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Policy and Systemic Advocacy Officer

Employer: Mental Health Community Coalition ACT
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, Policy & Research
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Canberra & ACT

Job posted on: 09 September, 2019.
Applications close: 23 September, 2019.

MHCC ACT is seeking a person with the experience, qualifications and character for a challenging work program in a sector which has undergone massive transformation in the past few years.

MHCC ACT is the peak body for non-government community based mental health service providers. This sector covers the range of non-government organisations (NGO) that offer recovery, early intervention, prevention, health promotion and community support services for people with a mental illness.

As part of a small team, and under the leadership of the Policy and Sector Development Manager, this position is responsible for the policy and systemic advocacy area of MHCC ACT’s work program. You will engage in a range of activities aimed at sustaining and strengthening non-government organisation (NGO) community managed mental health services in the ACT. Our aim is to foster the capacity of these organisations to support people with mental illness to live a meaningful and dignified life.

How to apply for this job

To apply, please send the following documents by email to, using the subject line: Policy and Systemic Advocacy Officer application via EthicalJobs, (Word or pdf format):

  • Cover letter summarising why you want this position and your capacity to deliver high quality outcomes (1-2 pages)
  • Statement addressing the requirements in the selection criteria (maximum 4 pages). Please note that while you need to demonstrate that you meet the requirements of each of the six selection criteria, you do not need to address each of the sub points (ie. a,b,c etc) separately
  • Current CV/Resume, including full name; best contact phone number; and email address (maximum 4 pages).

MHCC ACT is an equal opportunity employer and people with lived experience of mental health issues and/or diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Please note only applications that satisfy the application process requirements will be evaluated for this position.

Applications close midnight Monday 23 September 2019.

For more information see the Position Description & Selection Criteria available on our website: or contact Leith Felton-Taylor on or (02) 6249 7756

Supporting materials  MHCC ACT-Policy Systemic Advocacy Officer-Sep19.docx