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Policy and Advocacy Advisor

The Salvation Army


We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.


The Salvation Army is one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

The Policy and Advocacy team helps fulfil that vision by working closely with governments and other decision-makers to influence public policy to achieve social justice. We build on the vast experience of helping people at their point of need to identify issues. We work with those who give hope to people experiencing hardship to develop solutions. We amplify the voice of lived experience to influence decision-makers.


We are looking for a new Policy and Advocacy Adviser, based in our Barton office to join our team. Reporting to the General Manager Policy and Advocacy, and working closely with colleagues in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in helping shape The Salvation Army Australia's social policy positions and advocacy efforts.


Our ideal candidate will have a background in social policy development or practice, along with strong writing and analytical skills. Candidates with experience in social policy relating to family violence in particular will be highly regarded. Our team makes a firm commitment to the values of The Salvation Army - Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration - and we are looking for someone who shares these values and can put them into practice.


  • As a registered not for profit organisation in addition to your remuneration you will enjoy generous tax-free salary packaging benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your immediate family members
  • Corporate Private Health Insurance rates
  • Supportive and encouraging organisation


This is a permanent full time position, 38 hours per week

TSA Social Mission embraces diversity and encourages applications from:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,
  • People who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex
  • People with a culturally or linguistically diverse background

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all other roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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