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Senior Policy Officer

Hays Policy & Strategy

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Your new company
Our client is a peak body within the Aboriginal Community that focusses on making a difference to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

They support and act on behalf of their members, actively responding to their individual and collective needs. Their aim is to promote and strengthen delivery of a comprehensive, holistic, and culturally secure health care model.

Your new role
We are recruiting for a Senior Policy Officer to join the organisation on a 3 year contract. The role sits within the newly established Closing the Gap Social Services team, which is responsible for managing the establishment of a consortium of Aboriginal Community Organisations with social services representation from the housing, disability and early childhood care and development sectors.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (community development, social science, public health, public policy etc.) and/or equivalent knowledge and skills.
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience working in a health, social or public policy environment in a similar role.
  • Demonstrated skills in providing strategic policy advice.
  • Considerable skills and practical experience in the formulation, development, analysis and evaluation of policy.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to prepare high-quality written materials including submissions, position papers, briefing notes, reports and correspondence.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including negotiation and consultation skills, and the ability to proactively establish and sustain effective stakeholder relationships.
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to manage competing priorities and meet strict deadlines.
  • High level of initiative with the ability to be proactive and work autonomously as required.
  • Strong computer skills with advanced Microsoft Office skills in Outlook, Work, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated ability to uphold the principles of cultural sensitivity including an ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

What you'll get in return
While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive remuneration package including a base salary of $86,569.58 - $98,112.19 + super. You'll also gain access to generous salary packaging options, which will greatly increase your take home pay. In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits including:

  • Flexible work arrangements and a family friendly work environment
  • Support to further invest in your career through additional training and development
  • Up to 10 days’ Study Leave per year
  • 17.5% Annual Leave loading
  • Bring Your Dog To Work Day
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Up to 2 days’ Volunteer Leave per year
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives

What you need to do now
To apply please

LHS 297508 #2544407

Job details
Date posted
16 Sep 2021
Government, Emergency & Defence
Federal Government
Base pay
$87k - $99k
Work type
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Standard/Business Hours
Private Business

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