Careers at yourtown

Advocacy And Policy Lead

Job no: 492649
Work type: Full Time Perm End Date
Location: Milton
Categories: Strategy, Research & Advocacy

• Unique opportunity to influence government and key decision makers on public policy
• Opportunity to make a real difference for children and young people
• Fixed term contract until March 2022 covering parental leave

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.

Reporting to the Manager, Advocacy Research and Innovation, you will play a key role in analysing and reporting on social and economic policy and its impacts on children, young people and their families. You will analyse contemporary social and economic policy to develop and implement yourtown position statements and advocacy strategies and represent the organisation in sector and government policy-making forums.

To be considered for this opportunity you will possess the following:

• University level qualifications with demonstrated experience in social policy, research or evidence-informed advocacy
• Demonstrated experience in the development of social policy and advocacy proposals and strategies
• 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 include a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) outlining your skills and experience against the selection criteria.

Contact: Marnie Elliot, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 07 3867 1376

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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