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Senior Policy Officer


Employer: Shelter NSW
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Policy & Research, Housing & Homelessness
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 05 August, 2019.
Applications close: 23 August, 2019.

Shelter NSW, the State’s housing policy and advocacy peak is seeking an energetic, values aligned and purpose driven Senior Policy Officer to join our small team based in Sydney.

Reporting to the CEO this role includes:

  • Researching, consulting and developing policy positions on housing issues to effect systemic policy change;
  • Leading on research and drafting of Shelter NSW policy briefs, major policy papers and submissions to Government and relevant industry groups/bodies; and
  • Collaborating with academics, stakeholders and consumers to design and commission research to build further evidence and case study to inform Shelter NSW policy agenda.

What you'll need to succeed

In order to be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Commitment to the vision and values of Shelter NSW
  • Expertise in social policy analysis, development and advocacy
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills and experience in writing reports, submissions and discussion papers
  • Demonstrated capacity to consult, influence and liaise with internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven ability to think strategically and to identify opportunities and risks
  • Demonstrated skills in stakeholder consultation and managing contrasting views
  • Demonstrated experience or capacity to manage, and capacity to effectively work as part of a small team
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline.

What we can offer you

This is a full time, permanent role. A competitive salary, flexible workplace and above award employment conditions, with an opportunity to collaborate and work with an engaging and dynamic team in a highly regarded social purpose organisation.

A full position description is available below.

How to apply for this job

Applications of no more than 3 A4 pages, addressing the selection criteria as well as a current CV to be emailed to karen@shelternsw.org.au, using the subject line: Senior Policy Officer application via EthicalJobs, by close of business on Friday 23rd August 2019.

See attached position description for more information. If you wish to discuss this role, please call Karen Walsh on 0413 432 718.

Supporting materials  Senior Policy Officer PD Shelter NSW 2019.pdf