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Senior Policy and Advocacy Adviser

Osteopathy Australia

About Osteopathy Australia

Osteopathy Australia is the peak body representing the interests of osteopaths, osteopathy as a profession and consumer rights to access osteopathic services. Osteopathy Australia represents over 2,300 osteopaths in every state and territory across Australia. Our priority is our members. We provide them with clinical and business information, advice, resources, and professional development opportunities.

Externally we are the policy, advocacy, and clinical quality voice of osteopathy. We have a key role in raising awareness of our growing profession. The company is based in Chatswood.

The role

This role is a two year contract with the possibility of extension. You will lead our advocacy in a range of policy areas such as Medicare, DVA, private health insurance, aged care and primary care (e.g. Primary Health Networks).

You will research and write submissions and position statements, research new opportunities, and build great relationships with key stakeholders.

Key skills we are looking for:

  • Advocacy
  • Relationship management
  • Policy analysis
  • Government relations
  • Australian health system knowledge is an advantage

You are a self-driven problem solver who thrives on the challenge of representation and persuasion. You have excellent communication skills. Your outgoing personality helps you build and manage effective relationships with key industry stakeholders.

Contact Nick Bradshaw (nbradshaw@osteopathy.org.au; 02 9410 0099) for the Position Description prior to applying. Applications should include your CV and a cover letter addressing the essential selection criteria in the Position Description.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted with the opportunity to meet us for an interview.

Salary $100-120k depending on skills/ experience.

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