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Mandarin Jobwatch

Welcome to Mandarin Jobwatch…

At The Mandarin we strive to bring you the best  public sector intelligence, discussion and debate. So after some strong member feedback, we’ve decided to start sifting through the wealth of senior public sector career opportunities that appear every day to pick the cream of the crop. We’ll also be adding a little of our trademark spice too.

It’s a great way to stay abreast of executive and leadership movements at a time when both change and mobility are sweeping across all jurisdictions. And of course let us know what you’d like to see more of (or otherwise) and how we can improve. 


Healthy interest

Few people would argue that innovation in healthcare brings some of the biggest societal and financial dividends anywhere in government, after all we’re certainly living longer. Anyone looking for an agency head role the very pointy end of healthcare couldn’t go past the opening for a chief executive at the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) which cites itself as driving “the development and implementation of models of care using the latest evidence, clinical knowledge and scientific developments.” By clinicians’ standards the pay is modest at between $340,000 to $380,000 … but let’s face it, it’s not why you’d take the job.
Closes March 10. https://www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/

This sporting life

Sports tragics might consider enhancing their career performance now that the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has called for chief executive reporting to one of the most heavily contested political appointments, the Minister for Sport. It’s not your everyday regulators job, and is being offered for anon-ongoing appointment term of up to five years. Just watch the locker room talk.
Closes March 14 http://www.asada.gov.au

Got Budget? Fact check please…

No Budget is ever without controversy, but if you’ve got a real eye for detail, a passion for democracy and a thick skin, this could be the gig for you. The Parliamentary Budget Office is looking for a new chief, better known as the parliamentary budget officer. Aside from checking claims and promises (they said what?) the oversight and advisory role has a “self initiated program of published research” on all matters Budget. Diplomatic skills are a big help it seems given the requirement for “the capacity to operate in an independent and non-partisan manner with a high level of credibility, integrity and accountability to the Australian Parliament.”
Closes March 10 http://www.pbo.gov.au/employment

Author Bio

Julian Bajkowski

Julian Bajkowski is an award-winning journalist, editor and adviser who specialises in explaining developments in business, technology, policy and finance. Prior to becoming managing editor of The Mandarin, he worked in senior editorial roles at the Australian Financial Review, ACP, IDG and the Intermedia Group, and has been a public policy and corporate affairs adviser at MasterCard.