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Policy and Research Manager

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia
  • Convenient Sydney location
  • Flexible working options - work from home and the office
  • Role is available Full Time Fixed Term
  • Working to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTI people and communities at the national level
  • Salary: SCHADS Level 6 $88,005 - $91,880 plus salary packaging

The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people (LGBTI) and other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities.

The Alliance works in partnership with organisations across Australia to deliver programs across suicide prevention (MindOUT), ageing and aged care (Silver Rainbow) and anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral (QLife) and in disability (EmployableQ).


The Policy and Research Manager has oversight and coordination responsibilities for the Alliance’s policy and research activities across LGBTI health and wellbeing. The role works closely with the CEO and carries a focus on the Alliance’s ageing portfolio. The role has responsibility for providing policy and program advice to the Department of Health and various health organisations. Ensuring the voices and needs of LGBTI people are heard, included, and responded to within discussions, policies and processes as part of ongoing co design processes is also a key element of this role. National representation in government and non-government working and advisory groups, forums and alliances, is also a key function of this role. The Alliance seeks to work in partnership with researchers across the country in a broad range of project areas and to provide leadership to the research community on the issues of LGBTI health and wellbeing.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in relation to ageing, mental health and wellbeing, education, social science or other relevant fields.
  • Demonstrated experience in the strategic policy development, analysis, planning and research – preferably within a HIV/LGBTI health organisation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs of older LGBTI people and the ageing and aged care sector.
  • Understanding of the workings of government (Commonwealth and State/Territory), and of health and wellbeing sectors.
  • Understanding of and commitment to health and human rights for LGBTI people and communities.
  • Good knowledge of the current health issues for LGBTI people in Australia, including policy issues and psychosocial determinants of health.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the workings of government (Commonwealth and State/Territory), and of the health sector.
  • Experience of supervising staff and volunteers including recruitment, performance appraisals and developing professional development programs.
  • Demonstrated experience of working in environments where a high degree of judgement, imitative confidentiality and sensitivity is required.
  • Experience in planning and implementing policy strategies and campaigns to bring about change.
  • A proven track record of planning and using diverse influencing strategies to achieve organisational goals.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel) and social media.

If you would like to discuss the role and working at the Alliance please call Emma Smith on 02 8860 9380.

A full position description is attached below.

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