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Policy Advisor (Social Impact of Climate Change)

Organisation : VCOSS

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Policy & Research

Sector : Community Development, Humanitarian

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : Level 4.1 – 4.5 - $86,035–$98,796

Application closing date : 26 Aug, 2019

About the role

The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) is seeking a Policy Advisor to drive policy, engagement and advocacy on behalf of VCOSS members in policy portfolios including the social impact of climate change and emergencies.


The Policy Advisor will join the VCOSS policy team, reporting to the Manager Policy and Research. The position will identify policy goals and emerging issues, provide high quality public and social policy reports and advice, and work collaboratively with VCOSS staff and member organisations to identify opportunities to strengthen policy development, advocacy, service delivery, capability and partnership opportunities.


The successful candidate will have experience working in a policy or advocacy position, high level written and analytical skills, and a proven ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders. The position requires relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent, and knowledge of the social impact of climate change and emergencies.


This position is full-time (negotiable). Salary and conditions of employment are governed by the Victorian Council of Social Service Enterprise Agreement 2017 and VCOSS policies and procedures.


VCOSS values and embraces differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. People from unique or diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this position. Please advise if you require specific support to apply and we will work with you to identify the best way forward.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : VCOSS

VCOSS is the peak body of the community sector in Victoria. It raises awareness of the existence, causes and effects of poverty and disadvantage. VCOSS is a unique membership based organisation with a rich history in social justice advocacy in Victoria. 

How to apply for this role

Position Description : PD_190730_Climate Policy Advisor

Please provide your written application including CV and statement addressing the selection criteria to by no later than Monday, 26 August 2019, 5pm.


Contact person:  Brooke McKail

                              A/g Manager Policy and Research

                              (03) 9235 1000 or email

Please quote in application: Policy Advisor (Social Impact of Climate Change) via Pro Bono Australia.


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