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Policy and Research Leaders x2

JFA Purple Orange

About the organisation

Do you want to make a real contribution to supporting the independence, power, choice and control of people living with disability?

Have you had success leading policy work or projects that have influenced positive change?

JFA Purple Orange is an Adelaide-based social-profit organisation working to improve the life chances of people living with disability.

We conduct research, run consultations and contribute to policy development. We also deliver projects that influence practice. We work closely with people living with disability, in line with the principles of co-design.

About the role

We are expanding our capacity to contribute to policy and practice at the state and Commonwealth levels. We are recruiting two Policy and Research Leaders who will work as part of a small team and take responsibility for particular policy themes.

For more information, please see the attached job description.

Benefits and perks

We are currently recruiting two Policy and Research Leaders – one for 12 months, the other for 2 years. Each role is offered as 0.8FTE, though this could be adjusted depending on the circumstances of the successful candidates.

Salary packaging options are available.

People with lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply.

Skills and experience

This is a senior role that is suited to a person with a strong background in policy, research and related fields. The successful candidate will have:

  • Deeply-felt value base in support of improving the life chances of people living with disability and their families, especially in respect of choices and inclusion.
  • A relevant degree (or similar).
  • At least 5 years’ relevant work experience.
  • Proven ability to undertake research and analyse, develop and communicate complex policy issues at a high level in both verbal and written form.
  • Experience working with representative bodies, delivering community consultations and facilitating workshops in a social justice or comparable setting.
  • Experience in project management and/or delivery.
  • An inquisitive and analytical mindset with the ability to self-start and determination to achieve a quality outcome within a complex policy environment.
  • Ability to work under limited supervision, establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the maintenance of a harmonious, safe and healthy workplace which values diversity and is free of harassment, unlawful discrimination and bullying.
  • Strong skills in the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Enquiries to Rebecca Dowd at rebeccad@purpleorange.org.au, using the subject line: Policy and Research Leader enquiry via EthicalJobs, or 08 8373 8312.

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