CV, Senior Policy And Government Affairs Advisor Looking Globally

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 25929

Skills keywords: legislation, public affairs, regulation, senior government advisor, senior policy
Short Bio:

A Senior Public Policy Advisor with extensive experience in Government Infrastructure, Transport, Law and Regulation, Policing and Security, Environment, Housing, Community Safety and Victims. National, Local, Regional experience. High level Strategy, Research, Programme Management, Project Management, Policy and Public Affairs, Communications and Parliamentary Processes. Prince 2, Microsoft, Excel, Powerpoint. Security Cleared Environments background.

Current location: NR2 3BG, United Kingdom - View on map
Nationality: Dual British Australian
Preferred Sector of Employment:  , Oil, Gas and Energy, other
Spoken languages: English. German
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere
List the countires you have a visa to work in: Australia, United Kingdom


 Senior Policy work-Development, Implementation, Evaluation, Review- Including delivery outcomes with industry, commercial and policing partners

 Strategic Research

 Legal and Regulatory Analysis

 Whole of Government business analysis & Stakeholder Management

 Integrated national, regional, local security policy development – Achieving value for money, integrated planning – science and technology – viable procurement- Budget Planning- Cost recovery-industry liaison- strategic planning, achievable contracts, outcome Based & business benefits delivery

 National, regional, local policy planning on security infrastructure

 Developed interoperable Strategy across , security & blue light Services

 Senior policy briefings & support- ministerial, senior officer, ceo

 Staff management, contract management, Leadership

 Security & Major events business planning- partnerships cost modeling– events and transport hubs

 Strategic whole of Business improvement & capability support

 Governance models

 Performance monitoring

 Media Management, communication strategies

 Conference planning, events and briefings

 Security with and for marginalized communities

 Project management, quality control, risk management

 Budgeting, financial management

 Information security compliance- processes , policy, protocols


Graduate Certificate National Security Policy
(Scholarship Awarded Sem. 1 2013: Completed: To be formally Certificated Dec. 2013)
National Security College, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

MA Public Law/ Public Policy
University of North London, London, United Kingdom
Dissertation topic: Criminal justice & a changing police response to victims of crime.

Bachelor of Arts Honours (2:1)
Sociology/Urban Politics
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Dissertation topic: Public housing, medium density planning policies and community development.

First Year of BA, University of Sydney
Advance Standing -Transfer to Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Career Summary

2014 (Jan to October)
Senior Policy and Funding Adviser
Temporary Contract Role, Environment and Enterprise Directorate, Harrow Council, London, UK

Position Involves:

• Develop, maintain and review strategies, policies and statutory plans for the Environment and Enterprise Directorate to achieve business objectives over the short, medium and long term to improve service standards and customer satisfaction

• Develop and lead on applications to potential sources of funding and support to fulfil policy objectives, including identifying and developing new sources external funding opportunities across all services provided by Environment and Enterprise

• Play a key leadership role in negotiating and securing external funding in partnership with public, private and voluntary sector partners

Contractor Senior Strategic Policy Adviser (and Acting Assistant Director), 6 months, Office of Transport Security, Maritime Identity and Surface Security Branch, Department Of Infrastructure and Transport, Canberra, Australia

(Mar- Oct- 6mths then to complete Graduate Certificate Above on Scholarship Award)

Position Involved:

• Developing Senior Policy and Position Papers relevant to Maritime Strategic Policy and Legislation Section Business Priorities

• Contribute to whole of Section Business planning

• Staff Management

• Senior Briefings, whole of Government working with security stakeholders on maritime security- DIT, Defence, Ret, AGD, BPCS, AFP, AMSA, industry

• Management of external contract priorities

• Key contribution to Development of internal section systems and processes.

Highlight: Successful Contract Management and Business change control

2012 (Jan-Feb)
Senior Research Officer, 2 Months Project, Interim Contract To Professor Poynting, Society, State, Security Programme, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Position Involved:

• Whole of Project management for London Region

• Policy overview and Analysis, Research Analysis, Interviews and collation of data, Compilation and Production of Draft Report for London Region.

