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Social Justice & Policy Coordinator

St Vincent de Paul Society (Canberra/Goulburn) - Yarralumla, ACT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Pivotal Role - Drive Social Justice Agenda
Build Engagement and Understanding - Diverse Stakeholder Base
$98K base salary (will be pro-rated) plus PBI + super (11%) - Part-Time

Come and work for St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn (Vinnies) we have been serving the local community since 1924. This is your opportunity to contribute to society and make a real difference to the lives of people experiencing disadvantage. Vinnies continues to offer a “hand up” to people in need even through the most challenging times such as the impact of devastating bushfires and COVID-19.

Working as the Coordinator Social Justice and Policy, you will play a pivotal role in driving the social justice agenda and advocacy for the Society. Working with Executives and Committees you will be responsible for the overarching co-ordination of the agenda for the Society’s key priorities for improved Social Justice in the ACT including homelessness and housing as a basic human right; income inadequacy and food insecurity; adequate mental health support especially for those without NDIS funding and support for asylum seekers and refugees.

To be successful in this role you will see this role as more than just a job, bringing your proven commitment to social justice, with a demonstrated understanding of the broad range of issues impacting vulnerable members of our community. You will have applied and demonstrated knowledge of contemporary communication and awareness raising strategies, along with the ability to bring together quality submissions and position papers and provide quality advice to executives and stakeholders.

This is your chance to make a real difference, bringing energy and drive is key to this role, ensuring that there is a clear focus on developing the support frameworks that give people that “hand up” they need and removing disadvantage. You will have well developed communications skills along with a proactive, collaborative mindset and a demonstrated capacity to advocate on behalf of the organisation and/or community groups.

Qualifications relevant to social justice and advocacy and some previous experience in social justice and advocacy or a related field is essential. The position will be offered on a part-time basis of 20 hours per week and salary will be pro-rated according to the hours worked.

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To find out how you can utilise your professional expertise to contribute to the community in this role contact our recruitment team on 02 6180 8000.

Applications Close: Wednesday 23rd June 2021. To apply please include your resume and a covering letter outlining your interest and what you bring to this opportunity.

Yarralumla, ACT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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