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Principal Social Policy and Research Officer

SNAICC National Voice for our Children
  • Full-time position preferably based in SNAICC’s Melbourne office, but potential to work remotely with the SNAICC team from another Australian location.
  • Two-year term. Potential for extension subject to funding.
  • Salary range between $110,000 to $120,000 per annum depending on experience, plus 10% superannuation.
  • SNAICC also offers Salary Packaging ($15,900 tax free salary component and additional meals entertainment / accommodation & venue hire subject to Government regulations).
  • All SNAICC positions are subject to funding.
  • All SNAICC Staff are subject to an initial six-month probationary period. Other terms and conditions are in line with the Social and Community Services Award and SNAICC’s internal policies.

Are you passionate about advancing the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children?

The SNAICC Principal Social Policy and Research Officer will lead and manage SNAICC policy development processes and projects. They will manage a small team that provides high-level evidence informed policy analysis of issues relating to SNAICC’s objectives and the rights and needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and children.

The Principal Social Policy and Research Officer will support the SNAICC CEO and SNAICC Council members to engage in high-level and strategic policy engagement and reform processes.

The role will include leading, writing and editing policy and research reports, plans and strategies, government submissions and internal and external briefings.

The role will establish and maintain ongoing relationships with key partners, stakeholders and SNAICC member services, including relevant government agencies, the community-controlled early childhood sectors, and other non-government stakeholders.

The role will play a lead role within the SNAICC Social Policy and Research team to implement SNAICC’s strategic priorities for policy influence and reform to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

This opportunity is ideal for an exceptional individual with demonstrated experience in policy leadership, and an in depth understanding of issues impacting upon Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families, and strong commitment to the rights, needs and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.

SNAICC strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply

SNAICC – National Voice for our Children is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-controlled organisation, and is actively working towards a substantially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce.

For general information about SNAICC, visit the SNAICC website.

For specific questions about the role please contact:

John Burton, Manager - Social Policy and Research on M: 0401 878 063

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