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Senior Policy Officer (full-time / part-time)

Organisation : Penington Institute

Location : Melbourne (Carlton)

Work type : Full-time, Part-time

Profession : Advocacy, Policy & Research

Sector : Drug, Alcohol & Addiction

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 31 Jan, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Penington Institute

Penington Institute, an independent and not-for-profit organisation, actively supports the adoption of approaches to drug use that promote safety and human dignity. It does so through thought leadership, community education, front-line worker training, research and policy formation.

About the role

The successful candidate will work as part of a small and high-functioning team that reports to, and collaborates with, the Manager, Research and Policy on strategic policy, research and advocacy activities.

Key responsibilities

  • Take a proactive role in identifying and staying informed about policy issues relevant to drug use.
  • Draft high quality submissions and reports to government, the Executive, key strategic committees and other stakeholders.
  • Engage with key stakeholders to keep abreast of developments and intelligence from front-line workforces and various networks.
  • Source and analyse relevant policy, research and data, presenting recommendations to ensure that Penington Institute makes well-informed, evidence-based decisions.
  • Write content on policy issues for our publications (media releases, websites, publications and campaign materials).
  • Contribute to other projects as required.

We offer a dynamic working environment and are located in Carlton, in the heart of the vibrant Lygon St precinct.

The position is a full-time or negotiated part-time contract for two years. The remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Please read the full position description here.

For further information on this position, please contact Dr Karen Gelb on +613 9650 0699.

Applications close on Monday 31 January 2022 at 5pm; you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

How to apply

Position Description : Senior Policy Officer PD (Dec 2021)

Ensure your application includes a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and current CV.

Submit your application to Anna Rolle,

Applications close on Monday 31 January 2022 at 5pm; you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


Please quote in application: Senior Policy Officer (full-time / part-time) via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Advocacy, #Policy_and_Research
Sector: #Drug_Alcohol_and_Addiction

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