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Policy and Advocacy Adviser - Services and Support

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue’s vision is that all people in Australia achieve their best possible mental health. Our mission is to work with the community to improve mental health and prevent suicide. We aim to achieve this by:

  • Promoting mental health and wellbeing
  • Being a trusted source of information, advice and support
  • Working together to prevent suicide.

Beyond Blue’s values are Collaboration, Respect, Enthusiasm, Excellence, Innovation and Integrity

The Strategy, Policy and Reform Group leads the strategic, policy and reform directions of Beyond Blue. The Policy and Communications Team is responsible for driving Beyond Blue’s efforts to reform the mental health and suicide prevention systems in Australia, by shifting the narrative about anxiety, depression and suicidality, and influencing public policy.

The Policy and Advocacy Adviser is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of Beyond Blue’s policy reform agenda and advocacy activities with a focus on services and supports.

Tertiary qualified in public health, public or social policy, political or social sciences or economics the appointee will have experience working in policy and advocacy in government in mental health promotion or prevention, mental health or other complex social policy area. Your strong strategic thinking and judgement, conceptual, analytic and planning skills will be underpinned by your ability to work collaboratively with people from all levels of an organisation.

This is a terrific opportunity to work within an organisation that is in a growth phase and be part of shaping the future outcomes for the community.

Beyond Blue is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or age. We strongly encourage people from all cultural backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Applicants are encouraged to view the Beyond Blue Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2020-2022.

To apply

Click "Apply Now". Applications should include a current CV with a cover letter that addresses why you would consider yourself to be a cultural addition to Beyond Blue and how your skills and experience would be attributes to the position. For detailed information about this position including the closing date, please refer to the position description on our careers page (Candidates who are viewing from a job-board such as SEEK or LinkedIn, please refer to our careers page on our website).

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a National Police Check and where required a Working With Children Check.

NOTE: Short-listing of candidates will commence prior to the closure of this role, so please do not delay submitting your application.

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