Policy and Advocacy Officer – National Women’s Safety Alliance
The National Women’s Alliances (the Alliances) are funded by the Australian Government to ensure diverse women’s voices are heard in the policy making process. Alliances advocate for the economic security, safety and leadership opportunities of women in Australia and collaborate with policymakers to inform Australian Government policies that impact women.
Six specialist women’s alliances are funded through the Prime Minister and Cabinet Women’s Leadership and Development Program:
The newly formed National Women’s Safety Alliance (NWSA) will bring together a diversity of voices, expertise and experiences to inform policy reform to inform and guide national policy reform on women’s safety. YWCA Canberra is the auspicing body of the National Women’sSafety Alliance and the NWSA office is located at the YWCA Canberra.
About the role
The NWSA Policy and Advocacy Officer is a key role reporting directly to the CEO NWSA.
The person in this role will develop and coordinate NWSA policy and advocacy work. This includes conducting research and developing policy positions and submissions; liaising withNWSA members; and providing administrative support to the NWSA CEO, Policy & AdvocacyAdvisory Committee and Working Groups. This position represents a unique opportunity to influence the national conversation on women’s safety.
More information on NWSA and its composition can be found at www.nwsa.org.au
As an employee of YWCA Canberra, you can access significant salary sacrificing arrangements.
Who are we looking for?
What’s in it for you?
About YWCA Canberra
YWCA Canberra provides essential, quality services for women, girls and families in the ACTand surrounding regions. We work in the areas of children’s services, community development, homelessness and affordable housing, youth services, personal and professional training, women’s leadership, and advocacy.
As a values-based organisation, and Canberra’s only Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, YWCA Canberra is a great place to work. We have a strong track record in building long-term, sustainable careers with excellent conditions and a supportive work environment for all employees.
How to apply
Applications including a cover letter and CV can be submitted through the Seek portal -attention to the CEO NWSA.
YWCA Canberra is committed to the safety of children and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to participate fully in all child protection risk management recruitment processes and ongoing character checking and assessment processes.
YWCA Canberra is proud to be an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality and offers above award wages and generous conditions through our innovative and progressive Enterprise Agreement.
YWCA Canberra is an equal opportunity employer. People from diverse backgrounds and with diverse life experiences are encouraged to apply. We specifically encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.
Want more information?
For a confidential discussion please contact Renee Hamilton – CEO NSWA on 0498 531 579 or for further information please email Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org