Policy and Advocacy Manager

Policy and Advocacy Manager

About The ALS

The ALS aims to provide culturally appropriate information and referral, legal advice and court representation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and children in NSW and ACT.

The ALS is committed to achieving justice for Aboriginal people and the Aboriginal community. The ALS remains committed to being community focused; being fearless in our advocacy; accountable and ethical and aiming to make a difference to create better futures; while also acknowledging and respecting Aboriginal traditional values and cultural practices.

About the role

This is an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander identified position which is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

The Policy and Advocacy Manager leads and manages a wide range of policy, advocacy, campaign and research initiatives and provides high quality advice and services to the ALS Executive. The primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • the development and implementation of strategies for policy, research, campaigns and advocacy to achieve change on priorities and solutions to end injustices, including racism, over-incarceration, child removal, culturally safe legal help, and other systemic issues in the justice system;
  • managing ALS policy, advocacy and potentially key communication roles.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Perform responsibilities to a high standard within agreed timelines and in line with ALS vision, mission and values.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement strategies for policy, research, campaigns and advocacy to achieve change on priorities and solutions to end injustices, including racism, over-incarceration, child removal, culturally safe legal help, and other systemic issues in the justice system;
  • Lead and manager policy and research development in accordance with the strategic directions of the ALS;
  • Develop timely advice, detailed briefings, resource materials, reports, correspondence, and submissions on a range of policy and law reform issues;
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge and understanding of human rights and justice issues impacting upon Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • Cultivate relationships and/or partnerships with key stakeholders (other Aboriginal organisations, government agencies, the broader justice and legal services sectors and media organisations) to advance ALS strategic objectives;
  • Provide and facilitate representation for ALS on key forums and committees and take a lead role in representing the ALS position, including being a spokesperson as required.

Our Offer
You will join a dedicated team of professionals working together to deliver excellent service to our clients.  Your contribution will make a real difference to the lives or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  

As a registered charity our employees enjoy the tax benefits this status provides. 

We are soon to move into high quality, newly refurbished offices in Redfern overlooking the Park and close to rail links and bus services, local cafes, and eateries.

How to apply
To download the application package for this role please click here

Inquires and completed application packages addressed to Jennifer Wallace, HR Support Officer

E: [email protected]  

 

 

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