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Policy Advisor – Disability and Housing Services

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Location : Melbourne (Footscray)

Organisation : Carers Victoria

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 18-09-2017

About the Role

Disability and Housing portfolios

Full time, Maximum term until 30 June 2019

Salary range: $88 – $91K

•Contribute to the wellbeing of caring families
•Advise on disability reforms

An opportunity to work as a Policy Advisor with Carers Victoria has become available. Policy Advisor roles are well sought after for their unique blend of research and policy work, ultimately leading to improvements in the lives of carers in the community.

As a Policy Advisor reporting to the Senior Policy Advisor you will need to; undertake policy and research activities including the development, coordination and review of government policies; appraisal of and advocacy concerning the needs of caring families; contribute to grant and tender applications; and build good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including stakeholders representing culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Ideal candidates for this position will be currently working as a Policy Advisor, or will be working in the disability sector with the skill and desire to take on a role with a different focus. The successful applicant will be comfortable working independently in a team environment with high level interpersonal and organisational skills, and be able to manage their workload to deliver within tight timeframes.

Carers Victoria is a reputable community based organisation that is passionate about leading change and action. We are the statewide voice for family carers, representing and providing support to carers in the community.

Please include the following in your application
•Selection Criteria addressed. See Section 2: Experience & Qualifications in the position description. Please note, applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.
• Your resume outlining your professional work experience and qualifications
•Details of three work related referees (no referee will be contacted without your permission).

Applications close Monday 18th September 2017

This position is available immediately. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a satisfactory police records check prior to commencement. Carers Victoria is committed to protecting the best interests of children, diversity and equal opportunity. Carers Victoria is a smoke free workplace.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Carers Victoria
Carers Victoria is a reputable community based organisation that is passionate about leading change and action. We are the state-wide voice for family carers, representing and providing support to carers in the community. For more information about Carers Victoria please go to www.carersvictoria.org.au.

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For details concerning this role, please contact

Anne Muldowney, Senior Policy Advisor

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Policy Advisor – Disability and Housing Services via Pro Bono Australia.


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