POSITION: Policy Advisor, SYD

Alex Crerar, 23rd June 2022

Policy Advisor – part time 2-3 days per week

  • Driving positive and sustainable policy change
  • Opportunity to work in a for purpose organisation
  • Sydney location, other locations and virtual/hybrid work arrangements will be considered

The Organisation

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) is a leading member based, for purpose organisation. We provide programs and services that aim to strengthen the capacity and sustainability of over 450 community radio and media organisations.With over five million listeners each week, community radio plays a vital role in providing a voice for multicultural, First Nations and other underrepresented groups, as well as supporting independent and emerging musicians, and communities not adequately serviced by other media services.

The Role

Provides the opportunity for a committed team member to work part time and flexibly alongside another Policy Advisor. The role is integral in supporting the CEO and Head of Advocacy & Communications to proactively develop policy positions on issues relevant to the community broadcasting sector, in response to current concerns and future needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor the regulatory and policy landscape and undertake research to make policy recommendations
  • Develop and implement policy relating to the regulation of the community broadcasting sector
  • Prepare and assist in the preparation of submissions and policy papers
  • Assist the CBAA in determining and recognising future policy needs for the community broadcasting sector
  • Contribute to and write communications materials relating to policy matters in collaboration with the Communications Advisor
  • Provide support to CBAA spokespersons to enable them to articulate CBAA’s policy positions where required
  • Contribute to the development of policy frameworks, outcomes measurement etc. to improve systems and policy design

Your success profile will include

  • Relevant tertiary degree or equivalent work experience
  • Previous experience in a similar policy role
  • Demonstrated understanding of the economic and political landscape impacting the community broadcasting sector and familiarity with the regulatory environment that the community broadcasting sector operates within
  • Proven ability to analyse, interpret and synthesise complex legislation and information
  • Previous experience analysing, researching and developing policy positions and recommendations
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and ability to adapt communication styles
  • Demonstrated decision-making ability
  • Experience within not-for-profit, community-based and/or membership organisations
  • Strong capability to maintain confidentiality, discretion and diplomacy at all time
  • Proven attention to detail
  • Commitment to teamwork and ability to juggle multiple completing priorities
  • Willingness to work outside standard hours when required, specifically where workload or deadlines require
  • Willingness to travel as required

 If you are seeking an opportunity to make an impact in an organisation that makes a real difference, this is the role for you. 

Application Process

CBAA has a policy of inclusion and we welcome and encourage applications from First Nations people, people from a diversity of genders, cultures, linguistic backgrounds, abilities and experiences.  The position is envisaged as part-time and flexible working arrangements, including other locations and virtual / hybrid work arrangements, will be considered for the right candidate.  Please submit your resume (max 3 pages) and a cover letter (max 2 pages) addressing the essential success profile criteria and reason for your application via Seek/Ethical Jobs. Successful applicants will be contacted for interview.  Please note that there is no formal closing date for this role. Early applications are strongly encouraged, and suitable candidates may be shortlisted for an interview as applications are received.  If you have any questions or would like to have a confidential discussion about this role, please email jobs@cbaa.org.au.  

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