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Advocacy and Engagement Lead, Family Violence

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Organisation : Uniting

Location : Melbourne, TAS Regional, VIC Regional

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 10 Aug, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Uniting

About the role

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full Time, 12 Month maximum term contract
  • Flexible location with hybrid working arrangement
About the opportunity

This role delivers on Uniting’s development of consumer-oriented advocacy work. The holder will develop and use consumer voice and data insights to inform advocacy around social policy, domestic and family violence. Additionally provide specialist advice for communications and stakeholder engagement activities relating to the Escaping Violence Payment (EVP) program.  

The role is pivotal to leading and supporting predominantly external communications activities through planning, stakeholder mapping and content development.

About you

To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor level degree in public policy communications, social sciences/political sciences social work or related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Extensive demonstrated experience in communications, advocacy and/or public policy.
  • Experience in political roles or government highly desirable.
  • Understanding and awareness of the nature and dynamics of family violence, the legislative context and service system across Australia is high desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to provide safe environments for children and young people and protect them from abuse and neglect.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake quantitative and qualitative research and analysis, and to present findings coherently
  • Demonstrated experience of strategic engagement in policy debates and influencing public opinion and/or decision makers
How to apply

If this sounds like you, apply today by submitting the below.

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability by addressing the key/core selection criteria according to the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)

Application close on Wednesday 10 August 2022

Get in touch

For more information about the role and a confidential discussion, please contact Tom Johnson, Manager – Advocacy & Public Policy on 0400315446  

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

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Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking. It is a condition of employment that all eligible workforce receive the COVID-19 vaccination and supporting evidence may be requested in order to perform duties at any of Uniting’s workplaces.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Advocacy and Engagement Lead, Family Violence via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Advocacy, #Community_Services
Sector: #Aged_Care_and_Seniors, #Children, #Community_Development, #Community_Engagement, #Community_Support_Services, #Disabilities, #DomesticFamily_Violence, #Drug_Alcohol_and_Addiction, #Education_and_Employment, #Education_and_Training, #Employment_Services, #Families, #Foundations_Trusts_and_Philanthropy, #Health_–_General, #Homelessness_and_Affordable_Housing, #Humanitarian, #Law_Justice_and_Human_Rights, #Media, #Men, #Mental_Health, #Social_Enterprise, #Women, #Youth_and_Young_People


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