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Policy and Advocacy Officer


Employer: Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, Policy & Research
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 16 August, 2019.
Applications close: 08 September, 2019. (Expired)

  • Full Time ongoing position
  • Abbotsford Location
  • Salary packaging available

Around the world the Good Shepherd network is working to create just and equal communities where women and girls can live full, safe lives. We have been committed to our mission for nearly 200 years, working strongly for social change. All of our services are informed by the latest evidence and research and adopt a best practice approach. We are committed to continuous improvement, innovation and delivering measurable outcomes.

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand [GSANZ] is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to staff wellbeing. We offer a supportive work environment, ongoing professional development for staff and a competitive remuneration package. We encourage flexible working arrangements and provide access to salary packaging.

About the role

The Policy and Advocacy Officer contributes to policy development and advocacy activity, including the provision of high-level policy advice, stakeholder engagement and advocacy across the organisation’s priority areas. This position acts as a key contact for government, non-government organisations, peak bodies and other stakeholders and contributes to the strategic direction of the Women's Research, Advocacy and Policy (WRAP) Centre.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Experience working in policy and advocacy within the community sector, a peak body, government department or statutory authority, including demonstrated contributions to policy formulation.
  • Knowledge of the social and political climate in the one or more GSANZ priority areas
  • High level strategic thinking, conceptual agility and analytical skills, including the proven ability to map current trends and issues and contribute to new initiatives
  • Highly developed interpersonal and diplomacy skills, including relationship management skills and the proven ability to communicate with diverse stakeholders with competing agendas, handle sensitive issues, and work both independently and as part of a team
  • High level communication and knowledge translation skills with the proven ability to develop content across a variety of channels for different audiences, as well as facilitation and presentation skills
  • Tertiary qualification in social policy, social science, law, economics or other relevant discipline
  • A satisfactory Police Check
  • A current Working With Children Check (WWCC)

To find out more about the role and the work of Good Shepherd please explore our website: www.goodshepherd.com.au.

How to apply for this job

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