Policy & Program Recruitment

We are a specialist in Policy & Program recruitment

Policy and program recruitment is one of Hudson's key specialist practices. Each year we place hundreds of permanent, temporary and contract placements across Australia and New Zealand in both the private and public sector.

Hudson has access to policy professionals with the skills and experience Government clients are looking for - strategic thinkers with a strong commercial focus and a diverse background of experience to challenge current thinking.

Hire quickly from a qualified talent pool

Hudson's extensive pool of specialist policy and program talent means we are able to quickly find the right person for your next role. Our candidates not only possess excellent project management and agile experience but have the right blend of adaptability and stakeholder management skills to negotiate and influence.

Expert advice on hiring trends

Our consultants have specialist market knowledge of policy and program salaries, job titles and hiring trends to ensure you attract and retain the best talent at the appropriate remuneration. We regularly host guest-speaker events to ensure we remain at the forefront of industry developments and continue to build our network.


% of policy & program professionals surveyed are either actively of passively seeking new roles


Roles we recruit for

Policy Jobs

  • Policy Development
  • Policy Analysis
  • Research & Evaluation
  • Strategy & Planning
  • Statistical Analyst
  • Ministerials
  • Secretariat
  • Executive Officer

Scribing Jobs

  • Scribe
  • Scribe Manager
  • Panel Member / Independent
  • Bulk recruitment support

Program Jobs

  • Program/Project Management
  • Project/Program Coordination
  • Tender Assessment
  • Grants Management
  • Procurement & Contract Management

Our consultants

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Byron Ellis

Practice Director

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Pat Hart

Principal Consultant – Policy and Program - Senior Executive

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Chris Lejsek

Director - Accounting & Finance

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I have worked with Hudson for a number of years, and have found their service to be exemplary. Their ability to hone in on my specific requirements have always been right on the mark, and I would certainly recommend them to anyone.

Head of Finance, Medical Science sector

Our contacts at Hudson are responsive to our recruitment needs and have provided us with a range of high calibre candidates to fill our vacant positions.

HR Officer, Government Healthcare

The main benefit for us is to see that employees still are able to produce quality products, still keep the engagement levels and they’re still working safely.

Kirsty, HR, Health and Safety Specialist

The sessions have put me in the right mindset to take charge. I can see now how I can apply my skills and experiences to a number of different roles within the restructure.

Career Transition Candidate, Brisbane

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