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Senior Policy Officer (Not-for-Profit & Charity - Community Justice Organisation)

Diverse Communities and Social Services Australia Inc. (DCSS Australia Inc.)
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Main activities • Monitoring, researching, and analysing social trends and developments in social policy affecting those experiencing disadvantages. • Analysing and developing policy advice. • Helping identify policy issues and develop solutions in collaboration with key internal stakeholders including senior management, operations, communications and other members of the social policy and research team. • Preparing briefings, reports, submissions, correspondence and articles. • Undertaking projects on relevant policy issues. • Assisting in the development and implementation of the organisation’s advocacy and influence agenda.

Key skills • Policy analysis and development skills and experience. • High level is written and oral communication skills, including the ability to write for a range of different audiences. • High quality analytical, research and report writing skills. • Understanding of government decision and policy-making processes. • Understanding of social policy and service delivery issues in a human services environment.

Internal contacts Policy team, Client Services, Leadership, sales and marketing team.

External contacts Government and external bodies.

Typical experience 3+ years’ experience in a community or government setting.