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Policy & Advocacy Officer

Advertiser: Royal Australasian College of Physicians2.7 out of 52.7 overall rating (34 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
6 Jun 2019
Location
Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Consulting & Strategy, Policy
Policy & Advocacy Officer
  • Great Sydney CBD location
  • Friendly and professional team
  • Working within a leading education, medical, membership organisation

 

The Role

The Policy & Advocacy unit develops medical and health policies, leads the College’s advocacy initiatives, and provides advice on policy so that the College is actively engaged in health policy debate and is positioned to influence medical and health policy in Australia and New Zealand.

The Policy & Advocacy Officer provides policy and advocacy support to a range of policy priorities for the College.  The work involves research, analysis, development, dissemination and implementation of policies, positions and projects that reflect the priorities of the College and its members. This role also supports the College in being positioned at the forefront of health policy debates in Australia and New Zealand. 

Your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Developing policies and position statements.
  • Developing and implementing advocacy strategies.
  • Researching evidence, literature base and external commentary on various health topics.
  • Prepare research summaries, correspondence and briefs to inform decision making.
  • Participate in the provision of rapid responses to health policy issues as they arise.

 

The Successful Candidate

In addition to having relevant tertiary qualifications in health policy, communications, political science or related disciplines, you will also possess:

  • Experience in the development of health policies, position statements and briefing papers.
  • Experience in the development and execution of persuasive strategies for change.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills including building networks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt writing style to your audience.
  • Strong analytical skills, political judgement and strategic thinking.

 

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with relevant skills and experience to apply for any of our advertised vacancies. 

 

Working Together as One

In return for your commitment the College offers you the chance to join a prestigious international organisation. As an educational body, the College encourages its employees to continue their education through our professional development funds and internal training opportunities. Employees of the College also receive access to a range of benefits, including additional paid leave between Christmas and New Year and exclusive employee discounts

 

To apply, please send your resume and short cover letter by 21 June 2019

For the position description, visit www.racp.edu.au/about/careers-at-racp

For any further information, please email recruitment@racp.edu.au

About the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP):

The RACP trains, educates and advocates on behalf of 15,570 physicians and 7,000 trainees across Australia and New Zealand.

The College represents a broad range of medical specialties including general medicine, paediatrics and child health, cardiology, respiratory medicine, neurology, oncology, public health medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, palliative medicine, sexual health medicine, rehabilitation medicine, geriatric medicine and addiction medicine. Beyond the drive for medical excellence, the RACP is committed to developing health and social policies which bring vital improvements to the wellbeing of patients.

www.racp.edu.au

No agencies please | The RACP is an equal opportunity employer

  • Great Sydney CBD location
  • Friendly and professional team
  • Working within a leading education, medical, membership organisation

 

The Role

The Policy & Advocacy unit develops medical and health policies, leads the College’s advocacy initiatives, and provides advice on policy so that the College is actively engaged in health policy debate and is positioned to influence medical and health policy in Australia and New Zealand.

The Policy & Advocacy Officer provides policy and advocacy support to a range of policy priorities for the College.  The work involves research, analysis, development, dissemination and implementation of policies, positions and projects that reflect the priorities of the College and its members. This role also supports the College in being positioned at the forefront of health policy debates in Australia and New Zealand. 

Your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Developing policies and position statements.
  • Developing and implementing advocacy strategies.
  • Researching evidence, literature base and external commentary on various health topics.
  • Prepare research summaries, correspondence and briefs to inform decision making.
  • Participate in the provision of rapid responses to health policy issues as they arise.

 

The Successful Candidate

In addition to having relevant tertiary qualifications in health policy, communications, political science or related disciplines, you will also possess:

  • Experience in the development of health policies, position statements and briefing papers.
  • Experience in the development and execution of persuasive strategies for change.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills including building networks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt writing style to your audience.
  • Strong analytical skills, political judgement and strategic thinking.

 

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with relevant skills and experience to apply for any of our advertised vacancies. 

 

Working Together as One

In return for your commitment the College offers you the chance to join a prestigious international organisation. As an educational body, the College encourages its employees to continue their education through our professional development funds and internal training opportunities. Employees of the College also receive access to a range of benefits, including additional paid leave between Christmas and New Year and exclusive employee discounts

 

To apply, please send your resume and short cover letter by 21 June 2019

For the position description, visit www.racp.edu.au/about/careers-at-racp

For any further information, please email recruitment@racp.edu.au

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