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Senior Information Officer

Alcohol and Drug Foundation
  • Be part of the growth of a leading not-for-profit organisation
  • Full time, 12 month Fixed-term
  • Base salary FTE $88,003.50 - $100,425.00 per annum plus super + salary packaging benefits
  • Location in Melbourne office

Are you passionate about preventing and reducing the harms caused by alcohol and other drugs?

Do you love writing about issues that impact on our community?

Are you an excellent listener who is ready to provide information and advice to people with concerns about alcohol or other drugs?

This is an exciting position working in a close-knit team that can provide you the opportunity to inspire positive change in our community to prevent and reduce harms relating to alcohol and other drugs.

    About us

    Celebrating 60 years of service to the community the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) is Australia’s leading body committed to preventing harm from alcohol and other drugs in communities around the nation. Our aim is to create an Australian culture that supports people to live healthy, safe and satisfying lives, unaffected by drug and alcohol harms.

    The Foundation’s work reaches millions of people in local communities through sporting clubs, workplaces, health care settings and schools, offering educational information, drug and alcohol prevention programs and advocating for strong and healthy communities. The Alcohol Drug Foundation is proudly independent and not-for-profit.

    For further information, please go to our website: www.adf.org.au

    Working with us

    The ADF provides a generous range of benefits and wellbeing initiatives, including:

    • A generous not-for-profit salary packaging benefits of up to $15,900 for everyday living expenses, and Meal and Entertainment of up to $2,650 per FBT year
    • Providing a truly flexible workplace including Accrued Day off Program, Purchased Leave, and other generous leave entitlements
    • Additional 17.5% annual leave loading
    • Internal and external learning and development opportunities
    • Offering Health and Wellbeing initiatives including our Employee Assistance Program and Health Breaks program.

    About the role

    The Senior Information Officer will provide alcohol and other drug (AOD) expertise and support to the Evidence & Innovation Business Unit, the Media & Communication Business Unit as well as the ADF broadly.

    This position demands a high degree of understanding of current AOD issues and evidence-based practice, evidence synthesis, research mentoring and project management skills.

    Key tasks and responsibilities included but not limited to:

    • Synthesise and translate evidence to support evidence-based practice and content development.
    • Leads and undertakes detailed evidence synthesis informed by the ADF Evidence Framework.
    • Develop written web-based content using credible evidence-based sources.
    • Mentor and support staff writers.
    • Provide ethics reviews on ADF human research projects.
    • Connect and collaborate with external stakeholders to share information and deliver on specialist projects.
    • Respond to media enquiries.
    • Support people through the DrugInfo phoneline and email service, providing information and advice on a range of issues relating to AOD.

    About you

    To make your mark on this key role, you will have:

    • A recognised tertiary qualification, ideally at post-graduate level, in Public Health and/or Health Promotion or similar.
    • A minimum of five years working in the AOD sector, or similar.
    • High level of evidence critical appraisal and research skills with experience producing persuasive written material such as policy statements or briefing documents
    • Strong critical thinking skills, including the ability to understand a problem and determine innovative solutions.
    • Strong verbal and written communication including ability to conduct presentations and develop effective relationships with a range of audiences.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in implementing and maintaining quality standards for information services, or similar.
    • Demonstrated project management skills, with ability to deliver against program and organisational requirements to a high quality.
    • Advanced organisational and information management skills.

    To apply

    Keen to learn more? A position description is attached.

    To apply, please include a resume and a response to the capabilities profile section of the position description.

    Please make sure that you address each of the key selection criteria individually to ensure your application is considered in our review process.

    For enquiries, please contact peopleandculture@adf.org.au using the subject line: Senior Information Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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