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Director of Policy and Advocacy

Assistive Technology Suppliers Australia (ATSA)
  • Part time (3 day) permanent role based in NSW
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Full time wage range $110,000 - $125,000 plus 11% superannuation

About ATSA

Assistive Technology Suppliers Australia (ATSA) Ltd is the leading NFP peak body providing a voice, education and advocacy for the assistive technology (AT) sector for the benefit of AT users, government agencies, healthcare professionals and the industry.

Dedicated to the advancement of industry ‘best practice’ by ATSA members and the delivery of the highly regarded ATSA Independent Living Expos, we strive to improve the quality of AT provision and promote ethical business practices, ensuring the best interests of people with disability and seniors who rely on assistive technology to live valued, independent lives.

As ATSA’s Policy and Advocacy Director you will play a critical role in leading the organisation’s policy development, advocacy strategies and government relations in collaboration with the CEO, facilitating the seamless coordination of ATSA’s policy and advocacy efforts and ensuring strategic outcomes are met - enabling people with disability and older persons to retain access to life changing assistive technology throughout significant sector reforms.

If you are a dynamic and confident policy and advocacy specialist with strong experience developing and implementing policy positions and advocacy activities that drive positive system reform, we want to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Policy and advocacy development
  • Monitor the political landscape and undertake research and analysis of the AT industry
  • Contribute to the development of policy submissions, briefing documents, correspondence
  • Develop and maintain key governmental, departmental and broader stakeholder relationships
  • Managing staff team


  • Proven experience in government relations and stakeholder engagement.
  • Academic Qualifications in public policy, politics, health or other relevant subject area.
  • High level strategic thinking and judgement.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, able to communicate complex information to differing audiences.
  • Project management experience.
  • Ability to work with others across teams and at all levels, as well as developing workflow processes.
  • Ability to supervise and mentor staff to achieve shared objectives.

For detailed information about this position please refer to the position description attached to this ad.

Or email [email protected], using the subject line: Director of Policy and Advocacy enquiry via EthicalJobs, if you would like someone to contact you to discuss the role.

Short-listing of candidates will commence prior to the closure of this role, so please do not delay submitting your application.

Please note - the successful applicant must have the unrestricted right to live and work in Australia

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