Policy & Advocacy Manager

Carlton VIC, Australia

  • Disability Services
  • Immediate Start
  • Inner city location

Amaze is the peak body for autistic people and their families and carers in Victoria with a 25 year strategic plan horizon to achieve its social impact aspiration. 

Momentum for improving the quality of life for autistic people has never been higher: 85% of Australians have personal contact with an autistic person, autism is the highest diagnostic group within the NDIS plus a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry sparking a commitment to a Victorian autism plan. 

Amaze has been highly influential in shaping government policy at state and federal levels including being appointed to the NDIS Autism Advisory Group.

Amaze is seeking an experienced professional to lead its policy and advocacy team to develop robust policy platforms (via manifesto, position statements, submissions) that combines evidence with genuine community consultation with a highly engaged constituency. In addition to exceptional policy writing skills, demonstrated experience in developing and implementing advocacy campaigns through the media and at grass roots level will support Amaze to drive further change.

The position reports to the CEO and is part of a dynamic management team. Whilst experience in the disability sector would be advantageous, the ideal candidate will have a strong track record in policy development in government and/or the not for profit environment, experience of designing and implementing advocacy campaigns, excellent stakeholder engagement skills and possess political nous. 

Amaze is committed to improving employment opportunities for autistic people. We do this through advocating to the broader community and employing autistic people at Amaze. We endeavour to provide support and adjustments through the recruitment process and throughout employment to the specific needs of autistic candidates and employees. Autistic people with the skills and experience outlined in the position description are encouraged to apply.

The short-term contract opportunity requires an immediate start and has possibility for extension or permanent ongoing appointment. Apply Now!

For more information, please visit the Amaze website at https://www.amaze.org.au/

Type: Permanent

Category: Not for Profit

Reference ID: ES000321

Date Posted: 13/11/2019