SENIOR ADVISOR POLICY AND ADVOCACY – Mental Health
Using expert research, writing & editing skills, distil complex information into clear, coherent briefs for executive team, valued members & other stakeholders.
- Lead & supervise small Communications team
- Located inner Brisbane south
- Flexibility offered
This organisation is a Queensland peak body that provides advocacy, education and support services to 130+ community mental health organisations that serve the Queensland people. Addressing the spectrum of conditions that impact people’s health, wellbeing and recovery, it offers many special services that focus on building the capacity of its member organisations.
One of these services has proven a vital resource for time-poor members striving to cope with the volume of documentation that accompanies ever changing rules, regulations, laws and conditions in the mental health and service provision spaces. And these are the well-researched, smartly written analytical briefing notes and reports that you will produce as part of this role.
Distilling complex and often-overwhelming information into clear, concise and easily-read reports so members can get on with providing help at ‘grass roots level’ is one of the most satisfying factors in an absorbing role that also will include:
- general research, analysis and evaluation
- reviewing committee papers/minutes to understand and report on various activities
- policy paper development
- presentations and meeting summaries on current issues,
- submission writing, community development and sector support
- promoting and representing this peak body externally at local, state and national levels
- creating context to champion the organisation through various channels including its website
To be considered for this non-profit position, you will bring:
- excellent, high-level research, analytical, policy and report writing skills
- efficient organisational skills including managing projects
- the ability to function autonomously
- a strong understanding and working knowledge of NDIS
- a firm grasp of contemporary mental health issues
- an appreciation of the political system and its policy processes
- exceptional verbal and written communication skills
- experience working with a membership-based organisation (Ideal not essential)
This is an extremely interesting and important role with a Queensland peak body that is committed to raising the importance of mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention.
If you would like to be part of that and believe you have the attitude and abilities to make a difference, please forward your cover letter and resume in WORD format quoting reference number NMSAPA-Web to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Nicola Manson on 07 3211 0001.