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Policy Analyst


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The Policy Analyst is responsible for the development of evidence-based policy documents addressing key issues associated with youth mental health and the need for early intervention. The role requires engaging with young people, policy/research experts and key stakeholders to inform the development of authoritative policy advice for government, stakeholders, and the public.
Reporting to the Policy Manager the Policy Analyst will:

  • Assist with supporting the work of the Orygen Institute.
  • Identify policy opportunities and responding to submission opportunities.
  • Engage with policy issue experts and key stakeholders.
  • Identify policy issues and relevant available evidence on which to develop policy solutions.

What you’ll need

You are passionate, energetic and determined to make a difference to health and wellbeing outcomes for young people. The following criteria must be met for consideration for this position:

  • Tertiary qualification(s) in Political Sciences, Public Policy, Social Sciences or a related discipline.
  • Understanding of how government policies are developed and enacted.
  • Capacity to identify and comprehend evidence and data relevant to a policy issue.
  • Capacity to write well in a range of formats, such as reports, briefs, submissions and correspondence.

What you’ll get in return

  • Salary package between $75,000 - $85,000 pro rata commensurate with skills and experience + 10% super + NFP salary packaging up to $15,900
  • Flexible work to suit your lifestyle and access to policies and tools that support this
  • Provider and further develop your leadership and skills with Orygen and be part of leading the revolution in youth mental health.

Orygen – leading the revolution

Imagine a future with unlimited potential. A future where every young person enjoys optimal mental health as they grow into adulthood. At Orygen, this is our life’s work, because we passionately believe it’s what all young people deserve.

Every step of the way, young people and families are at the heart of everything we do. Always. Through world-leading research that creates change. Through pioneering reform that delivers real-world practical solutions.

At Orygen, that’s the future we’re creating right now. To do it, we have revolution in mind.

Join the revolution

If you’re keen to join Orygen and be part of our team challenging the status quo and reshaping the future for young people, apply now.

If you would like to review the position description please follow the link below; click here 

This is a part time (0.6 FTE), 12-month contract until 30 June 2023.

Orygen is dedicated to gender equality, diversity and inclusivity. We strive to continue to build a culturally safe workplace where our values underpin the way we work and our commitment to First Nations people of Australia, young people and their families, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD people. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.

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