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QLD Policy and 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 until November 2024

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

As the Queensland Policy and Advocacy Officer, you will use your positive, solutions focused approach to communicate effectively and build strong relationships with all levels of staff, management and internal and external stakeholders.

You demonstrate:

  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role researching and preparing briefing papers and submissions.
  • Strong customer service focus with high level of attention to detail and organisation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a small team.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of products.

The opportunity

Under the direction of the Queensland Faculty Manager, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of a broad range of advocacy and lobbying activities to support the work of the RACGP Queensland Faculty.

Responsibilities include:

  • Respond to a wide range of member and stakeholder enquiries via telephone, email and/or in-person,
  • In collaboration with the QLD Faculty Manager (and RACGP 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 and preparing activity reports for presentation to RACGP Board of Director.
  • Research and prepare submissions on a broad range of member-focused issues, prepare briefing papers, talking notes, advocacy materials and other lobbying resources for use by Faculty Chair and State Manager to use at meetings with key state government and non-government stakeholders.
  • 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.


  • Salary plus 14% superannuation
  • Additional leave over the Christmas and New Year period
  • 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.

For a copy of the position description, visit https://www.racgp.org.au/the-racgp/careers/position-descriptions.

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