- Job posted on: 27th May 2021
- Applications close:
The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) is the peak organisation for community and social services in Australia and a national voice for the needs of people affected by poverty and inequality. ACOSS develops public policy, analyses government policies, conducts research, and promotes its views through publications, the media and public advocacy. ACOSS has over 300 organisational members, including Australia’s major charities, and not-for-profit community organisations from major cities to regional and remote areas; and it works closely with both senior government officials and corporate partners.
ACOSS is a flexible and rewarding working environment that provides staff with a strong sense of achievement and recognition for the important work it does.
Reporting to the Deputy CEO/Director of Policy and Advocacy, you hold a key role, working with a wide range of diverse stakeholders to lead and drive ACOSS’ community services policy and advocacy work to tackle poverty and disadvantage. You will contribute to the ACOSS policy and advocacy agenda, advise the CEO directly, and represent ACOSS in member, parliamentary and other stakeholder meetings and the media. You will also develop policy, undertake strategic advocacy, strengthen networks, foster collaboration and produce research and publications.
Collaborating with the ACOSS team, your responsibilities will also include:
To excel in this role you will have a high level of community services sector and policy knowledge and analysis. You will also have a demonstrated track record of high productivity and performance in policy and advocacy, including the ability to adapt strategy to a rapidly changing external policy and political environment.
Additionally you will offer:
If you would like to leverage your community services policy expertise to work towards an Australia that is free of poverty and disadvantage, please apply by submitting your cover letter, responding to the skills and experience required, and your resume in Word format, quoting reference #735170. Due to the high volume of applications currently, please raise any questions you may have in your cover letter and we will respond to relevant applicants.