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Government Relations Coordinator

The Salvation Army

START YOUR CAREER WITH THE SALVATION ARMY TODAY!

We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.

ABOUT US

The Salvation Army is one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time permanent Government Relations Coordinator to be the driving force behind our engagement with Government and political leaders to drive a national agenda in a consistent, effective and fruitful manner. Based in Barton and reporting to the Head of Government Relations you will be a part of a diverse Communications portfolio and work closely with the Public Relations and Policy and Advocacy teams.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Development and implementation of a framework that supports effective government engagement across Australia
  • Monitoring developments at the Commonwealth and state and territory government level
  • Co-ordinating engagement with governments including correspondence, drafting and the making of submissions
  • Capture and reporting on The Salvation Army's activities with government
  • Fostering productive relationship with state and federal political stakeholders
  • Identifying opportunities to influence government decision making
  • Advancing internal capability to support and promote social justice
  • Advancing TSA's profile and position in social service delivery and social justice policy

ABOUT YOU

To be successful in this role, you will be qualified in Social Sciences, Communications, Public Relations (or related discipline) and have demonstrated work history in Government Relations.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience working in or closely with governments
  • Experience in research around political processes and related policy issues
  • Understanding and personal alignment with the mission and ministry of The Salvation Army
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to work consultatively and collaboratively
  • Excellent stakeholder management and relationship building skills

In return we offer our eligible employees real and meaningful benefits such as;

  • NFP salary packaging
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program - Independent confidential counselling service
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members
  • Positively supporting and impacting the lives of others through your career contribution

How to Apply

If you would like to work for one of Australia's leading not-for-profit organisations and have the satisfaction of knowing that your career contributes positively to the lives of thousands of Australians each year, please apply via the link and submit a current CV and a cover letter which details your alignment with the essential requirements of the role.

For further information contact Jennifer Kirkaldy on 0419 536 199.

ABOUT US

The Salvation Army is one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is an equal employment opportunity employer, we are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We provide an inclusive work environment and embrace the diverse talent of our people. The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm.All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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