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Regional Government Relations Coordinator

Settlement Services International
  • Part Time - 3 days


We acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands and waters and we welcome the opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal people of Australia. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and appreciate applications from its members.

SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with people with a refugee and asylum-seeking background, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, people with disability, youth and children and more to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.

SSI draws on its expertise and experience to advocate for the people and communities it serves. Through the work we do, we empower people to change their lives. Through our advocacy and representation, we influence ideas and policy.


This is an exciting new role that will l co-ordinate SSI's regional Government relations work in line with SSI's Regional Engagement Strategy. The key priority of this role is to successfully co-ordinate SSI's regional Government relations work. Ensure that SSI is a non-partisan, recognised, credible and reliable organisation that government seeks advice from ensuring successful delivery of desired outcomes.

A big part of this role is to establish and manage high-level stakeholder relationships across regional NSW working collaboratively to create a welcoming environment for migrants to regional communities and to open up new pathways for migrants from the cities or overseas to settle successfully in regional areas


We are looking for a Regional Government Relations Coordinator to join a small but dynamic team. In this role you will play a key, strategic role in supporting the Government and Member Relations Manager and SSI's lobbying of state and federal government, government departments, advisory bodies and political parties. In particular, effective advocacy within SSI's investment in regional development across NSW, with an emphasis on the enabling role migration plays in contributing to social and economic growth.

Your passion for Government Relations will be critical to success in this role. You are agile, collaborative and love to perform at the highest level with little supervision.

You possess highly developed government relations, strategic communication, stakeholder engagement, planning and project management skills. You pride yourself in your excellent written communication skills, liaison skills and the ability to anticipate and manage multiple priorities.

You have a strong understanding of political, policy and regulatory processes, you can engage at high levels with government, parliamentary and industry stakeholders on complex regulatory matters.
You have at least 5 years previous experience which 2 should be in government or government relations.
Your high level of verbal communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills and the ability to build effective networks, will see you achieve your and our strategic goals.

Please respond to the "About You" section in your cover letter.


We offer the opportunity to engage in meaningful work that makes a real difference to the lives of our clients, their families, carers, and communities.

We have a fantastic benefits package that promotes work/life balance; something we are very passionate about! This includes a fortnightly Accrued Day Off (ADO) for full time staff, flexible working arrangements and generous salary packaging options so you can increase your take home pay!

Our workplace reflects all the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full authentic selves to work. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices and abilities of our employees.

We strongly believe in protecting the safety and well-being of children and vulnerable communities and take child protection very seriously. All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.

SSI will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. If you require a reasonable adjustment please email talent@ssi.org.au using the subject line: Regional Government Relations Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs, or call 02 8799 6700 and ask for the talent team.

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