General Manager, Policy & Advocacy

  • Full time leadership opportunity
  • Fixed term contract until July 2021
  • Work within a friendly and supportive team

The Role

The General Manager, Policy & Advocacy provides high level support to the Executive General Manager, Policy & Advocacy and leads the Policy and Advocacy team in the development of a suite of high quality health policies, reflecting the issues that are of importance to the College membership.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Strategic oversight of the work of the Policy and Advocacy team
  • Delivery of the directorate business plan, including Board P&A priorities and initiatives, and committee workplans
  • Ensure high quality policy support is provided to College committees and maintain good relationships with these stakeholders
  • Drive engagement with government and other external stakeholders
  • Monitor policy development in the health portfolio
  • Advise the College on the political and legislative agenda
  • Engage with College bodies on defined policy issues
  • Research, consult and write on a range of policy issues.
  • Participate in the provision of rapid response to health issues as they arise
  • Help prepare submissions, reports, funding applications, correspondence, presentations and other documents as required
  • Providing guidance and support to the Policy & Advocacy team to maximise their skills and talents

The successful candidate will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in health or related disciplines
  • Demonstrated health policy experience at senior level
  • Developed health networks and understanding of policy positions of key health policy players
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of the Australian government and health system structures
  • Demonstrated skills in stakeholder engagement and relationship management
  • Experience developing and providing policy advice and recommendations within a complex organisation
  • Experience in leading and developing people
  • Knowledge and experience in Indigenous health would be highly regarded

To apply, please submit your CV and a short cover letter that addresses the criteria listed under the "successful candidate section.


27/07/2020 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs 1 CEO & General Management
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