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Vision Australia

Manager Advocacy and Engagement

Vision Australia

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Job Posted: 02/03/2018

Job Category:

Government / Defence / Policy & Legislation

Job description:
  • Make a difference
  • Nationally Recognised Not For Profit Organisation; Kooyong Based
  • 3 Year Contract
  • Interviews to Start Immediately

An exciting opportunity exists to lead and manage your  team based in different geographic locations to drive Vision Australia’s Government Relations, Policy and Advocacy activities.

Integral to this role will be the need to drive and advocate in the areas of:

  • The organisation’s relationships and engagement with Government
  • Legislative and policy change in order to benefit the lives of people who are blind or have low vision
  • Vision Australia’s policy position into the public arena and help to build Vision Australia’s reputation and brand

 To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Qualifications in Management, Community Services, Advocacy, Politics, Policy, Government, Law or related studies at graduate level, (or an equivalent combination of these  relevant qualifications plus extensive experience)
  • Extensive experience and high level expertise in policy development and strategic advice to government
  • Deep understanding of the machinery of government
  • Ability to build a values driven high performing team

Working as part of Vision Australia you will enjoy a values based organisation with benefits including:

  • Friendly values based working environments
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Exciting career paths
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements

We’re always on the lookout for energetic, motivated people who share our values to be Person Centred, Accountable, Collaborative, Commercially Focused and Agile.

Do you want to become a part of a team that supports a future where our clients have the opportunity like never before to live the life they choose? Please select the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process.

Applications should consist of a full resume and a cover letter. Candidates should address the essential job competencies as outlined the position description and should also consider and be able to demonstrate Vision Australia’s organisational values which are central to the organisation’s culture. Applications should be uploaded as a word file. Please note pdf documents are not accepted for accessibility reasons.

As part of Vision Australia’s commitment to being an inclusive employer and embedding a culture where staff, volunteers and clients can be themselves and feel safe, and to protecting the best interests and safety of children and vulnerable people, successful applicants will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children.

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We encourage applications from candidates who are blind or have low vision.