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Research & Policy Manager

Organisation : James Martin Institute for Public Policy

Location : Australia, Sydney (Sydney)

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Policy & Research

Sector : Consulting, Education & Employment, Government, Other, Research / Medical Research

Salary type : Annual Package

About the organisation

Organisation Name : James Martin Institute for Public Policy

The James Martin Institute for Public Policy (JMI) is an independent, non-partisan policy institute, based in Sydney. Launched in August 2021, our mission is to bring government, academic and other experts together to develop practical solutions that address societal challenges. With strong support from our government and university partners, it is now the Institute's second year of operations, with a strong growth trajectory over the next three years.

About the role


Working closely with the Executive Director, Research & Policy, you will be responsible for developing and delivering an ongoing program of collaborative research, policy engagement and joint projects with government, academics and wider stakeholders. Working with a range of experts, you will contribute insights and thought leadership into the approach, methodology and solutions to policy challenges facing government partners. This is an engaging and wide-ranging role, covering a broad spectrum of public policy areas across our five key workstreams: Collaborative Projects; Rapid Response; Policy Challenge Grants; The Policymaker and JMI Policy Fellows.

12 month fixed-term appointment (would suit secondment). Sydney CBD office, flexible terms and conditions available and a competitive salary depending on experience.


The Institute is looking for a smart, analytical policy thinker with excellent project management and report writing experience. The ideal candidate will have experience in structured thinking and analytical problem- solving techniques, complex stakeholder management and collaborative working with or within government. They will have strong academic credentials and at least 3 years’ experience of working in government, consultancy, university or other public policy context.

Still in our start-up phase, this person will be highly adaptable, motivated and systematic in their approach – helping to build smart methods, approaches and processes that will establish firm foundations for the Institute. If you are looking for a secondment opportunity or a career break from a permanent role and share our passion for smart ideas, for public policy, and for bridging the gap between government and academic experts, then come and help us to build an enduring policy institute for Australia.

The James Martin Institute is committed to meaningful equity and diversity in our organisation and strongly encourage people from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter including statements against key Selection Criteria in no more than two pages to by Thursday 23 June COB.

Interviews will be held at the JMI Offices (60 Martin Place) on Tuesday 28 June (or remotely if in-person interview is not possible).


Please quote in application: Research & Policy Manager via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Policy_and_Research
Sector: #Consulting, #Education_and_Employment, #Government, #Other, #ResearchMedical_Research


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