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Government Relations Coordinator

Settlement Services International
  • 12 Month FTC
  • Flexible working environment
  • Job share applications will be considered

About SSI

SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with all people who have experienced vulnerability, including refugees, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality. Our vision is to achieve a society that values the diversity of its people and actively provides support to ensure meaningful social and economic participation and to assist individuals and families reach their potential.

Your contribution

This is an exciting opportunity to co-ordinate SSI's Government Relations work. The Government Relations Coordinator will ensure SSI is a non-partisan, recognised, credible and reliable organisation that government seeks advice from ensuring successful delivery of desired outcomes. Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Help lead the development and execution of SSI Government Relations Plan
  • Maintain currency on Government and opposition policy changes, enquiries and reports that impact SSI and our clients ensuring SSI is a key thought leader and influencer
  • Build and maintain key relationships with the Federal and State Governments
  • Consult with internal stakeholders on issues relating to government relations
  • Prepare reports and briefings to SSI Executive Team and Board

About you

The successful applicant will have relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent industry experience. Experience and exposure to Government policy development, public relations or a political advisory role. Key skills and knowledge include:

  • Exceptional stakeholder relationship management
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective organisational and planning skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A strong team player with the ability to also work autonomously

Please respond to the "About You" section in your cover letter.

What we offer

We offer the opportunity to engage in meaningful work that makes a real difference to the lives of our clients, their families, carers, and communities.

We have a fantastic benefits package that promotes work/life balance; something we are very passionate about! This includes a fortnightly Accrued Day Off (ADO) for full time staff, flexible working arrangements and generous salary packaging options so you can increase your take home pay!

SSI is passionate about social justice and diversity and is committed to being an EEO employer. We embrace diversity in our workforce and encourage applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island heritage and people with lived experience of disability.

We strongly believe in protecting the safety and well-being of children and vulnerable communities and take child protection very seriously. All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.

SSI will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

If you require a reasonable adjustment please email talent@ssi.org.au.

How to apply

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