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Senior Policy Analyst

Organisation : Thorne Harbour Health

Location : Melbourne (Abbotsford)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Advocacy, Policy & Research

Sector : LGBTIQ+

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 27 Jul, 2021

About the role

Thorne Harbour Health, Victoria’s largest provider of LGBTI health services, is seeking to employ a Senior Policy Analyst to join our growing team of staff committed to issues related to HIV/AIDS, LGBTI health and wellbeing, and the human rights of sexually and gender diverse communities in Victoria. Under the direction of the Director of Health Promotion, Policy & Communications and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Senior Policy Analyst will be responsible for helping to advance and solidify Thorne Harbour Health’s role as policy and advocacy leaders in the field of LGBTI health and wellbeing.

You will be:

  • Motivated, creative and incisive;
  • A committed team player who thrives on collaboration;
  • Ready to learn and absorb in a policy environment that is constantly changing.


The Senior Policy Analyst will be expected to:

  • Work to advance the organisation’s strategic plan, policy priorities and advocacy objectives;
  • Participate in policy and advocacy initiatives, including but not limited to HIV and ageing, LGBTI health and wellbeing, Melbourne Declaration commitments, HIV treatment as prevention, HIV and the law, rapid testing;
  • Prepare high quality written materials including policy briefings, policy consultation submissions, position papers, grant proposals, press releases and public statements concerning HIV/AIDS, LGBTI health and human rights.

For a detailed position description, including selection criteria, click on the attachment or visit Applications must directly address the selection criteria within the position description. 

Members of the LGBTI community, people living with HIV and those with past lived experience of recovery from alcohol and other drug issues are encouraged to apply.  

We offer generous salary packaging and a commitment to quality improvement.

Thorne Harbour Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Written applications addressing the selection criteria and including a resume and the names and contact details of three professional referees should be sent to

For further enquiries please contact:   Colin Batrouney, Director, Health Promotion, Policy and Communications

PH: 0412 550 969


Applications close Tuesday, 27 July, 2021

Important: it is essential that applicants specifically address the selection criteria. Where selection criteria have not been addressed, applications will not be considered.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Thorne Harbour Health

Thorne Harbour Health is a community-controlled LGBTI organisation, governed by our members, and working for our sex, sexuality and gender diverse communities.

For 35 years as the Victorian AIDS Council (VAC), the organisation led the Victorian community’s response to HIV and AIDS. Our work has now moved beyond Victoria and Thorne Harbour Health is responding to a broad range of issues. Thorne Harbour Health aims to improve the health, social and emotional well-being of LGBTI communities and those living with or affected by HIV, with a particular emphasis on bringing the HIV and AIDS epidemic to an end.

How to apply

Position Description : Senior Policy Analyst PD - July2021

Important: it is essential that applicants specifically address the selection criteria. Where selection criteria have not been addressed, applications will not be considered.


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