- Job posted on: 14th Jul 2021
- Applications close:
Location: Canberra, ACT
Employment Status: Part-time, 3 days (22.8 hours) a week, 12 month contract with possible extension.
Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is the national peak body for palliative care. PCA represents all those who work towards high quality palliative care for all Australians. Working closely with consumers, our Member Organisations and the palliative care workforce, we aim to improve access to, and promote the need for, palliative care. We believe quality palliative care occurs when strong networks exist between specialist palliative care providers, primary generalist, primary specialist and support care providers and the community.
Vision: Quality palliative care for all who need it. Mission: To influence, foster and promote the delivery of quality palliative care for all who need it, when and where they need it.
Our organisation has a national focus, with our office located in Canberra, on Ngunnawal country, however our Member Organisations are located in the capital cities of each state and territory. In addition, we have three Affiliate Associations, two of which have members in Australia and New Zealand; PCA is also a member of the International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care and the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance.
PCA is committed to an ongoing reconciliation action strategy, beginning with a Reflect RAP, which will see the organisation build and develop its reconciliation action commitments over the next six (6) years, and into the future.
PCA has an exciting opportunity for a part-time Policy & Grant Writer to join their passionate and dedicated team.
Reporting to the National Policy Manager, Aged Care & Diverse Needs, you will be responsible for helping to build PCA’s capacity and the capacity of its Member Organisations around Australia to improve availability and access to palliative care for people living with life-limiting illness when they need it and where they need it.
This will involve extending PCA’s reach in policy, advocacy, research and support at the national level and across the jurisdictions through our Member Organisations. You will assist in building PCA’s funding base to include philanthropic funds and other funding opportunities, which will be used to extend the support and advocacy needed by people living with life-limiting illness together with their family and loved ones. This will also allow PCA to build its resourcing capacity in an ongoing sustainable way.
Your key responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to:
To be considered for this position, you will have demonstrated sound experience in research, policy and writing effective grant applications.
You'll possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and will be able to forge strong and lasting relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. Your eye for detail and excellent organisational skills will ensure you provide high-quality service delivery and support in a complex environment. Additional you will have strong computer literacy skills and demonstrated competence in computer applications, including Microsoft Office suite and databases.
Ideally, you will hold tertiary qualifications in a related discipline (policy, research, social sciences, business or related field) and have a broad understanding of the health sector and the place of the palliative care community, although this is not essential for the role.
In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive FTE annual salary range of $95,000 - $100,000 (salary commensurate with skills, knowledge and experience), plus super, plus salary packaging options
You will be joining a small, dedicated team where your hard work will be rewarded and you'll work in a supportive family, friendly environment.
This is the perfect opportunity for an enthusiastic policy and grant writer to make a real contribution towards the ongoing success of one of Australia's peak health bodies.
For further information about the role please contact the National Policy Manager Aged Care and Diverse Needs Groups, Katie Snell, Ph. (02) 6232 0700.