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Advocacy and Policy Officer - Flexible Location

Brave Foundation


The Advocacy and Policy Advisor will play a crucial role in the newly formed Social Economic Empowerment Division (SEED) of Brave Foundation. You will have a passion for language and clarity as you create new policies and advocacy strategies that SEED purpose in people, namely young people, and families at risk. You will be driven to see policy and funding programs established that intersect before welfare dependency takes hold in young families, whilst complementing existing government services.

As primary support for the Social Economic Empowerment Ambassador (SEEA), you will ensure her experience in primary prevention, collaboration and lived expertise is further established, built upon, and highlighted for the purpose of influencing decision-makers to add to and strengthen their existing policies and practices in governments. You will support the SEEA as she convenes high level, cross sector Advisory Councils and conversations.

The Advocacy and Policy Advisor will equip, inform, and assist the SEEA to lead a public conversation that aims to systemically empower young people and families generating long term social and economic empowerment for generations.


SEED has the vision of mobilising an ‘intersection services sector’ in Australia. Leveraging the learnings from Brave Foundation’s Supporting Expecting and Parenting Teens (SEPT) program, this emerging sector aims to liberate new ways of thinking, through designing policy and funding architecture that meets the needs of our nation’s most at-risk families at crucial life stages.

SEED’s primary purpose is advocating for wider systems change that alleviates disadvantage for the next generation, allowing for longer lasting and more meaningful impact. SEED will do this by facilitating high-level cross-sector collaborations. At SEED our bold aim is to lead the world in social economic empowerment before generational disadvantage takes hold.


  • Relevant qualifications in public policy, communication, international relations or similar, preferably at master’s level
  • 6 plus years in advocacy, organising, digital activism, public policy, or creative campaigns
  • Demonstrated knowledge of State and Federal legislation, as it pertains to issues facing young people and families
  • Ability to work in a small team collaboratively and develop synergies with different partners across the sector
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop productive relationships and networks
  • Ability to translate complexity into simplicity, through strong analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Proven public relations experience, including having or developing spokesperson capability
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, exercise judgment and manage own workload in a remote working environment
  • Understands the drivers of political influence, policy solutions and the barriers to change
  • Shaping sensitive messaging in fast-moving and complex situations


If your career aspirations are to assist and support creating systemic change, centred on a commitment to excellence and collaborating – this is the role you have been waiting for. At SEED, you will be a core part of mobilising a systems change agenda, one that SEED’s purpose through policy in primary prevention, empowering young people, and families socially and economically in Australia.

Brave is always planning for the future. We are dedicated to the career development of our people with the understanding that an organisation's success relies on its succession plan and its investment in people’s growth both professionally and personally.

Brave’s workplace culture encourages a healthy work-life balance, allowing for flexible working hours and the ability to work from home where appropriate.

It is part time (0.5 - 0.8 negotiable) and can be based in Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney or Canberra

As a not-for-profit registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission, Brave also offers our employees attractive salary packing options.

Enquiries can be directed to: kate@bravefoundation.org.au using the subject line: Advocacy and Policy Officer - Flexible Location enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We maintain the right to begin the screening and interview process at any stage, so encourage people who are interested to apply as soon as possible.

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