Policy Officer


Full-time, 12 month fixed term contract with potential for extension

  • Excellent opportunity with a leading national organisation
  • Join a well-established national peak body committed to achieving better mental health outcomes for all Australians
  • Competitive salary of $76,000 PLUS super PLUS full salary packaging options
  • Flexible, family friendly work environment
  • Grab an opportunity to make a difference

About the Organisation

Mental Health Australia was established in 1997 as Australia’s first independent, national peak body to represent the interests of the mental health sector, and is committed to achieving better mental health outcomes for all Australians.

Mental Health Australia members include national organisations who represent consumers, carers, special needs groups, clinical, public, and private service providers, researchers, and state and territory community mental health peak bodies.

Mental Health Australia aims to promote mentally healthy communities through providing education on mental health, conducting research, and influencing reform to ensure government policies continue to address contemporary mental health issues.

About the Role

Mental Health Australia has an opportunity for a passionate Policy Officer to join their team in Canberra, on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Manager, Policy and Projects, you will be responsible for the drafting of policy documents and project materials. This will involve analysis of existing data sources to inform strategies, policy, and programs on a range of mental health issues in consultation with Mental Health Australia members and other relevant stakeholders.

To be considered for this position, you will hold tertiary qualifications in a relevant field.

You’ll possess well developed research skills, with the ability to undertake literature reviews and other research methodologies. Alongside this you will possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to prepare reports and submissions.

Additionally, you will have excellent interpersonal skills, and have the knowledge and ability to work within an advocacy and community development framework.

You will be highly organised and confident in your ability to manage competing priorities in order to ensure deadlines are met.

Ideally, you will have experience working in a small team environment as well as having previous experience in project management.

What is on offer

This is a great opportunity to become involved with an organisation that is dedicated to driving better mental health for all Australians.

For your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly attractive salary of $76,000, plus super, plus charity salary packaging options.

Applications should include a copy of your current resume and a statement addressing the key selection criteria of the position. Your application should be received no later than 9:00 am (AEST), Monday 8 July 2019.

For further information please contact Emma Coughlan, Manager, Policy and Projects, Mental Health Australia on (02) 6188 6714.

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Application close date

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 5:00pm