Senior Policy Advisor

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Work type: Full Time - Temporary
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Community

Senior Policy Advisor

Temporary Full Time – until 22 September 2023

Band 7 - $101,936 + super + RDO

  • Supportive and Friendly team environment where we value growth and development
  • Hybrid/flexible working arrangements and an emphasis on work/life balance
  • Work in a dynamic and collaborative environment

Do you have strong social research and analysis skills? Can you turn research into action? Do you have a comprehensive understanding of policy development and government processes? Yarra City Council is looking for a self-motivated person for the position of Senior Policy Advisor to work within the Social Strategy Unit.

In addition to driving the development, implementation and evaluation of a diverse range of strategic portfolio areas, you will oversee the delivery of multiple strategies. The work of the Branch is strongly influenced by evidence-based and social determinants approaches and focuses on building connections, sustaining stakeholder relationships and integrating best-practice responses.

To apply, you’ll need tertiary qualifications in the social sciences, public policy or a related field and a proven track record in applied research, project management and evaluation in a local government or comparable context.

For further information see the position description or contact Sarah Ernst, Senior Coordinator Social Strategy at or on 9205 5043.

 100375 Senior Policy Advisor -Position Description_March 2021.pdf

Applications close on 9 December 2022.

In your application, please include/attach your Resume and 1-page Cover Letter. In your Cover Letter, provide a brief overview addressing the Key Selection Criteria (KSC) as outlined in the Position Description. A separate document addressing KSC is not required.

Yarra City Council is an equal opportunity employer. We draw pride and strength from our diversity. We support flexible and accessible working arrangements, and we are an inclusive employer.

*This position is subject to satisfactory Police Check and evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencement. Pre-employment checks are not used by Yarra City Council to prevent any applicant from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Yarra City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation and supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.

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