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Policy and Evidence Officer

Youth Affairs Council Victoria

About the role

The Policy and Evidence Officer works within the Policy, Evidence and Advocacy team to conduct analysis of emerging research, identify current issues, engage with stakeholders, facilitate consultations, contribute to advocacy strategies and develop high quality written content for reports and advocacy. The role includes a particular focus on the issues faced by young people in rural and regional areas.

About the Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic)

Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) is the peak body and leading policy advocate on young people's issues in Victoria. Our vision is that the rights of young people in Victoria are respected, and they are active, visible and valued in their communities. For over 60 years, YACVic has advocated for the best interests of young people (aged 12-25 years) and the sector that works with them.

YACVic provides additional targeted advocacy and services through our key services, YACVic Rural and the Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS).


  • Generous terms and benefits
  • Flexible, disability friendly, family friendly, rainbow friendly
  • Fun work culture, with a social purpose, in a bright and accessible Melbourne CBD office
  • Diversity, working with a dynamic group of youth organisations that includes regional and rural young people, the Youth Disability Advocacy Service, multicultural, Koorie and rainbow young people.
  • High degree of collegial support & sector-leading professional development

YACVic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Young people, people with disability, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


YACVic promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children and young people, including those with a disability, those who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or those from refugee or migrant backgrounds. We take child protection very seriously.

All employees are subject to screening and assessment against child safety standards, including rigorous background, identity and reference checks. The successful applicant will require a current Working with Children Check and Police Check (costs reimbursed) and must agree to adhere to our child safe policy and code of conduct.

YACVic is a mandated workplace and requires all staff to be up to date with their Covid-19 vaccinations unless they have a valid exemption.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Lucy, YACVic Policy and Advocacy Manager, via email: [email protected] using the subject line: Policy and Evidence Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Please refer to the full position description attached.

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