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Organisation : Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)

Location : Sydney (Ultimo)

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 16 Aug, 2018

About the Role

You will undertake policy work to ensure consumer communications issues are advanced. Your knowledge of communications in particular accessibility issues as well as excellent analytical and stakeholder liaison skills will be the key to your success in this role. Your capacity for strategic issues management will ensure that ACCAN is dynamic and responsive to emerging issues. You are committed to disability rights and have a passion for social justice and fair markets. A background in service provision for people with disabilities would be highly desirable.

You should have relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in a communications policy role.

Essential Skills for position:
• A sound grasp of disability policy issues in the communications industry or the capacity to quickly acquire this knowledge
• A commitment to the effective representation of consumers with disabilities
• Demonstrated understanding of the needs of people with disabilities
• Knowledge of public policy and industry self-regulation processes
• Highly developed oral and written communication skills
• Good analytical and research skills
• Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and lead projects
• Capacity to work independently with minimal supervision
• Proficiency in information and communications technology

Desired Skills for position:

• Academic background in public policy
• Ability to create plain language and easy English documents
• An understanding of Australian Consumer Law and consumer rights
• Knowledge of and experience of working in the community sector
• Ability to produce accessible documents

Benefits & Remuneration:

Salary is negotiable depending on your experience and qualifications. Please contact ACCAN Director of Inclusion for more details. In support of a work/life balance, benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.
A position description, including selection criteria, can be obtained from our website at www.accan.org.au/jobs

ACCAN is an EEO employer: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, persons with disabilities and people from culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)
Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) is a not-for-profit organisation and Australia’s peak body representing the interests of all consumers in communications issues. ACCAN is an important voice promoting accessible, affordable and available communications services that enhance the lives of consumers.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Wayne Hawkins

Phone : 02-9288-4000

Email : recruitment@accan.org.au

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Disability Policy Officer (Full-time, 2 year contract) via Pro Bono Australia.


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