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Organisation :

Location : Sydney (Wooloomooloo)

Work Type : Part-time

Sector : Mental Health, Other

Salary Type : Hourly

Salary : Annual Salary $87,800 plus super

Application Closing Date : 18 Jul, 2018

About the Role

12 month project (35 hrs/week)

  • An exciting career opportunity with a leading NFP mental health organisation
  • Be part of a passionate team of change-makers
  • Contribute to state-wide policy reform
  • Annual Salary $87,800 plus super


This is an exciting and new opportunity to contribute to the work and voice of Being as the NSW advocate for people with mental health issues and emotional distress.

Working closely with the Chief Executive Officer, and the Policy and Communications team, the position has a primary focus on ensuring the policy and advocacy directions are aligned with the views of people with lived/living experience of mental health issues and emotional distress in NSW, whilst ensuring our policy and research is aligned with the strategic goals of Being through the development, implementation and monitoring of the annual Consultation Plan and Communication Plan.

This newly created position is offered as a one-year contract, 35 hours per week spread over 5 days.

This position is classified Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award (SCHCADS) 2010 Level 7 Pay Point 1 – $44.48 per hour.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name :

Being is the independent, NSW peak organisation for people with a lived/living experience of mental health issues and emotional distress. Our primary focus is to ensure the voices of people with mental health issues and emotional distress are heard by decision makers, service providers, and the community. With a long-standing history of operation, Being is in a unique position to influence NSW policy, legislation, and service delivery, to improve the outcomes for the communities we serve by providing advice to the mental health sector on people’s views and experiences of the way mental health services are delivered. We support people to advocate and provide input into decision making at all levels through a co-design process and peer–led activities.

Being has a strong focus on human rights, and as such advocate for the rights of people with mental health issues and emotional distress to live and participate in the communities they choose.

We are a value based organisation whose work is underpinned by Recovery-Oriented principles including respect, social justice, and transparency, and a belief that recovery is possible for every individual.

Being engages with their members, Government, Community Managed Organisations, and the community through the provision of resources and information, consultations and submissions, research and evaluation, and education and training.

Being receives core and project funding from the Mental Health Commission of NSW and the NSW Ministry of Health.

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Please quote in application: POLICY AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER via Pro Bono Australia.


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