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The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) is seeking a Policy Advisor to drive policy, engagement and advocacy on behalf of VCOSS members, including in education and children, young people and family policy.

The Policy Advisor will join the VCOSS policy team, reporting to the Policy Manager. The position will identify policy goals and emerging issues, provide high quality public and social policy reports and advice, and work collaboratively with VCOSS staff and member organisations to identify opportunities to strengthen policy development, advocacy, service delivery, capability and partnership opportunities.

The successful candidate will have experience working in a policy or advocacy position, high level written and analytical skills, and a proven ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders. The position requires relevant tertiary qualifications.

This position is full time.

Salary and conditions of employment are governed by the Victorian Council of Social Service Enterprise Agreement 2014 and VCOSS policies and procedures.

VCOSS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People from unique or diverse backgrounds—including people with lived experience of disability—are encouraged to apply for this position. Please advise if you require specific support to apply and we will work with you to identify the best way forward.

Download full position description (PDF, if accessible word version is required, please call 9235 1000).

To apply for this opportunity please forward your full application (cover letter, resume and completed key selection criteria document) to jobs@vcoss.org.au.

Applications close midday Monday 11 December 2017.

For more information contact Llewellyn Reynders at (03) 9235 1000.