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Principal Social Policy & Research Officer – Early Childhood

Organisation : SNAICC - National Voice for our Children

Location : Melbourne (Collingwood)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Administration & Office Support, Advocacy, Community Services, Education & Training, Other, Policy & Research, Project Management

Sector : Children, Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Education & Training, Indigenous, Other

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $110,000 to $120,000 per annum depending on experience, plus super and salary packaging

Application closing date : 6 Jun, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : SNAICC - National Voice for our Children

Established in 1981, SNAICC – National Voice for our Children is the National Peak Body in Australia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. SNAICC’s vision is that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and families are protected, our communities determine their own futures, and our cultural identity is valued.

We work to amplify the voice of community and the sector for the fulfilment of the rights of our children.

SNAICC is governed by a Board of Directors: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders from the early years, child safety, development and well- being sectors.

SNAICC plays a key role in the following areas:

  • Community and sector voice: SNAICC engages with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and the sector to understand their needs and aspirations and give a strong voice to these perspectives. We also communicate back to and with community on key issues, programs and projects;
  • Research, policy and leadership: SNAICC seeks to understand and share what works to drive better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families and translate this into policy and practice;
  • Sector development: SNAICC works with and supports the sector to enhance the quality, access and sustainability of services.

About the role

  • Full-time position preferably based in SNAICC’s Melbourne office, but potential to work remotely with the SNAICC team from another Australian location.
  • Two-year term. Potential for extension subject to funding.
  • Salary range between $110,000 to $120,000 per annum depending on experience, plus 10% superannuation.
  • SNAICC also offers Salary Packaging ($15,900 tax free salary component and additional meals entertainment / accommodation & venue hire subject to Government regulations).
  • All SNAICC positions are subject to funding.
  • All SNAICC Staff are subject to an initial six-month probationary period. Other terms and conditions are in line with the Social and Community Services Award and SNAICC’s internal policies.

Are you passionate about advancing the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children?

The National Intermediary is a pilot initiative of SNAICC – National Voice for our Children, that aims to represent, build and grow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled early years services across the country.

SNAICC is establishing Intermediary pilots in three states in the next three years and has commenced with the NSW Intermediary (THRYVE NSW) in 2021. Co-design is underway in WA and will commence in Victoria in 2022.

The state based intermediary pilots (THRYVE NSW; THRYVE WA; THRYVE Vic) will act as ‘emerging peaks’ for the early years sectors providing representation and leadership, and professional services in areas such as workforce development, service integration, and program and policy development.

The SNAICC Principal Social Policy and Research Officer – Early Childhood will lead and manage SNAICC policy development processes and projects with a focus on early childhood care and development. The position will provide high-level evidence informed policy analysis of issues relating to SNAICC’s objectives and the rights and needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and children, with a particular focus on the National Intermediary pilot.

The Principal Social Policy and Research Officer will support the SNAICC CEO and SNAICC Council members to engage in high-level and strategic policy engagement and reform processes

The role will include leading, writing and editing policy and research reports, plans and strategies, government submissions and internal and external briefings.

The role will establish and maintain ongoing relationships with key partners, stakeholders and SNAICC member services, including relevant government agencies, the community-controlled early childhood sectors, and other non-government stakeholders.

The role will play a lead role within the SNAICC Social Policy and Research team to implement SNAICC’s strategic priorities for policy influence and reform to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

This opportunity is ideal for an exceptional individual with demonstrated experience in policy leadership, and an in depth understanding of issues impacting upon Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families, and strong commitment to the rights, needs and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.

SNAICC strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply

SNAICC – National Voice for our Children is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-controlled organisation, and is actively working towards a substantially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce.

For general information about SNAICC, visit the SNAICC website.

For specific questions about the role please contact:

John Burton, Social Policy and Research Manager on M: 0401 878 063

How to apply

Applications must include:

  • A brief cover letter outlining why you are applying for the position
  • Written responses to how you meet each of the key selection criteria, including short examples demonstrating your proficiency for each criteria
  • A resume with your skills, experience and qualifications, relevant to the SNAICC Principal Social Policy and Research Officer, Early Childhood role.
  • Names and contact details for two or more recent referees

All applicants will be notified of the progress or outcome of their application. The successful applicant will be required to have or obtain a current Working with Children Check and a National Police Check.

Please apply via the below application form.

#PBA3

Please quote in application: Principal Social Policy & Research Officer – Early Childhood via Pro Bono Australia.


Profession: #Administration_and_Office_Support, #Advocacy, #Community_Services, #Education_and_Training, #Other, #Policy_and_Research, #Project_Management
Sector: #Children, #Community_Development, #Community_Engagement, #Community_Support_Services, #Education_and_Training, #Indigenous, #Other
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