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Senior Policy Advisors – Coalition of Peaks

  • Location: Canberra, Remote, Hybrid
  • Employment type: Full time, fixed term
  • Salary: $130,000-$155,000 + 15% super
  • Applications close: Sunday 5 February 2023. We reserve the right to appoint to the positions prior to expiry of this advertisement

Senior Policy Advisors provide high level support to the Coalition of Peaks in the management of identified projects including the implementation of the historic National Agreement on Closing the Gap. Our Senior Policy Advisors work closely with Coalition of Peaks Members and Australian governments, conducting research, preparing discussion papers, and writing briefs and submissions relevant to the project. In this role you will:

  • Develop policies and strategies aimed at achieving the objectives of the Coalition of Peaks in relation to the implementation and monitoring phase of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.
  • Prepare, review, and advise on policy reports, briefing papers, meeting talking points, speeches, and discussion papers for presentation to the Coalition of Peaks.
  • Support Coalition of Peaks representatives in negotiations at the national and state/territory level to achieve their objectives, including in Drafting Group, Partnership Working Group, and Join Council meetings.
  • Undertake liaison with Australian governments on behalf of the Coalition of Peaks to advance the objectives of our Members.
  • Support the development of formal structures for partnership between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak bodies in jurisdictions to engage with the Coalition of Peaks and negotiate with relevant governments on the implementation and delivery of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.
  • Support the positive cohesion, management, and motivation of the Policy and Secretariat Team.
  • Lead a program of work and supervise team members.
  • Support the Lead Convenor of the Coalition of Peaks as required.

Affirmative Measure Position
These vacancies are only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, as they are being filled through Affirmative Measures. The use of Affirmative measure is consistent with subsection 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.