Policy & External Relations Officer

East Melbourne

The Policy and External Relations Officer reports to the Principal Advisor with the primary purpose of the role to support the vision of the Archbishop through policy advice, strategic planning and developing content for public engagements.

The key responsibilities include:

  • Research and development of a strong policy foundation to support the Archdiocese and the Catholic Church.
  • Develop and implement stakeholder management and engagement strategies.
  • Analyse government, parliamentary and related documents and maintain knowledge on political developments.
  • Assisting the Principal Advisor with preparing relevant briefing material on new legislation.
  • Build, maintain and develop collaboration and coalition-building networks with other Catholic agencies.

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated capability in the following:

  • A post graduate qualification in social science or related discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the fields of policy development in a government context or comparable sector
  • Extensive experience in relation to policy development, monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of compliance frameworks and the Victorian legislative environment
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills
  • Ability to provide pragmatic and sensitive advice
  • A broad-based knowledge of the research literature in relation to relevant public policy

If you would like a more detailed overview of the role, please refer to the attached Position Description.

Successful applicants must be eligible to work in Australia, hold a current unrestricted drivers licence; and will be required to provide a Working with Children Check and a Police Check that is satisfactory to the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

Please provide a cover letter with your up to date Resume demonstrating how your skills align to the requirements of the role to recruitment@cam.org.au by 7th May 2021.

Application closing date: 23 April, 2021

Contact person Sussan McNamara

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