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Policy Manager

Take charge of an organisation’s policy strategy.

What's it like to be a Policy Manager?

Policy Managers are employed by governments and other large organisations to direct the creation of new policies and strategic plans. They lead teams of people in creating and maintaining a cohesive set of policies that reflect the organisation’s needs and practices.

Policy Manager

Tasks and duties

  • Overseeing the process of policy and strategic plan creation.
  • Developing and implementing policy research and analysis strategies.
  • Overseeing and participating in the development of reports, documents, briefings and surveys.
  • Providing consultation to government departments, board members and stakeholders.
  • Advocating for political party members’ interests.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Providing communications on behalf of a party member or organisation.
  • Coordinating policy implementation and review.
  • Establishing policy processes and accountabilities.
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Policy Managers are strategic thinkers and draw on their extensive experience to craft influential policy. They work for federal and state government departments, political parties, universities, NGOs and private–sector consultancies.

What can I earn as a Policy Manager?

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How to become a Policy Manager


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This is a senior position usually requiring extensive experience as well as a bachelor’s degree. Many candidates complete postgraduate study. A Policy Manager often starts their career in an entry–level role such as Policy Analyst.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree majoring in political science or international relations.
  2. Complete postgraduate study in your chosen field.
  3. Build your experience in an entry–level role such as Policy Analyst.

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