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Policy Officer

Volunteering Tasmania
  • 0.6 - 0.8 FTE - SCHCADS Level 5
  • LOCATION: Tasmania, with applicants in Launceston being strongly encouraged to apply

Volunteering Tasmania is the peak body for volunteering in Tasmania, representing the interests of all Tasmanians involved in volunteering through community engagement programs and services, advocacy, research and policy development.


Under the direction of the Strategic Manger – Advocacy and Communications, the Policy Officer is responsible for developing advocacy and policy positions to support volunteering in Tasmania.

The Policy Officer will work in collaboration with the Strategic Manager – Advocacy and Communications to address Volunteering Tasmania’s strategic priorities in consultation with our members and the volunteering community. This will be achieved by developing policy positions, responding to government submission requests, identifying emerging advocacy needs and policy gaps in relation to volunteering supporting government and stakeholder relationships.

The role requires someone who is flexible and adaptive to the changing pace of the organisation and is highly motivated, with a strong values fit.

Selection Criteria: Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in policy and advocacy.
  • Demonstrated stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Strong analytical, conceptual, and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to undertake research including data analysis.
  • Ability to balance competing projects and adapt to shifting priorities.
  • High level of initiative and ‘can do’ attitude.

Desirable Attributes

  • A passion for volunteering.
  • Current driver’s license.

Other requirements:

This position is dependent on the successful candidate holding or successfully achieving a police check and Working with Vulnerable People check.


Applications must include a cover letter addressing all selection criteria in the PD (no more than 3 pages) and a separate CV.

For enquiries please email team@volunteeringtas.org.au using the subject line: Policy Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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