About the Role
The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) is seeking a Policy Advisor to drive
policy, engagement and advocacy on behalf of VCOSS members, including in
education and children, young people and family policy.
The Policy Advisor will join the VCOSS policy team, reporting to the Policy Manager.
The position will identify policy goals and emerging issues, provide high quality public
and social policy reports and advice, and work collaboratively with VCOSS staff and
member organisations to identify opportunities to strengthen policy development,
advocacy, service delivery, capability and partnership opportunities.
The successful candidate will have experience working in a policy or advocacy
position, high level written and analytical skills, and a proven ability to develop and
maintain effective partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders. The position
requires relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent.
This position is full time. Salary and conditions of employment are governed by the
Victorian Council of Social Service Enterprise Agreement 2014 and VCOSS policies
VCOSS values and embraces differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural
background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. People from unique or diverse
backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this position. Please advise if you require
specific support to apply and we will work with you to identify the best way forward.
About the Organisation
VCOSS is the peak body of the community sector in Victoria. It raises awareness of
the existence, causes and effects of poverty and disadvantage. VCOSS is a unique
membership based organisation with a rich history in social justice advocacy in
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