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Senior Policy Advisor, Justice for First Peoples

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

  • Lead role in identifying advocacy and policy opportunities at a national level
  • Experienced team with genuine purpose orientation
  • Canberra HQ – Melbourne/ Sydney locations also considered

UnitingCare Australia is an agency of the National Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia. It is the national body for the Uniting Church’s community services across Australia. With over 1,600 sites, the network employs 50,000 staff and is supported by the work of over 30,000 volunteers. The UnitingCare Australia vision is that all people can thrive in a healed and reconciled world and their purpose is to give voice to the Uniting Church’s commitment to social justice through advocacy and by strengthening community service provision. UnitingCare Australia advocates for policies and programs that will improve people’s quality of life, speaking with and on behalf of those who are the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, for the common good.

Reporting to the Director, Policy & Advocacy, the Senior Policy Advisor will contribute to advancing UnitingCare Australia’s strategic priorities through advocacy and policy development activities. The role will have a particular focus on UnitingCare Australia’s advocacy priority - Justice for First Peoples.

To be considered for this role you will be experienced in public policy, service delivery and advocacy. You will have a in depth knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and related societies, coupled with an understanding of historical and contemporary issues relating to Australia’s First Peoples. You will have highly developed stakeholder management skills and the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with traditional owner groups and their representatives. Applicants will have tertiary qualifications, a strong commitment to social justice and a preparedness to work within the polity and ethos of the Uniting Church in Australia.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Download an Information Pack by registering your details below, click on the submit button and wait for a link to appear to download the Pack. Contact Michael Holdway, (03) 9600 1137 or 0400 006 513 or Niky Ablethorpe 0422 469 202. There is no closing date for this position. Applications will be processed as they are received, so candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. All third party and unsolicited CV’s will be referred to Searchlight Group. 

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