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Community Engagement and Advocacy Specialist

Organisation : NSW Users and AIDS Association

Location : Sydney (Surry Hills)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Advocacy, Marketing, Media & Communications, Project Management

Sector : Community Engagement, Drug, Alcohol & Addiction

Salary type : Hourly

Salary : @42 p/h

Application closing date : 14 May, 2021

About the role

JOB TYPE: Fixed term part time (up to 30.4 hours negotiable)

CLASSIFICATION: SHCHADS Level 5 (starting at $41.89 per hour) depending on skills and experience

LOCATION: 414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010; other locations as specified 

REPORTS TO: Communications Lead  

Join NUAA’s staff of committed and passionate workers and further the health, human rights and dignity of people who use drugs. We are currently looking for someone to work on Community Engagement and Advocacy within the small, agile team responsible for the NUAA Communications and Engagement. NUAA is looking to formalize engagement and advocacy across a range of topics balancing internal priorities and funded work.

The successful applicant will be able to work independently, consult effectively with a broad cross-section of community members and produce high quality submissions and policy documents.

Most importantly, you will be from the community of people who use drugs or have a history of drug use and will be prepared to take a leadership role in promoting NUAA’s a harm reduction, strengths-based approach to drug use and people who use drugs. If you are a capable and committed peer with demonstrated work skills, we offer further training if necessary.  

About the organisation

Organisation Name : NSW Users and AIDS Association

NUAA is a peer-led organisation aimed at promoting the health, human rights and dignity of people who use or have used drugs. NUAA’s core funding comes from the NSW Ministry of Health and our primary funding is to work within the NSW Hepatitis C Strategy (currently under review). We also have a strong partnership with the Alcohol and Other Drugs Directorate.

NUAA’s work focuses on health promotion, community engagement and Needle and Syringe Program service delivery and is based on Ottowa charter principles of building healthy public policy, creating supportive environments for health, strengthening community action for health, developing personal skills, and re-orienting health services. We aim to build healthier communities of skilled peers through capacity development and advocacy.

How to apply

Applications are due by COB 14th of May.

You will only be considered for an interview if you address each selection criteria separately with details of your skillset and/or experience. You are encouraged to include an example of your written work. Please also include your CV and details of 2 referees.

Please send your application to If you have any questions, give the Communications Lead McLeod a call on (02) 8354 7300 or 0401 739 676.

Applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted by COB the 17th of May interviews to be held on the 19th of May. Interviews will take place at 414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills.

Please quote in application: Community Engagement and Advocacy Specialist via Pro Bono Australia.


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