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Senior Policy Advisor

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Full-time, permanent role
  • $99,338 - 111,357 base per annum plus 13.5% superannuation
  • Based at the National Press Club of Australia, Canberra

The position

The Policy Practice and Innovation Division advocates for GPs through representation and development of RACGP policy on health sector reform. The Division also undertakes advocacy on matters relating to the quality and safety of general practice care at both a clinical and practice level, and positions general practice to make a substantial contribution to emerging trends in the Australian healthcare sector.

The Senior Policy Advisor proactively identifies policy related issues that impact or will potentially impact on general practice. They use this information to provide strategic advice and briefings to internal RACGP stakeholders, helping inform the work that we do. This can be achieved through formal channels such as forums and meeting, as well as through less formal conversations and networking activities.

This role is based in our Canberra office of two permanent employees, at the National Press Club of Australia, and liaises closely with the rest of the team and head office based in Melbourne. The ability to work autonomously at times and to be able to build relationships with stakeholders and team members based in different locations is important.

Some of your responsibilities will also include:

  • Proactively identify, foster and manage relationships with key Canberra based stakeholders
  • Proactively identify emerging policy issues that affect or will potentially affect GPs and general practice
  • Write and contribute to policies, position statements, and submissions
  • Provide detailed strategic advice and briefings to internal RACGP stakeholders
  • Represent the RACGP at relevant meetings and forums

About you

This role will suit a strong relationship builder with experience in health policy. Curiosity, initiative and a keen desire to proactively understand what is going on in Australia’s health system is also key.

We are looking for someone who also has:

  • Significant experience in developing health related policy advice, position statements and submissions at a national level
  • Experience in government relations
  • An ability to initiate research and analyse findings to provide informed and evidence based recommendations
  • A tertiary qualification in public health, public policy, business, or related discipline

For a copy of the position description please visit https://www.racgp.org.au/the-racgp/careers/position-descriptions

What’s in it for you?

You will be joining a high-profile health and education organisation where progressive leadership, innovation, integrity, collaboration and accountability is valued. Benefits of working at the RACGP include 13.5% superannuation, annual leave loading, access to our employee wellbeing program, additional leave over the Christmas and New Year period and discounts to a large range of retailers.

The RACGP is a winner of the Employer of Choice Award from the Australian Business Awards. The Employer of Choice Award recognises achievement through effective recruitment, engagement and retention of staff.

How to apply

Click here to apply.

To apply for this position, please submit your CV and cover letter expanding on your skills, experience and interest in this position.

Please ensure your application is submitted in one word or PDF document.

Applications close Sunday 1st March 11:55pm (AEST).

Applications are only open to applicants with full working rights in Australia.

All final applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that applicants with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, people who identify as Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, mature age and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Candidates must have the right to work in Australia.

We respectfully note that we will not be accepting agency enquiries for this position.

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