Policy Advisor

Location Victoria
Salary Total Package
Job type Contract
Discipline Healthcare & Community Recruitment
Reference BBBH7889_1625109373

This is a fixed-term contract role until February 2022 with the possibility of it becoming permanent.

Our client is a well-established membership-based organisation located in Melbourne CBD, who play a key role in influencing policy and direction in the health sector, and are now seeking a Policy Advisor to join their team.

In this fast-paced Policy Advisor role you will be working on part-time 0.6 FTE hours and contribute to the development of policies, guidelines, submissions and position statements on matters relevant to the organisation and improving health for the community.

Key responsibilities:

  • Contributing to the development and strengthening of policy approaches across the organisation through identification and prioritisation of key policy issues.
  • Review, monitor, and evaluate the implementation of policies.
  • Producing policy briefs, including recommendations.
  • Monitoring relevant health issues and legislation, undertaking appropriate research and analysis to ensure up to date policy information.
  • Preparing submissions, reports, factsheets, and other policy correspondence.
  • Collaborating and building partnerships with relevant organisations and individuals.
  • Regular monitoring, evaluating and analysing of the policy environment across government and regulatory authorities, ensuring the organisation is kept informed of developments and opportunities.
  • Assisting in the distribution of policy activities and resources via a number of communication channels, including their website and newsletters.

About you:

  • The successful candidate you will present with exceptional interpersonal skills to liaise and work collaboratively and proactively with an array of external and internal stakeholders.
  • You will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of policy development and a high attention to detail.
  • You will also present with well-developed research skills, and the ability to assimilate information quickly and articulate recommendations in a concise manner.
  • Essential for this role is prior experience gained in a similar role where you have had to develop reports, submissions, and policy documents.
  • To really impress you will have completed a tertiary qualification in an appropriate health, social science, or research discipline.
  • Please note prior experience gained working in the mental health sector will be looked upon favourably.

If this sounds like the role for you click APPLY now and send through your resume and cover letter outlining relevant experience. Or you would like further information, please call Ashleigh Nicholls on 9535 9500.