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Aged Care Policy Advisor

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Job Listing Date
19 Nov 2018
$85,000 - $99,999
Work Type
Part Time
Healthcare & Medical, Other

About the business

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is the peak national organisation representing the interests and aspirations of all who share the ideal of quality care at the end of life.

Formed in 1991 as the Australian Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Inc. the organisation has grown to a full-scale national network with member organisations in each state and territory.

The positive, innovative, close-knit team at PCA works tirelessly to achieve optimal outcomes for every individual and ensure the highest quality of knowledge and care is provided to the community.

About the role

Employment status:  Part-time (22.8 hrs/week) up to full-time hours

Employment period: 12 months, with possible extension

Preferred Location:  Canberra, ACT

Closing Date: 3 December 2018

Excellent remuneration circa $85,000-$100,000 (negotiable) PLUS super PLUS salary packaging options

This is a new position and will play a pivotal role in assisting the National Policy Advisor (and Programs Manager) develop and deliver appropriate policy and advocacy strategies that support PCA's response to the changing aged care policy environment throughout 2019.

Responsibilities include:

  • Undertake research and analysis to identify emerging issues for policy, planning and advice purposes related to aged care
  • Assist in preparing responses to Government inquiries, reviews, submissions and reports to promote quality care at the end of life for older Australians, including the Royal Commission into Aged Care Safety and Quality.
  • Facilitate and support high quality sector engagement to inform policy development
  • Work within the broader policy team to ensure effective and ongoing engagement with the political process, key government agencies, and other stakeholders.

To be successful in this role you will thrive on new challenges and be excited about the opportunity to demonstrate your energy, creativity, communication, interpersonal and policy capacities. 

To apply please forward your current resume and a written response to the selection criteria to

Applications close 5:00 pm, 3 December 2018.

For further information, or to obtain a copy of the full position description please contact Kelly Gourlay, Senior Policy Advisor (Programs Manager), ph. (02) 6232 0700.

Benefits and perks

  • Excellent opportunity to work with a leading national peak organisation and to make a real difference in the broader community
  • Excellent remuneration circa $85,000-$100,000 (negotiable) PLUS super PLUS salary packaging options
  • Flexible work hours and arrangements

Skills and experience

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this role you must address the following selection criteria.  Ideally, we are seeking a person with the following qualifications, skills and experience:


  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (eg. policy, research or related field)
  • Demonstrated experience in aged care policy analysis and development
  • Well-developed conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills, including strong research skills and the capacity to evaluate, synthesise and critically analyse complex issues
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and implement multiple pieces of work simultaneously, be highly self-motivated, flexible and work under pressure
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including submission writing, correspondence, reports and presentations
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively negotiate and liaise with a wide cross section of people, including internal staff, partners, service providers and the wider community 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a small team in a positive and supportive manner.

Highly Desirable

  • Broad understanding of the health sector and knowledge in the field of palliative care and end of life care or a related area

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