- Job posted on: 17th Nov 2020
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Advocacy for Inclusion works within a human rights framework. We acknowledge the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and our obligations under the ACT Human Rights Act2004. All staff are expected to understand these instruments and work within their parameters.
This position is located within a growing policy advocacy team.
The Team Leader of Policy is a senior leadership position to influence ACT and national disability policy, developing and distributing information and providing networking opportunities to support people with disabilities to contribute to policy decisions. You will support the ongoing development of AFI’s policy and systemic advocacy work, the development of submissions, position papers and responses to a range of government and community consultations. You will be required to represent AFI at roundtables, community forums and stakeholder engagements, and will report to the Chief Executive Officer.
A strong understanding of, and the ability to advocate on operational and wider policy issues concerning people with disabilities under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and a human rights framework is mandatory to the success of this role.
The Team Leader of Policy will work within a robust disability community sector to grow and enhance advocacy and deliver a proactive, solution-orientated approach on behalf of people with disabilities and staff of AFI. The position will be overseeing a small team of policy staff and potential growth of projects when you begin the role. You will ideally be a self-starter with the motivation and ability to grow quickly in a strategic role.
You will have a strong understanding of, and the ability to advocate on operational and wider policy issues concerning people with disabilities locally and nationally.
A current ACT Working with Vulnerable People check is required for this position or proof of obtainment of one.
Advocacy for Inclusion is a registered charity and has generous salary packaging provisions available. We are a family-friendly workplace and support our staff to have lives outside the workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to apply, including people with disabilities.
A position description is attached.