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Policy Officer, Australian Women Against Violence Alliance

WESNET (Women's Services Network) Inc

Women's Services Network (WESNET) is seeking a skilled and motivated person to fill a temporary position as Australian Women Against Violence Alliance’s Policy Officer. AWAVA, one of the National Women’s Alliances, is a program of WESNET, which acts as AWAVA’s auspicing body. This is a back-fill position available until 31 March 2021 with the possibility of extension depending on funding and staffing arrangements. Based in Canberra, the role involves policy and submission writing and analysis, and development of resources and policy documents to support AWAVA’s Advisory Group and broader membership. WESNET is an equal opportunity employer and aims to be a family-friendly workplace where possible offering flexible working arrangements and conditions in line with the Award. As a Public Benevolent Institution WESNET’s remuneration package includes generous salary packaging options in addition to salary sacrificing arrangements. Remuneration for the position is linked to Level 5.1 of the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, currently at $39.94 ph (plus superannuation, leave loading and Work Cover).

WESNET is Australia's peak women's organisation working to eliminate domestic and family violence. AWAVA is one of the six National Women’s Alliances funded by the Australian Government.

The successful applicant will provide support to the AWAVA Program Manager to deliver the aims and objectives of AWAVA by:

  • Drafting policy documents, conducting policy analysis, providing advice to the Program Manager, and undertaking tasks as directed by the Program Manager
  • Assisting with advocacy and achieving AWAVA deliverables, including through liaising with AWAVA members and other relevant people, and supporting the Alliance’s social media activities
  • Drafting and/or assisting with the development of community resources
  • Helping to prepare policy documents (such as guidelines for participating in AWAVA activities and forums)
  • Helping to sustain AWAVA and participate in other related activities and events as needed

What we offer

  • Generous salary and standard superannuation.
  • Opportunity to work in a feminist organisation with a small team of people that are committed to ending domestic violence.
  • Family friendly work hours within operational requirements.

Download the position description at here.

How to apply

Please submit your application by email to jobs@wesnet.org.au, using the subject line: Australian Women Against Violence Alliance Policy Officer application via EthicalJobs including a cover letter, your claims against the key selection criteria, and CV with two referees by 9am Monday 1 June 2020.

For any enquiries please contact Merrindahl Andrew, AWAVA Program Manager, by email jobs@wesnet.org.au

Interviews are planned to be held on Tuesday 9 June 2020, so please keep this date free if possible.

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