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Policy officer, aged care royal commission

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Organisation : COTA Australia

Location : Canberra, Melbourne

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Sector : Aged Care & Seniors

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 1 Apr, 2019

About the role

COTA Australia is seeking an experienced Policy Officer with knowledge of the aged care or community sectors, expertise in policy analysis and stakeholder engagement and high level oral and written communication skills .

This role is a contract position until 30 June 2020 and will contribute to high quality analysis and advice on the work of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety from COTA Australia’s perspective; and to encourage stakeholder engagement to enable consumer organisations and their constituencies to engage in the processes of the Royal Commission.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Monitor input to and analyse the proceedings of the Royal Commission on a daily basis
  • Prepare written briefs, summaries, submissions and social media content
  • Assist consumer organisations to articulate and prepare input to the Royal Commission on aged care policy issues; and provide them with advice on assisting consumers in their constituencies to do so.
  • Assist the Royal Commission staff to identify key contacts in the aged care sector including case studies on issues identified by the Commission, where requested

About the organisation

Organisation Name : COTA Australia

COTA Australia is the national policy organisation of the State and Territory COTAs (Councils on the Ageing) in each of the eight States and Territories of Australia that make up the COTA Federation.

COTA Australia's focus is on national policy issues from the perspective of older people as citizens and consumers and we seek to promote, improve and protect the circumstances and wellbeing of older people in Australia.  Information about and the views of our constituents and members are gathered through a wide variety of consultative and engagement mechanisms and processes.

For more information about COTA Australia visit:

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Policy Officer, Aged Care Royal Commission via Pro Bono Australia.


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