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Policy Officer

Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association
  • Part-time, fixed term position - 4 days/week (0.8 FTE) Sydney


Scarlet Alliance, the Australian Sex Workers Association Inc., is the national peak body representing sex workers and sex worker organisations, projects, groups and networks.


This position aims to enhance the capacity of Scarlet Alliance to effectively inform policy development in Australia.

The Policy Officer position supports Scarlet Alliance advocacy work by developing submissions, briefings, reports, presentations and policy publications and coordinates consultation with the Scarlet Alliance membership on policy positions and key documents. Policy advice is prepared and provided to the Scarlet Alliance Executive, members, member organisations, government, regulatory authorities and other stakeholders. Whilst this position focuses on national policy, state based policy including sex industry regulation is also a component of the work. The position aims to ensure sex work policy and laws are evidence based, peer reviewed and informed by the experiences of sex workers. The Policy Officer will work on reviewing and updating key existing Scarlet Alliance resources in relation to BBV’s and STI’s in consultation with Scarlet Alliance membership.


This is a fixed term position until February 2022 subject to ongoing funding and organisational change. Staff are covered by the terms and conditions of the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 Award and the National Employment Standards. This four day per week part-time fixed term position (0.8 FTE) will be paid at pro-rata of Grade 5 or Grade 6 of the SCHADS award depending on skills and experience. Salary packaging is available for this position.

An application kit is attached.


  • Read the attached information outlining the position description, criteria, terms and conditions for employment.
  • Complete your application by including:
    • At least one page addressing the selection criteria. Under each criterion write any relevant knowledge, skills, abilities, training and experience to demonstrate you meet that criterion. You can give specific examples where you have used your skills and abilities, which relate to the specific criterion. Where the criterion asks for ‘demonstrated’ knowledge you must show and explain that you have this knowledge (as briefly as possible). If you fail to clearly illustrate that you have this knowledge it will be assumed that you do not meet that criterion.
    • A copy of your curriculum vitae (CV) that provides your personal details, qualifications and work history, including sex work. Scarlet Alliance endorses an affirmative action policy which promotes sex work experience as an essential selection criterion. Information provided by applicants will be kept in the strictest confidence and viewed only by the interview panel.
    • Two professional referees; the name, email, and/or telephone contact details of at least two professional referees who can be contacted for a confidential verbal reference.
    • Examples of writing. In order to demonstrate your skills please provide links or copies of at least two examples of writing produced by you. Where possible at least one example should relate to sex work. Note: if this is a barrier to applying please contact Jules Kim on 0411 985 135.

Email your application to ceo@scarletalliance.org.au, using the subject line: Policy Officer application via EthicalJobs.

Applications addressing the selection criteria along with a current CV, at least two (2) referees, and two (2) examples of writing must be received by the close date.

Note: if you are interested in the position but unsure whether you meet the selection criteria please call Jules Kim on 0411 985 135 to discuss

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