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Policy Advisor

Location : Australia, Melbourne, Victoria

Organisation : Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS)

Work Type : Part-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 25-06-2018

About the Role

Part time (0.6 EFT: 22.5 hours per week)

Level 4.1 – 4.5 ($83,733–$96,152)

The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) is seeking a Policy Advisor to drive policy, engagement and advocacy on behalf of VCOSS members, initially in health and justice 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 a part time, fixed term position. Secondments from another organisation will be considered. Salary and conditions of employment are governed by the Victorian Council of Social Service Enterprise Agreement 2017 and VCOSS policies and procedures.

VCOSS values and embraces differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion, sexual orientation and lived experience. 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

Organisation Name : Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS)

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 member-based organisation with a rich history in social justice advocacy in Victoria.

Apply for this Job

Applications must address the selection criteria and include a resume. Please forward to jobs@vcoss.org.au by midday Monday 25 June 2018.


Contact person:


Llewellyn Reynders Policy Manager
(03) 92351021 or email Llewellyn.Reynders@vcoss.org.au


Please quote in application: Policy Advisor via Pro Bono Australia.


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