Highlight: Successful Whole of Project Management

2008- 2011 (Jan ’08 – April ’11)
Senior policy adviser, Association of Police Authorities, London, UK

Position Involved:

• Developing Senior policy and position papers, utilising appropriate information sources across the national policing tripartite Governance structure,

• using sound analytical tools, and judgement to develop APAs position on national policy issues particularly in relation to ICT and science in the police service.

• Developing and promoting the APAs position to influence the future science and ICT strategy for all police services across the UK

• working as a Senior autonomous individual at a high level representing the APA on national policing programme boards and committees

• providing high level Senior policy advice on specific policing Science and ITC areas: Airwave, ANPR, Forensics, Mobile Communication, Information Access Management, E-Crime, PND, Identification, Future Communications, SNEN

• Working within the policing tripartite Governance structure promoting innovation, developing strategy and business change; Macro & Micro Economic Analysis

• Providing advice to police authorities via APA policy committees , the APA Board and Council

• briefing a wide range of internal and external Stakeholders up to Ministerial level on policy issues

• Leading on Special Projects and Programmes: Olympics.

Highlight: Successful management of senior fiscal outlays of programme rollout across significant government programmes of IT and Infrastructure. OGC Monitored

2003-2008 (Nov ’03 – Jan ’08)
Regional policy officer, Metropolitan police authority, London, UK

Position Involved:

• Supporting the Authority to fulfil its statutory role on CDRPs across London

• Working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service, local government, Gov. Office for London, GLA, Association of London Government and other pan London bodies to ensure development of pan London strategic crime prevention policies

• Research, policy advice, briefings to MPA and GLA Members on local CDRP performance

• CDRP work: ASB; Community Policing; Restorative Justice

• Liaising with Borough Commanders, CEOs and other statutory partners on behalf of the Authority;

• Implementing decisions of Authority committees

• Utilising and consolidating specialist MPA responses in strategic planning to develop CDRP effectiveness; Participating in the development and monitoring of CDRPs performance management framework- PSAs, BVIs, Local Policing Targets

• Monitoring BOCU performance against MPS wide London performance

• Supporting Chair of Authority in annual visits to 32 CDRPs across London

• Commissioning reports for Full Authority from MPS on specialist areas of policing

• Working on and develop specialist areas of project work: Supporting the Authority to reach police service agreements with Airports Industry for the policing of London Airports

• Supporting the development of the London Wide Problem Solving Award

• Supporting and advising the Authority on Local Area Agreements

• Supporting the Authority in the MPS policy development of areas of specialised policing of public spaces.

Highlights: Successful management of Airports Cost recovery model; Successful management of 10 London Borough Crime Reduction Plans; Successful Special Projects management: public spaces and crime control

2003 (6 month contract)
Assistant Director (PT) Values Into Action ltd, Contract, See Below-1998-2001, London, UK

Position Involved:

• Managing VIA’s criminal justice portfolio work and partnerships and Senior Briefings; Developing new policy initiatives and establishing partnership work

• Co-ordinating VIA publicity for all VIA publications, conferences and events; Co-ordinating production of all new VIA publications including liaising with authors, designers and printers

• CDRP work: ASB; Restorative Justice

• Organising and running conferences, seminars and training; Conference presentations, journal and report writing; Co-ordinating press releases and media briefings

• Generating additional VIA income; Budget control within core areas

• Co-ordinating the smooth running of VIA UK office including managing consultants; Co-ordinating the maintenance of VIA’s information systems

• Researching and producing information and resource lists on areas of VIA’s expertise;

• Representing VIA at key meetings of Government, non-government, statutory and voluntary organisations; Reporting to Deputy Director, Director and UK Committee of trustees.

Highlights: Successful Rollout of National Products and packages; Budget control and further grants received awarded.

