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Advocacy Officer - Townsville

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Work for a high-profile medical college, based in our start-up Townsville office
  • Salary $81,589 pro rata plus 14% super
  • Part Time (0.6FTE) Fixed Term for 3 years

About the RACGP

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is the peak representative organisation for general practice, the backbone of Australia’s health system. We set the standards for general practice, facilitate lifelong learning for GPs, connect the general practice community, and advocate for better health and wellbeing for all Australians.

We’re committed to diversity and social inclusion. We encourage applications from people who identify as Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, people with a disability and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

About you

This is a new and exciting role that covers a broad range of duties and activities across the policy advocacy space. Use your positive solutions focused approach to build strong relationships with all levels of staff, management and internal and external stakeholders, including members of state and federal parliament.

Prepare timely and accurate advice, in order to provide high-level support to our Queensland Faculty Chair and State Manager in their strategic stakeholder engagement.

You demonstrate:

  • Experience in a similar role researching and preparing policy briefing papers and submissions
  • An understanding of strategic stakeholder engagement processes
  • Strong customer service focus with high level of attention to detail and organisation skills
  • Experience working independently and as part of a small team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

The opportunity

Under the direction of the State Manager, you'll be responsible for the development and delivery of a broad range of policy advocacy activities to support the work of the Queensland Faculty, in operationalising and delivering our strategic objectives across Queensland.

Responsibilities include:

  • In collaboration with the QLD State Manager, and Policy Team, arrange meeting dates and support State Council members to attend meetings with members of state and federal parliament, including the preparation of briefing packs, reporting visits on social media.
  • Preparing strategic advocacy activity reports for presentation to the Queensland Council and our Board of Directors.
  • Research and prepare submissions on a broad range of member-focused strategic policy issues, prepare briefing papers, talking notes, and advocacy materials for use by the Faculty Chair and State Manager to use at meetings with key state government and non-government stakeholders.
  • Manage the response to a wide range of member and stakeholder strategic enquiries via telephone, email and/or in-person,
  • Work as part of a state-wide team, while also working independently with limited supervision, and ability to prioritise work depending on current and future needs.
  • Flexibility to work after hours and weekends as required, assisting with delivery of member engagement activities including education workshops, webinars, conferences and collegial & social functions.


  • $81,589 pro rata plus 14% superannuation
  • Additional leave for wellbeing days and Christmas
  • 17.5% Annual Leave Loading

To apply

Click on the ‘Apply’ button to submit your CV and cover letter as one document.

Please apply as soon as possible, as interviews may take place prior to the advertisement closing.

Towards the end of the process, applicants will be asked to complete pre-employment screening, which may include reference checks and/or a National Police Check.

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