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Assistant Policy Officer

Employer: Consumers Health Forum of Australia
Work Type/s: Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Health Promotion, Policy & Research
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Canberra & ACT

Job posted on: 12 April, 2019.
Applications close: 28 April, 2019.

The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) is the national peak body representing the interests of Australian healthcare consumers. CHF works to achieve safe, quality, timely healthcare for all Australians, supported by accessible health information and systems.

The small policy team works across the full range of health issues with the priorities for that work driven by the membership. We are looking for an Assistant Policy Officer to join our team.

The Assistant Policy Officer will undertake research and contribute to the development of health policy positions including submissions, discussion papers, and reports in CHF health priority areas.

The Assistant Policy Officer will also provide support to the CEO, Policy Director and Communications Director on policy issues and developments and assist with convening Special Interest Groups of consumers as required in line with priority policy issues.

We are a busy team, juggling competing demands and working to tight deadlines. This position is a newly created entry level position. If you have recently graduated or soon to graduate and are interested in learning more about health policy at a national level, we’d like to hear from you.

A full position description is available below.

How to apply for this job

Please send a CV and a letter outlining how your experience and skills meet the selection criteria by email to, using the subject line: Assistant Policy Officer application via EthicalJobs. This should be one document and a maximum of 5 pages in total.

Closing date: Applications to be received by 12.00 midnight on Sunday 28 April 2019.

Any enquiries can be directed to Jo Root, Policy Director on telephone (02) 6273 5444.

Supporting materials  Project-Officer-Comms-CR-PD - July 2013.docx