2002 (4 month change management contract)
Project Director, Renewal, refugee and migrant programme, Contract, London, UK

Position Involved:

• Providing Line Management support to staff and volunteers

• Participating in recruitment, training and supervision of staff

• Budget preparation, monitoring and control of expenditure; Funding applications and preparing submissions to funders on compliance to grant conditions

• Participation as member of Senior Management team of Renewal Programme

• Representing Renewal Programme to External Agencies; Attending meetings and providing Reports to Board of Management

• Ensuring overall smooth running of services and activities of Project; Providing casework to clients

• Ensuring service standards are met developed and implemented; Maintaining links with the refugee community

• Keeping abreast of relevant legislation and government policy.

Highlights: Successful Grants awarded; Programme management and staff retention

2002 (6 month contract)
Regional Crime Prevention Adviser, Attorney Generals Department, Sydney, Australia

Position Involved:

• Providing advice and support in the development and management of crime prevention programs in the state of NSW

• Crime Prevention Work: ASB, Community Policing; Restorative Justice

• Working in partnership with government, key crime prevention organisations and agencies on crime prevention initiatives; Providing submissions for consideration to the Director General and Attorney General on crime prevention initiatives; Preparing Ministerial briefs,

• assist Manager Regional Advice and Support in the development and implementation of crime prevention strategies across NSW;

• Actively engage and working with marginalised groups in the implementation of crime prevention programs (Aboriginal people, young people, women)

• Contributing to the management of the Safer Communities Development fund by assessing grant applications and monitoring funding and performance agreements of Attorney General Department funded programs

• Representing the Crime Prevention Division on advisory bodies and regional committees; Conducting workshops and deliver presentations to government agencies on crime prevention program planning in both a local and regional context

• Regularly report to the Manager, Regional Advice and Support and the Director, Crime Prevention Division; Contribute to internal policy development and systems.

Highlights: Grants awarded and Successful rollout of crime reduction on Farms Packages

1998-2001 (Aug ’98 – Oct ’01)
Assistant Director / national UK Wide action against harassment UK officer, Values Into Action Ltd, London, UK

Position Involved:

• Assistant Director- As Above

• Research & Policy Analysis; Engaging, Promoting & Developing Partnership work between VIA, Police, Local Authorities, Voluntary Sector and Advocacy groups UK wide

• CDRP work: ASB; Restorative Justice

• Report and Journal article writing; Advising and providing consultative advice to Statutory and non-Statutory organisations; Briefings to Members of Parliament on work within VIA’s remit

• Written and oral evidence to House of Commons all Party Disablement Group; Written advice to Home Office and civil service departments; Community Consultation

• Organising launches & conferences; Speaking at external conferences & seminars

• Budget Control, Media briefs, reporting to UK Committee of trustees, Administration.

Highlights: Recognized at Government level and launches at Houses of Parliament. Successful rollout of national packages across 4 countries. Media Highlights

1995-1998 (Apr ’95 – July ’98)
Project Coordinator Disability Discrimination Act action plan/ community development officer, Leichhardt Municipal Council, Sydney, Australia

Position Involved:

• Research & Policy Analysis, Project Management of strategic whole of Council Action Plan development in accordance with Disability Discrimination Act (1992)

• Reporting to Elected Members of Council, Resourcing Action Plan Committee of Council Directors,

• Budget Control, Engaging and Supervising Consultants

• Co-ordinating Action Plan into Council Management Plan, Policy Development, Overseeing Action Plan implementation, Identifying, Conducting & Developing Staff Training

• Extensive Community Consultation, Media briefs, Liaison across Government and Non-Government departments. Ensuring Maintenance of Community Development Officer Duties

• Community Development, Identifying and Developing Staff Training, Research and Demographic Analysis, Development of Social Profile and Social Plan, Financial Planning, Policy Writing, Reporting to Elected Members, Submission Writing, Negotiation with Government and Non-Government Departments, Working with Committees of Council, Administration.

Highlights: recognized by Federal Human Rights Commission for Best Practice of Project Management under law federally.

