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Policy & Advocacy Manager

Organisation : Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Location : Melbourne (West Melbourne)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Advocacy, Management, Policy & Research

Sector : Education & Training, Health – General

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 4 Aug, 2020

About the role

A great opportunity exists for an experienced Policy & Advocacy Manger to contribute to further developing and promoting policy and advocacy in the emergency medicine sector. This is a permanent full-time position, however, we will consider part-time (0.8FTE) applications for the right candidate. 

To be successful in this role, it is critical that you have demonstrated health policy experience, effective leadership/mentoring skills and excellent stakeholder engagement and management skills.

The role requires you to lead a team of Policy Officers to develop, disseminate and implement policy and projects related to the practice of emergency medicine and related health issues and systems in Australia and New Zealand, in line with the strategic direction and business plans of ACEM.

The key responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Management and leadership of the Policy & Advocacy Unit, including supporting and developing team members and conducting performance reviews.
  • Lead and participate in policy development, implementation and promotion on a range of issues related to the strategic interests of ACEM, providing timely expert policy and project advice to the Council of Advocacy, Practice and Partnerships and its committees, subcommittees and working groups.
  • Monitor policy development to remain well informed and identify current evidence-based literature in the health portfolio within Australia and New Zealand to participate in the provision of rapid responses to health issues as they arise.
  • Lead and participate in the preparation of submissions, reports, briefing notes, presentations and other documents in response to government and other stakeholder consultations, inquiries and initiatives.
  • Where appropriate, represent ACEM at internal and external forums, seminars, roundtables, working groups and engagement activity events to consider policy issues and build beneficial relationships. 

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) is the not-for-profit peak body responsible for the training, assessment and continuing professional development of emergency physicians as well as the advancement of professional standards in emergency medicine in Australia and New Zealand.

We are a member-based specialist medical College with over 100 employees. Our strong purpose, positive environment, CEO and Executive leadership team lead our commitment to supporting our membership, staff and values of Equity, Respect, Integrity, Collaboration.

The Benefits

ACEM offers excellent staff benefits including:

  • Additional paid leave at Christmas
  • Regular social activities and casual Fridays
  • Flexible work arrangements and Rostered Days Off
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Ongoing professional development and training opportunities 

How to apply

Position Description : Vacant_Policy_and_Advocacy_Manager

Before applying, please read the position description provided. Your application must contain a cover letter addressing 3-4 points of the selection criteria (see key skills, qualifications, and attributes in the position description) and a resume to be considered. Please note that you must have the right to work in Australia to apply for this role.

For further information on the position please contact Human Resources via phone (03) 8679 8811 or email

Recruitment agencies, we appreciate your interest, but plan to fill this role ourselves.

Applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

ACEM is an Equal Opportunity Employer who promotes, embraces and values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and Māori are encouraged to apply.

Please quote in application: Policy & Advocacy Manager via Pro Bono Australia.




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