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Director, Policy & Advocacy NSW Council of Social Service

Organisation : NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS)

Location : Sydney (Darlinghurst)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Advocacy, Management, Policy & Research

Sector : Other

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : Total remuneration package: $155,858 - $166,838 ($136,496 - $146,112 base salary)

Application closing date : 11 Sep, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS)


NCOSS – the NSW Council of Social Service – was first established during the Great Depression. Our vision, today, remains a NSW free from poverty and disadvantage. We’re the peak body representing the social service sector across the whole of NSW. This includes community services, health services and justice services and – through them – the individuals, families and communities they work with. A small team, with a huge remit.

We’re based on Gadigal Country at Yirranma Place, 262 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst 2011.

NCOSS values diversity. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply and we especially welcome applications from First Nations people, applicants from CALD communities, and applicants with disability. We provide a family-friendly work environment – allowing our people to work in ways that work for them – and generous leave entitlements.

About the role

About you

  • You’re a highly strategic thinker, with a deep understanding of the issues and challenges facing the NSW social service sector, who can identify opportunities to achieve real change and who understands how to best prioritise the efforts of a small team.
  • You’re highly collaborative and persuasive, with extensive experience working with a diverse range of stakeholders – often with competing agendas – to find ways of achieving consensus and delivering good outcomes.
  • You’re a natural at taking complex concepts and telling a compelling story, both in written reports and presentations to stakeholders. These include funding bodies or potential philanthropic and other partners.
  • You’ll be a great boss, who cares about bringing out the best in the people you work with. You’ll love a challenge, thrive working in a fast-paced environment, and you’ll know how to bring your team with you, making NCOSS a better, stronger organisation.

The role is a key direct report to the CEO. The full Position Description can be found here. For further information about the position, please contact Joanna Quilty, CEO, on 02 9211 2599.

How to apply

Please provide an up-to-date CV (no more than three pages) and a cover letter (no more than four pages) showing us why you are the right person for this job, with reference to the key skills and accountabilities outlined in the PD.

Application close at 11:59PM AEST on Sunday, 11 September 2022 and must be emailed to


Please quote in application: Director, Policy & Advocacy NSW Council of Social Service via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Advocacy, #Management, #Policy_and_Research
Sector: #Other


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