About the Role
• Tertiary qualification particularly in a relevant field such as social and political sciences.
• Demonstrated highly developed research, advocacy, negotiation and problem solving skills.
• Demonstrated highly developed writing skills to produce formal submissions and correspondence, policy documents, media releases and CPSA newsletter articles.
• Confident and articulate oral communication skills with the ability to represent the views of CPSA’s constituency in the media, at forums, and in meetings with Government departments, MPs and other organisations. Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people – from pensioners to politicians to journalists.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively to tight deadlines and to manage competing priorities.
• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively both within the organisation and externally.
• A strong commitment to fairness and fighting for the best outcomes for people on low incomes facing disadvantage.
• Media and/or journalism experience, including social media.
• Experience working in a not-for-profit and/or campaigns environment.
• An understanding of the political structure of the Australian and NSW Parliaments and how they operate.
• Experience deciphering legislation and Government policy.
• Experience with programs including InDesign, Photoshop, Excel and website content management systems.
The role will be paid at SCHADS Level 6 (SACS Grade 5), with an annual salary of $75,700.53 plus superannuation and generous salary packaging.
CPSA is an equal opportunity employer.
Due to insurance restrictions, CPSA does not employ law graduates who have been admitted.
The position will commence in January and will be based at CPSA’s office in Parramatta.
About the Organisation
Join a small and dynamic policy team fighting for a better deal for pensioners and other people on low incomes. CPSA conducts systemic advocacy for pensioners (age pensioners, disability support pensioners and carers) and low income retirees to ensure they get the best outcomes possible and that their rights are protected.
We undertake research and run campaigns in a number of areas including housing, health, welfare policy, aged care, transport and consumer rights.
• A friendly, collaborative workplace
• Generous salary
• Above-Award conditions
• Additional holiday leave
• Flexible working arrangements
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