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Policy & Advocacy Advisor

Alliance for Gambling Reform


The Alliance for Gambling Reform is seeking an experienced advisor with a strong track record of building impactful relationships to lead our statewide policy reform agenda to stop gambling harm.

Reporting to the Campaigns Director, you will use your expert influencing skills and knowledge of the Victorian political system to advocate for progressive reform of the gambling industry. You will oversee the development of advocacy and government relations strategies to achieve tangible policy outcomes.  

As the only national organisation working to prevent and reduce the harm caused by a $25 billion gambling industry, the Alliance is committed to centering those hurt by gambling and their families at the core of our work. Working with our program managers, you will bring these stories to decision makers in government and business alike, demonstrating the devastating impact that gambling has on communities in order to influence better social and economic outcomes.

If you’re looking for a role that uses your skills and experience for good, then tackling Australia’s pokie barons and sportsbetting moguls is an exciting opportunity where you can make a real difference. Like tobacco, Australia’s gambling industries sell ‘products’ that are addictive, harmful and hugely profitable. You’ll be working to turn the tables, just like Australia has for tobacco.

As an Alliance, we bring together thousands of caring Australians, leading local governments and over 60 health, faith and community organisations who all share our vision for ending gambling harm.

You’ll be working with our highly-skilled and passionate team who love being nimble, trying new things and taking risks to win campaigns. Our team is in it for the long haul, and values work-life balance.

  • JOB TYPE: 4 days per week, 12 month contract
  • REMUNERATION: SCHADS Classification Level 4 ($70,411.12 - $75,761.40) plus super. Salary sacrificing is also available
  • LOCATION: Victoria (with flexibility to undertake periodic domestic travel)
  • MANAGER: Campaigns Director


  • Lead and build on our existing reform agenda to influence government and stop gambling harm
  • Lead our program of advocacy to Victorian MPs to build cross-party support for gambling reform
  • Build relationships with partner organisations whose goals strategically align, to support joint advocacy and embed gambling reform in their work
  • Work with our Leadership Council Advisors to maximise the involvement of our 22 supporter councils to influence state reform
  • Work with our Digital Campaigner to leverage the power of Victorians passionate about gambling reform to influence better policy outcomes
  • Work with our ‘Champions of Change’ who’ve lived through gambling harm to become powerful advocates in their own right
  • Lead and build on our work supporting the divestment of community clubs in Victoria



  • You are an experienced political advocate. You have real-world knowledge and experience lobbying, and are familiar with Spring Street and how to influence it.
  • You build effective relationships. You’re collaborative and persuasive. You’re able to manage stakeholder relationships, often with competing priorities and interests.
  • You plan to win. You’ve designed and delivered successful advocacy strategies with smart goals and the right tactics.
  • You learn fast. You seek, absorb and adapt what you’ve learnt. You’re not afraid to get things done and effectively triage to manage your time.
  • You are a team player. You flourish in small agile teams that communicate and coordinate to punch above their weight. You’re not afraid to step outside your role if called upon to assist others.


  • You’ve been there. You or someone close to you knows firsthand the damage done by Australia’s gambling industry
  • Traditional media. You can work with journalists to build relationships, pitch stories and do interviews
  • Gambling reform. You know the policy or industry landscape, or have experience in public health sector
  • Digital campaigning. You’re familiar with power-building campaign tactics and know how to leverage people online to achieve campaign outcomes

The Alliance recognises people often bring diverse skills. If you have skills beyond this position that you think will make you more valuable to the Alliance, include that in your application. We’re also open to reviewing the position and paygrade based on your skills and experience.

The Alliance is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds, cultures, genders, abilities and experiences to apply.

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