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Senior Policy & Communications Officer, Early Childhood

Organisation : Social Ventures Australia

Location : Australia

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Advocacy, Grants & Philanthropy, Marketing, Media & Communications, Policy & Research, Program Coordination & Management

Sector : Children, Community Development, Families, Government

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • New role in SVA's early childhood systems change program
  • Exposure to engaging work addressing disadvantage in Australia
  • Australia | Maximum-term | Part-time (0.8 FT)

Who we are
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) is a social purpose organisation that works with partners to improve the lives of people in need in Australia by helping businesses, governments and philanthropists to be more effective funders and social purpose organisations to be more effective at delivering services.
SVA’s Ventures in particular support high impact social ventures that improve the lives of people in need in Australia. We help convene sector stakeholders, incubate innovative service delivery approaches and advocate for change.
The position
We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Senior Policy & Communications Officer, Early Childhood, to support an innovative collaboration of leading national child and family organisations to build a sector-wide approach to effectively redress the root causes and systemic forces creating and sustaining disadvantage in the early years.
Reporting to the Systems Lead, Early Childhood Development (ECD), the primary purpose of this role is to develop policy content and deliver on communication strategies across a range of channels, including social media and event organisation.
Who you are
We are seeking a highly collaborative individual with depth of knowledge and passion for Australia’s policy settings and early childhood development, who has an informed understanding of the drivers to achieve system change, and experience in policy content development and communications within government or on behalf of an organisation seeking to influence government policy.
With outstanding analysis and writing skills, you will be known for your experience in drafting policy positions and communications, including media (traditional and social) and event organisation, within a multi-stakeholder environment. Your ability to synthesise complex information in diverse, clear, and accessible formats in diverse cultural settings will be key to your success. 
This unique position provides exposure to challenging and rewarding opportunities across the social sector, working on society’s most important challenges. The focus of this role will see you developing policy content and delivering on communications strategies to support the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Field Catalyst work, whilst forging close relationships with a breadth of highly engaged stakeholders who have unwavering commitment to better outcomes for people in need in Australia.   
If you have the knowledge and experience we are looking for and are excited to join our dynamic team, please submit your CV (max 3 pages) and a statement (max 1 page) addressing the position requirements by midnight AEST Friday 14th of May 2021
SVA values diversity and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of colour. We value people of all abilities and diversity of culture, faith, gender identity and sexual orientation. We welcome unique contributions and perspectives of all people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we work with and live in.   
To find out more about SVA and view the position description please go to   
Short-listed candidates will be invited to a first-stage interview in the week commencing 24th of May 2021.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Social Ventures Australia

How to apply

Please quote in application: Senior Policy & Communications Officer, Early Childhood via Pro Bono Australia.


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