Main activities • Developing the capacity of the organisation to advocate with and on behalf of a need/disadvantaged people, and take a leading role in that advocacy. • Contributing to the development and implementation of service/research innovation across the organisation. Undertaking research that fulfils the needs of the organisation, collaborating with external organisations/institutions where appropriate/beneficial. • Working with a range of government, departmental, community, business, academic, philanthropic, and media individuals and organisations on key public policy issues. • Contributing to the ongoing development of the organisation's strategic direction. • Managing and supervising the Research & Social Policy team and maximise their contribution to the organisation. • Ensuring excellent communications and public relations are maintained at all times between the group and those with it has functional relationships.
Key skills • High-level analytical and research skills in the relevant policy area. • High-level facilitation skills to achieve shared new understandings and knowledge across sectors, may be required to disseminate highly technical information to an audience with diverse levels of technical knowledge. • High level of relationship management, both internal and external stakeholders. • Excellent organisational and project and time management skills.
Internal contacts Research & Social Policy team, CEO and Senior Executive team, Sales & Marketing team.
External contacts Relevant government, departmental, community, business, academic, philanthropic, and media individuals and organisations.
Typical experience 10-15+ years of management experience, a tertiary qualification in the relevant management discipline,