Careers at yourtown

Manager Advocacy, Research and Innovation

Job no: 492532
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Milton
Categories: Management, Strategy, Research & Advocacy

• Unique opportunity to influence government and key decision makers on public policy
• Work as part of the broader sector network on issues that impact children and young people
• Provide strategic and operational leadership

At yourtown, we believe every young person has the right to a brighter future and aim to be part of the solution by delivering services that get results. Our services include Kids Helpline, training and employment services, parent education and specialist accommodation for families. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

This newly created role provides a unique opportunity to make a difference for children and young people.

Reporting to the Head of Advocacy and Research, you will lead yourtown’s advocacy, research, strategy and innovation functions to deliver on work priorities identified in the business plan and other strategic priorities.

To be considered for this opportunity you will possess the following:
• University level qualifications with extensive experience in social policy, research or evidence informed advocacy
• Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and inspire a team of professionals
• Demonstrated experience in leading the development of social policy, advocacy proposals and strategies and research proposals
• Highly developed interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills including the ability to build strong relationships across all levels
• High level stakeholder management and collaboration skills and a demonstrated ability to influence public policy decision making
• Excellent judgement and demonstrated ability to uphold and live the values of yourtown

If you are looking for an opportunity where you can influence social change, help us improve services and have a positive impact on the lives of children and young people we would love to hear from you.

We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

Please submit a cover letter (max 3 pages) with your application that demonstrates your experience against the selection criteria.

To apply, and for a full Position Description please visit:

Contact: Marnie Elliot, Talent Acquisition Specialist

Role closes: 27 November 2020

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.

"In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference"

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