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Senior Policy & Research Officer

Organisation : COTA Australia

Location : Canberra (Barton)

Work Type : Full-time

Profession : Advocacy, Policy & Research

Sector : Aged Care & Seniors

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 1 Apr, 2019

About the Role

Your policy experience, knowledge of the ageing or community sectors and ability to provide well researched and sound advice will contribute to COTA Australia’s policy development and advocacy work across a range of policy areas and be developed with relevant constituency and stakeholder support and involvement.

Working within a small team your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Investigate, analyse and report on public policy issues affecting older Australians
  • Substantively contribute to the development of COTA policy materials, including drafting COTA policy submissions, policy alerts, issues papers, discussion papers, fact sheets and formal policy statements.
  • Develop and maintain a strong network of stakeholders including collegiate organisations, State and Territory COTA staff and the public service
  • Represent COTA Australia on committees and other forums as agreed/delegated

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:

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Janice Yates

Phone : 02 6154 9740

Email :

Applicants must address the key selection criteria contained in the position description.

For a copy of the position description please see attachment above or visit

Email your resume and application with the subject line 'Senior Policy and Research Officer application ' to, ensuring you address the key selection criteria contained in the position description.

Applications close by 5pm on Monday 1st April 2019.

Please quote in application: Senior Policy & Research Officer via Pro Bono Australia.


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