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Organisation : Volunteering Australia

Location : Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Online

Work type : Full-time, Part-time

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Hourly

Salary : $42.94 + super

Application closing date : 24 Jun, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Volunteering Australia

Volunteering Australia (VA) is the national peak body for volunteering working to advance volunteering in the Australian community.  Our mission is to lead, strengthen, promote and celebrate volunteering in Australia.

About the role

The Policy Officer’s primary responsibility is to contribute high quality research, analysis, written and oral advice and stakeholder engagement to support Volunteering Australia’s policy development and advocacy work across a range of policy areas. 

This is a great opportunity to work for the national peak body for volunteering. Applicants must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or have a suitable visa that allows permanent work in Australia in order to apply for this position.

Ideally the Policy Officer will be based in Canberra, however applicants outside the Canberra region will be considered.

Hours of work: This role can be part-time or full-time, depending on the candidate’s preference.

Contract period: 12 month contract starting 1 July 2022 with opportunity to extend.


  • Great opportunity to work with a highly influential national peak body
  • Competitive remuneration package, including salary packaging options
  • Family friendly workplace and flexible hours


  • Undertaking research, including horizon scanning, issue identification and sector trends
  • Drafting, developing and fine tuning of policy position, discussion papers, briefings, and submissions.
  • Undertaking the ongoing development, production and dissemination of key publications and communications on advocacy and policy matters.
  • Collating, researching, and writing case-studies to populate a case-study database.
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of creative, effective campaigns to leverage, promote, and support Volunteering Australia’s policy and advocacy work.
  • Supporting in stakeholder engagement, including the development of strong working relationships with State/ territory peak bodies, peer peak bodies and broader industry.
  • Project management of significant national projects.
  • Other duties as required.

Selection Criteria Essential:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in, strategic policy and advocacy work.
  • Demonstrated strategic stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Strong analytical, conceptual, and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to undertake research including data analysis.
  • High level organisational and project management skills.
  • High level IT and computer skills, including MS Office and Database applications.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Policy Officer via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Policy_and_Research
Sector: #Community_Development


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