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Policy and Advocacy Advisor

VACRO
  • Opportunity to lead policy for a values driven organisation in the criminal justice sector.
  • 2 days per week (0.4 EFT), exciting Melbourne CBD based role although currently working from home.
  • Generous not-for-profit salary packaging and leave loading.

About VACRO

VACRO is a non-government, non-denominational organisation working with people in contact with the justice system and their families. Founded in 1872 (as the Discharged Prisoners’ Aid Society of Victoria), VACRO works closely with government and non-profit organisations.

The Opportunity

Join our Development Team to play a key role in leading VACRO’s policy priorities in the corrections and criminal justice sectors. Bring your passion for creating second chances for people in contact with the justice system and their families as well as for addressing factors that lead to reoffending and intergenerational offending.

Your strong research and policy background will enable you to successfully implement VACRO’s policy priorities by taking advantage of strategic opportunities to influence developments in the corrections and justice sectors. Use your outstanding research and writing skills to develop rigorous and creative content that influences government, policy makers and the public.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Tertiary qualification in social sciences or a related field or other relevant field.
  • Outstanding research experience and skills including the ability to analyse, synthesise and summarise complex information from a range of sources and develop recommendations on policy.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience producing writing that is final version quality ready for publication.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the complex issues relating to people who have been in contact with the criminal justice system, particularly those who have been incarcerated and their families highly regarded.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, government and political processes.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with staff and research collaborators, seeking their opinions, involving them in decision making and communicating findings in a timely and relevant manner.

What We Offer

VACRO is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to staff wellbeing. We provide extensive on-boarding training and ongoing professional development for staff, amongst other benefits. This role is classified at Level 5 (pay point dependent on qualifications and experience) SCHADS 2010 Award.

The position description is available below or on our website.

Direct any enquiries to 03 9605 1969.

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