Advisor, Advocacy

Join a supportive and high performing team
Make a difference to the people of NSW
Leverage your research and analytical skills to advocate on behalf of small business

Why NSW Treasury

NSW Treasury is the lead economic policy advisor for New South Wales (NSW). From its position at the centre of government, Treasury drives the economic development strategy to guide the State’s growth for the benefit of the people who live, work and study in NSW. Its work includes enhancing productivity, economic risk management, investment attraction, industry policy, supporting jobs growth, tax and fiscal policy, improving service delivery to the community and increasing living standards.

We’re committed to building a culture of highly engaged and talented people, all working together in a collaborative and high-performance culture that facilitates career mobility and diversity. Our culture is underpinned by the NSW Public Sector core values of Excellence in Service, Integrity, Accountability and Trust and a clear set of expected behaviours.

Look at the NSW Treasury website: https://www.treasury.nsw.gov.au/about-treasury/about-nsw-treasury

Also, see why you should work for NSW at https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/why-work-for-nsw

The Team and the Role

The NSW Small Business Commission plays an important role in advocating on behalf of the 785,000+ small businesses of NSW. As an independent statutory body, the NSW Small Business Commissioner operates under The Small Business Commissioner Act 2013.

As a key advocate for small businesses across in NSW the Commission aims to ensure small business needs are front-of-mind for NSW Government decisions, support and assistance. The Commission also plays an important role in connecting small businesses, councils and industry groups to vital information and support services.

In this role, you will undertake research and analysis to develop insights and provide advice to the Small Business Commissioner, contributing to initiatives which foster the sustainable growth of the NSW small business sector.


To be eligible to apply for ongoing employment within NSW Treasury, candidates must be an Australian citizen or have the status of permanent residency in Australia. A tertiary level qualification in economics, law, public policy or a related field is desirable.

Talent Pool

A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent pool represents a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role or similar roles, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.

How to Apply!

Please submit your application for the role via https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au. Please ensure you read the role description thoroughly before applying. Your application should include:

Cover letter of no more than two pages
An up-to-date resume that details your knowledge, skills and experience relevant to the role

Please ensure you read the role description thoroughly before applying.

The role description identifies the capabilities required for the role and accountabilities against which applications will be assessed. These include the focus capabilities which any successful applicant must demonstrate. The behavioural indicators provide examples of the types of behaviours that would provide evidence in support.

Should you require additional information or experience difficulties in submitting your application online, then please contact in confidence Prony Melvin prony.melvin@treasury.nsw.gov.au

Closing Date: ADST 9:59am Thursday 4 March 2021

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