About the Role
The primary role of the Senior Policy & Research Officer is to position the Society of St Vincent de Paul to be as a key voice on the issues outlined in the National Council’s Strategic Plan.
This is a strategic position and as such works closely with the National Council and its Chief Executive Officer to ensure the voice of the Society is heard in government and in the community when advocating for a fairer, more just Australian community.
The position will liaise with and support the work of the Chairman of the National Council’s Social Justice Advisory Committee who is responsible for making recommendations on contemporary social justice issues to National Council.
About the Organisation
The St Vincent de Paul Society has lent the hand of support to Australians experiencing disadvantage for over 175 years. Almost 60,000 members and volunteers dedicate their time and talents to this important work in communities across the country. As well as visiting individuals and families in their homes, the Society runs a range of programs to support people experiencing homelessness; family violence; mental illness; help for migrants and refugees; supported employment; addiction services; education and training; youth support services and Vinnies shops.
At the core of the Society’s good work is a grassroots commitment to helping people break their own personal cycles of disadvantage. Our members and volunteers are on the ground, every day, acutely aware of the hardships that impact the social fabric of modern-day Australia.
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