What's it like to be a Policy Adviser?
Policy Advisers are responsible for providing advice on regulatory and policy issues. They often work closely with Policy Analysts and spend their time gathering information to develop, support and implement policies. Policy Advisers conduct extensive analysis into history and alternative solutions for a variety of issues to form new policies and ensure these policies comply with regulations and law.
Tasks and duties
- Building and maintaining strong relationship with stakeholders.
- Preparing written reports, briefing notes and responding to government requests.
- Monitoring and evaluating the development of reforms and identifying issues.
- Providing recommendations on briefings and correspondence.
- Analysing, sourcing and reviewing information to formulate policy.
- Keeping up to date with legislation and regulatory reviews or reforms.
- Reporting on the implementation of policies and checking the desired outcomes have been achieved.
Policy Advisers may need to consult with external stakeholders such as local authorities or members of state and national government. As a part of the role, they may need to create briefings, presentations and reports to contribute to discussions on policy and strategic issues.
What can I earn as a Policy Adviser?
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How to become a Policy Adviser
- Complete a Bachelor degree in policy studies, such as a Bachelor of Social Research and Policy.
- Explore opportunities to further your career and skills by undertaking post graduate study, such as a Master of Politics and Policy. This is usually a 2-year course.