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Stakeholder and Government Relations Coordinator

Organisation : Settlement Services International

Location : Sydney (Ashfield)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Advocacy, Community Services, Policy & Research, Program Coordination & Management

Sector : Community Support Services, Disabilities, Families, Overseas Aid & Development

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Permanent position, working full time hours, 35 hours per week
  • Flexible working arrangements to support real-life balance
  • Competitive salary for the right candidate plus Salary Packaging Options!

Reporting to and working closely with the Head of Stakeholder Relations and Advocacy, this role is responsible for coordinating impactful engagement across internal and external stakeholders to facilitate the achievement of SSI’s strategic goals. This position has a broad impact and requires capabilities across relationship management, Government relations, advisory skills, social policy and writing and presentation skills.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of the Advocacy, Research, and Communications plan
  • Monitor the policy and political landscape and synthesise this to inform organisational decision making
  • Maintain SSI’s stakeholder management system for Federal and State MPs, local government Mayors and Councillors in areas of direct strategic value to SSI
  • Provide impactful political analysis and commentary through the provision of reports and briefings
  • Undertake regular reviews of SSI’s Government relations activity

Selection Criteria

  • Relevant Tertiary degree qualifications or equivalent industry experience
  • Experience working in Government policy development, public relations, or a political advisory role.
  • Experience working in State or Federal government, parliamentary, political systems and processes
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with government stakeholders
  • Effective organisational and planning skills
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills that enable effective interaction between key stakeholders
  • Thorough understanding of political processes
  • Team player with a willingness to work autonomously

About Our Benefits

  • Salary packaging options to receive up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free meaning more take-home pay!
  • Access to in-house training and learning opportunities for professional development and growth;
  • Access to our in-house wellbeing programs
  • Working alongside professional and dedicated team members all wanting to make a difference in our communities

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Settlement Services International

SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with children and young people as well as people with refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, people with disabilities and more to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.

How to apply

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SSI is a Disability Confident Recruiter and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. We encourage people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this position and support applications from our First Nations People.

At SSI we have a zero-tolerance for child abuse and is committed to creating and maintaining a child-safe organisation where protecting children and preventing and responding to child abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of all employees, contractors and volunteers. All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.

We encourage candidates to provide a cover letter along with your resume, by submitting online. Should you be successful for the first round of shortlist, one of our Talent Acquisition Specialist will guide you through our process and next steps. If you require a reasonable adjustment during our recruitment process, please contact Sarah Abdelhady on 0402 771 390 or email

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following video may contain images and footage of deceased persons – viewer discretion is advised.


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