic and operational services are undertaken by applying sound business principles and government policies so that facilities are safe, functional and well maintained, in order to enhance the corporate performance of the Department.

To learn more about the Department and what we have to offer, please visit our website, and to keep up to date on activities, you can follow us on LinkedIn.

Where will you work?

This position is located in East Perth, accessible by public transport and reasonably priced City of Perth parking options nearby. Whether it’s enjoying the tranquil Queens Gardens or the riverside foreshore, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You will also enjoy onsite lifestyle facilities, including bike lockers, fully equipped change rooms and personal lockers. The Department gym is conveniently located across the road at 1 Adelaide Terrace. We offer an affordable gym membership, providing you with an opportunity to prioritise your health and well-being.

Need further information?

To learn more about the role, please refer to the Job Description Form (JDF) attached. If you have any questions about the role itself to help tailor your application, please contact Paula Marlam (Lekbunseng), General Manager Assets on (08) 0467 843 663.

How to apply

To apply for this position, click ‘Apply for Job’ at the bottom of this page to and complete the online application form.

In your application, please provide:

A detailed resume outlining your work history, education and professional development and covering letter of no more than two (2) pages, addressing the following points:

  • Demonstrated experience in research and analysis with the ability to produce high level reports and plans; within a government environment would be highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary engagement methods.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing professional documents and presentation materials.

We encourage you to carefully consider these points and tailor your covering letter to address them effectively. This will provide us with a comprehensive understanding of your qualifications, skills, and suitability for the position.

Need some help with how to apply?

If you need assistance with the application process, please refer to the below videos covering various aspects, including public sector recruitment, resume writing, cover letters, and polishing your application.

We have also attached an Applicant Information Pack for your reference. If you have any questions about employment conditions or the application process, please contact Jacqueline Gao, Human Resource Officer on (08) 9222 3632 or email

All requirements, capabilities and pre-employment checks listed on the attached JDF will be assessed as part of the selection process.

Other benefits

We offer a range of benefits to our employees, creating a supportive, diverse, and innovative work environment, including:

  • Great work/life balance with 37.5 hour working week as a standard and flexible working hours for most roles.
  • Leave options including purchase leave, deferred leave and long service leave after seven years.
  • Flexibility to work at home, in the field and in the office for most roles.
  • Stable work, job security, fair remuneration, 11 percent superannuation contributions to a provider of your choice and salary packaging options.
  • The ability to give back to your community and make a difference.
  • A collaborative environment with the ability to gain insight from subject matter experts in your field.
  • Opportunities for professional development, acting, shadowing and mentoring.
  • Support to grow your skills with a wide range of formal training options.
  • Build a healthy lifestyle with our award-winning Health and Wellbeing program.
  • Supportive work environment including an Employee Assistance Program to assist you deal with life’s challenges.

Supporting a diverse workforce

The Department is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve and inclusive culture where all employees feel valued, respected and connected. Our workforce's diversity is our strength; it enhances our ability to be forward-thinking and responsive in the services we deliver to the Western Australian community. Learn more about our Diversity and Inclusion Awards, celebrating individuals and teams who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to fostering an inclusive workplace culture.

Suitable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and youth may be given priority consideration over non diversity group applicants to achieve public sector outcomes. Reasonable adjustments will be provided to candidates with disabilities during our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

CLOSING DATE: 4.00 pm on Monday, 4 December 2023 (WST)

Your application submission must be complete by the closing time; applications that are in progress or submitted after this time will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to ensure your application is submitted on time.

We look forward to receiving your application and considering you for this exciting opportunity to join our team.

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