1993-1994 (Jun ’93 – Nov ’94)
Project Coordinator, NSW Boarding House project, Department of community services NSW auspice, Sydney, Australia

Position Involved:

• Research & Policy Development, Production of Report- Boarding on the Edge

• Advocacy, Client Service Provision, Program Development, Volunteer Support

• Liaison with Government and Non-Government departments, Reporting to Committee and Board of Directors, Releases to Media, Funding Submissions, Complete Project Administration.

Highlights: Recognised successful Programme rollout by NSW Government.

1993-1995 (Dec ’93 – Mar ’95)
Research assistant (PT) Accelerative Learning Project University of Western Sydney, Australia

Position Involved:

• Literature Review

• Liaison with Tertiary Institutions, Education Consultants, State High Schools, Co-ordination of Semi Structured Interviews

• Transcribing of Qualitative Data, Contribution to Data Analysis & Draft Report, Administration.

Highlights: National Report release

Programme Coordinator, Seton Villa, Ltd, Accommodation support service, Sydney, Australia & Prior- Social Educator (Jan 90 P/T then F/T Jan 92- Nov 92: 1 yr 11 mths)

Position Involved:

• Staff Management & Training

• Service Provision in Accordance with Disability Legislation, Policy Development

• Financial Planning, Liaison with Government and Non-Government Departments, Program Development

• Advocacy, Case Management, Research, Reporting to a Board of Directors.

• Social Educator (PT): Case Management, & Training, Service Provision in Accordance with Disability Legislation, Advocacy, Liaison with Local Community Services, Reporting to Program Co-ordinator and Program Manager.

Highlights: Management of Programme according to Federal Law

1991 (3 mths)
Research Assistant (PT), 3 month Project, Alternative Workplace Communication Centre for Social Research, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Position Involved:

• Conduct Interviews and Surveys, Compilation of Data for Draft Report.

1990 (11 mths)
Research Assistant (PT), 11 month Project, HIV/AIDS Media Education Campaign & Youth in Western Sydney, Department of Mass Communication, Macquarie University, Sydney

Position Involved:

• Liaison with Education Institutions, Coordinate and Conduct interviews, Transcribing and Data preparation.

Social Educator (PT) (8 hrs. p/w) Glebe House, Ex Offender Transition Programme, Sydney, Australia (8Hrs p/w)

Position Involved:

• Working with Ex-Offenders transition planning to the Community.

Professional Development

Prince 2; Equality & Diversity & Police Authorities; Health & Safety Awareness for Metropolitan Police Authority Staff; Stress Management; Managing Multiple Projects, Objectives and Deadlines; South Bank University Crime Prevention Course; Association of Police Authorities Seminar for Police Authority Staff; induction to NSW Attorney General Department- five day induction course on Departments goals and systems; De-Colonisation of the Mind (improving Service Delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Clients); assessing Social Impact & Development; First Aid; Equal Employment Opportunity; Successful Teams at Work; Public Speaking; Project Management & Computer Technology; Mediation Training; Tenancy Legislation; Discrimination Legislation; Policy and Procedure Writing; New Workers in Local Government; Priority Management; Women in the Work place; Macintosh the Basics; Law for Non-Lawyers; Positive Behaviour Change; Team Building; Sexuality, Education and Disability; HIV/ AIDS, Education and Disability


Skills & Positions Held 

 Associate, Blue Light Global Solutions, UK

 SC Clearance- UK

 Computer- MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, outlook,

 BAPCO British Association of Public Safety and Communication Officers-Member

 German 2nd language, 1 year High schooling in Berlin, Germany

 Travelled extensively to 24 countries

 Culturally Aware to Religious and Ethnic diversity

 Union point of contact, Leichhardt municipal council, Sydney, Australia

 Chairperson, Inner Western Sydney Disability forum, Australia

 Chairperson, NNC Centre, Sydney, Australia

 Presiding officer, local government elections, Sydney, Australia

 Camp leader, disadvantaged students camp, Australian catholic university, Sydney

 Full UK Drivers License

 Basic Disclosure- Disclosure Scotland