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Our three-year strategy outlines the world we want to see and our role advancing in it. It also speaks to the positive impact we will deliver to support women, girls and families to be safe, well, strong and connected. We are committed to tackling the issues of our time which adversely affect them. We work to advance equity and social justice and support our communities to thrive.
We seek to increase economic participation and wellbeing, to build resilience, improve safety and bring about system change. We offer microfinance programs and products, financial counselling and coaching, family violence support, parenting programs and playgroups, education programs and community houses. These services are complemented by research and advocacy to address the underlying structural causes of injustice, exclusion, and inequality.
The Senior Policy and Advocacy Adviser contributes to policy development and advocacy activity, including the provision of high-level policy advice, stakeholder engagement and advocacy across Good Shepherd’s priority areas. This position acts as a key contact for government, non-government organisations, peak bodies and other stakeholders. The role may also involve the coordination of projects and events which contribute to the overall strategic direction of the social policy agenda for the organisation; which includes a focus on addressing economic abuse and financial inclusion, safety and gender-based violence, homelessness and housing for older women, mental health and gender equality and an overall application of gendered analysis over social policy.
The social policy team is part of the wider Service and Strategy Impact Division—and undertakes work externally under the banner of the Women’s Research, Advocacy and Policy (WRAP) Centre.
At Good Shepherd, each member of our team is valued, we strive to support people to grow both personally and professionally. We offer generous conditions and flexible working hours to support employees to balance their personal and work life.
To find out more about the role and to review the position description please explore our website: https://goodshep.org.au/.
In line with the Government's COVID-19 health and safety requirements, all of Good Shepherd’s assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using various online tools. The People and Culture Team in collaboration with hiring Managers will work with you to find the most convenient method to ensure your safety and wellbeing and that of our employees. We are not currently conducting face to face interviews/inductions. These processes will be completed online for those who are successful in securing a position with Good Shepherd.
We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.
Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory referee checks, a current employment working with Children Check, National Criminal History check and proof of the right to work in Australia.