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Senior Policy Officer

Palliative Care Australia
  • Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Part-time, 3 days (22.8 hours) a week
  • Are you looking for a role to use your policy and research skills to really make a difference?
  • Join a small professional team and one of Australia's peak industry bodies
  • Competitive full-time equivalent (FTE) salary range $90,000 - $100,000 pa, plus super, plus salary packaging options
  • Supportive, family friendly work environment

About Palliative Care Australia (PCA)

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.

About the Role

PCA has an exciting opportunity for a part-time Senior Policy Officer to join their passionate and dedicated team.

Reporting to the National Policy Manager, Aged Care & Diverse Needs, you will be responsible for helping to develop and deliver appropriate policy and advocacy strategies that support PCA’s strategic direction.

Your key responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to:

  • Undertaking research and analysis to identify emerging issues for policy, planning and advice purposes.
  • Responding to Government inquiries, reviews, submissions and reports as appropriate to promote quality care at the end of life.
  • Consultation and liaison with relevant stakeholders to inform policy development.

To be considered for this position, you will have demonstrated experience in policy analysis and development. You'll possess excellent oral and written communication skills, including professional writing, presentations and resource development. You will have highly developed interpersonal skills and be able to effectively negotiate and liaise with a wide cross section of people.

Ideally, you will hold tertiary qualifications in a related discipline (social science, policy, research or related field) and have a broad understanding of the health sector in the field of end-of-life care or a related area including aged care or disability.

About the Benefits

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive FTE annual salary range of $90,000 - $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 senior policy officer 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. 0402 422 611.

A position description is attached.

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