Team Leader ACT Policing Legislation & Governance

Closing Date: 

Canberra, ACT, AU

Band:  Band 07

Job Details


EMPLOYMENT TYPE - Ongoing Full time 


AFP BAND & SALARY - Band 07, $113,563.00 - $121,628.00 



This advertisement is to fill current vacancies and create a merit pool for future ongoing or non-ongoing vacancies arising over the next 12 months.


Did you know?

The mission of the Australian Federal Police is to provide dynamic and effective law enforcement to the people of Australia. It provides policing throughout Australia in relation to the prevention and detection of crimes against the Commonwealth, its laws and integrity, and community police services to the Community of the ACT.


Working for the AFP provides you with a diverse and rewarding career. Whether you immerse yourself in a position on the frontline, or provide critical operational or professional support, the work you do makes a big impact on the people of Australia. 


We recognise your contribution to our workforce and offer generous remuneration and conditions including:


  • Six weeks (30 days) of paid annual leave per year + additional paid Christmas stand down 
  • 4 extra mandatory leave rest days per year 
  • 18 days of paid personal leave per year
  • Generous superannuation of 15.4%
  • 16 weeks of paid maternity leave (after 12 months of service) + an additional 36 weeks of maternity leave without pay
  • Generous salaries and incremental salary progression governed by the AFP Enterprise Agreement 
  • Flexible and hybrid working arrangement that provides work/life balance
  • Health & wellbeing services – with a focus on early intervention, education and prevention. 
  • Access to ongoing training and professional development opportunities

What is the role?


Applications are sought from suitably qualified applicants wishing to be considered for the role of Team Leader (Band 7) within Legislation and Governance, ACT Policing.


The Legislation and Governance section leads the ACT Policing law reform and policy agenda and supports the Executive on law enforcement forums, budget policy, performance analysis and statistical reporting, and FOI and Governance.  The section is comprised of four teams:


  • Governance & Compliance
  • National Forums & Budget Policy
  • Legislation & Policy
  • Performance Statistics

As a Team Leader you play a pivotal role in developing people, managing change and influencing behaviours that lead to a supportive culture that respects the perspectives, talents and value of each individual. Consistent with the AFP values, AFP leadership philosophy, organisational reform agendas, AFP corporate business plans and your Performance Development Agreement, the expectation is that you will deliver on the core responsibilities and meet any requirements of the position as outlined below.


What will you do?


ACT Policing Legislation and Governance’s main services include:


  • Providing critical advice to law makers on the impacts of reforms on policing.
  • Coordinating responses for information requests from other policing and justice jurisdictions and facilitating ACT Policing’s obligations under the FOI act.
  • Maintaining ACTP’s Governance Instrument Framework.
  • Maintaining the ACT Policing’s Lessons Management System, including capturing lessons and recommendations identified and assisting in the implementation of best practice.
  • Provide critical statistical, analytical and performance monitoring.
  • Coordinating whole of agency involvement to develop ACTP’s position on key domestic law enforcement policy matters.
  • Supporting the development of budget business cases to drive ACTP’s strategy to increase capacity and capability with tangible outcomes for the frontline.
  • Formulating and coordinating advice to ACTP Executive, ACT Government, and senior ACTP Officers.


Current vacancies exist in the Governance & Compliance and National Forums & Budget Policy teams. Successful applicants will thrive in complex and challenging environments and have a strong track record of leading teams to achieve results. They will be highly regarded for their leadership capabilities, strategic and lateral thinking aptitude, productive working relationships, stakeholder management skills and their ability to communicate and negotiate effectively.

Essential Requirements


  • You must be an Australian Citizen at the time of application.
  • A Negative Vetting 1 (Secret) security clearance or the ability to obtain one.

Desirable Requirements


The following skills and/or experience would be highly regarded:


  • Relevant qualification or extensive experience and knowledge in a related role.
  • Strong leadership, coaching and mentoring abilities. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Aptitude for strategic and lateral thinking.
  • Demonstrated stakeholder management skills and fostering productive working relationships.
  • Understanding of ACT Government Legislative Assembly process and whole-of-government situational awareness. 

Selection Criteria


  • Achieve results
  • Communicates with influence
  • Contributes to strategic thinking
  • Cultivates productive working relationships
  • Shows personal drive and integrity
  • Technical knowledge and skills



Please submit the following documents via our Jobs portal prior to the closing date and time:


  • Resume/CV - This will form the basis for determining your suitability against the position requirements and give the panel a clear outline of your current knowledge and qualifications along with previous experiences. Please include your work history, responsibilities and achievements.
  • Applicant pitch (maximum two pages). Ensure your pitch tells us why you are the best fit for the role, with examples that demonstrate your capabilities addressing the selection criteria, role requirements and work level standards for the role.


Only complete applications will be considered. Please review and ensure the uploaded documents are correct for this application after submitting your application.


Good luck with your application!

Employment Suitability


Should you successfully progress from the application stage all applicants must:


  • Complete an Employment Suitability Questionnaire (ESQ) and provide a traffic history check and proof of Australian citizenship. This aids in the assessment of your character and your ability to comply with the AFP's professional standards both in an official and private capacity. Please review our AFP Character Standards to ensure that you meet our requirements before you submit your application. Applicants will not receive feedback if they are unsuccessful at this gateway.
  • Have your fingerprints taken if an offer of employment is made.
  • Undertake mandatory drug testing for illicit drugs. This sample could include; urine, saliva or hair.
  • Proof of a minimum of two COVID-19 vaccinations (or one dose if the Janssen vaccine was used) will be required if an offer of employment is made. 
  • Satisfactorily undertake a security clearance to the level specified for the position.


Recruitment Process

Applicants who have demonstrated their suitability for employment through their resume and application may be invited to a formal interview. Using the relevant AFP work level standards as a guide, you may be asked a range of questions to demonstrate your skills and abilities. These could include behavioural based scenario questions. Read our guides for applicants to find out how to prepare for you interview.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At the AFP we value the different perspectives, approaches and lived experiences of our people, and recognise that our collective intelligence and diversity is what makes us stronger. As such, we encourage applications from people from all walks of life, including people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, First Nations people, women, the LGBTQI community and people with a disability.

Contacts and Closing Information


Contact Officer - Emma Guo,

Contact Officer Phone: 51266141,

Contact Officer Email:

Applications Close: 11:59pm (AEST) 18/07/2024


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