Senior Policy and Project Officer

Location: Sydney
Discipline: Social and Community Care
Salary: $103349 to $103349
Contact name: Aine Leonard

Contact email:
Job ref: 17877
Published: about 2 months ago
On Offer:
  • Salary Range $109,000 - $124,000 + packaging
  • Full Time contract till June 2026
  • The opportunity to work with an organisation that is dedicated to protecting the rights and furthering the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Professional development and support to get you to where you want to go.

The role:

Cultivating and nurturing both internal and external relationships with a diverse array of stakeholders involved in advancing the Closing the Gap initiative within NSW. Collaborating with Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations, government bodies, and non-governmental organisations engaged in Closing the Gap efforts, including overseeing secretariat responsibilities, coordinating collaborative efforts, and advancing mutually agreed-upon priority tasks as determined by the Aboriginal Justice Partnership Committee.
Establishing and refining internal procedures and systems for accurately documenting and monitoring action items, organising meeting materials, and managing correspondence.
Taking the lead in monitoring external accountabilities, including deadlines, and facilitating internal coordination across various teams responsible for Aboriginal Legal Service engagement in Closing the Gap and Community Action Plan on Offending.
Conducting research and contributing to policy development endeavours aimed at shaping the clients policy priorities.

  • Proficient understanding and respect for the cultural and social needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, coupled with a commitment to uphold and integrate Indigenous cultural practices in service delivery and support for clients, families, communities, and staff.
  • Advanced interpersonal and negotiation abilities.
  • Highly developed organisational skills and a capacity for independent work.
  • Track record of leading stakeholder engagement and cultivating relationships across diverse sectors, underscored by political acumen.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication aptitude.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage competing priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge and comprehension of justice system challenges faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including relevant socio-political and historical factors.
  • Proven dedication and capability to advocate for the rights, interests, and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.
  • Willingness and capability to travel for work, including to regional, metropolitan, and interstate locations

For a confidential discussion around this role, then please call Aine Leonard on 0415784900 or send an up to date resume to: