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Policy and Advocacy Manager

Hays Policy & Strategy

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This highly regarded membership organisation in Sydney’s CBD is seeking a Policy Manager on a permanent basis. The unit leads advocacy initiatives and provides advice on policy ensuring the organisation is at the forefront of policy debates. The role will lead a dedicated team within the directorate that supports the policy and advocacy of its allocated portfolio areas.

Your new role

  • Monitoring policy development in the health portfolio
  • Developing and implementing advocacy strategies
  • Advising the organisation on the political and legislative agenda
  • Engaging with internal stakeholders on defined policy issues
  • Researching and writing on a range of policy topics
  • Assisting with submissions, reports, funding applications and presentations
  • Identifying current, evidence-based literature relevant to policy areas
  • Guiding, supporting and mentoring a team of policy officers
  • Encouraging and developing high performance across the team

What you'll need to succeed

  • Demonstrated health policy experience at a high level
  • Experience applying health research to inform policy and advocacy
  • Understanding of key policy positions in the health sector
  • Ability to manage a sensitive and high-risk portfolio of work
  • Experience working in a complex organisation with competing priorities
  • Analytical and political skills in developing policy recommendations
  • Experience working with committees and working groups
  • Experience in team management, and in leading and developing staff
  • Knowledge of federal, state and territory health system structures
  • Indigenous health experience beneficial
  • Tertiary qualifications in health, policy or related disciplines

What you'll get in return
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced policy manager with strong advocacy and people management skills, to join a highly regarded membership association based in Sydney. You will have the opportunity to develop your leadership skills further, look at creative ways to make improvements, and work on multiple topics in the health sector with a range of stakeholders.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this job, please click 'apply now' or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to krista.godfrey@hays.com.au.

LHS 297508 #2498034

Job details
Date posted
8 Jun 2021
Government, Emergency & Defence
Policy & Planning
Base pay
$120k - $150k
Work type
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Private Business
Work Authorisation
Australian Citizen / Permanent Resident

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