Working with SNAICC
- Are you passionate, experienced, skilled and committed to working with and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities?
- Do you believe in creating a more socially-just society and promoting their rights, needs and aspirations?
- Do you want to work with an organisation that is proudly Aboriginal-community-controlled, representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait children and families?
- Do you have experience and relevant qualifications working in areas such as policy, training, resource development, communications and community engagement within this sector?
SNAICC – National Voice for our Children is the national non-government peak body in Australia that represents the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait children and families.
SNAICC has been supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families since 1981, which has resulted in many key milestones and achievements – both in policy developments at state, territory and federal levels, and also in developing innovative and useful resources for the sector.
SNAICC is a diverse team, gathering people from a variety of backgrounds with a range of skills and experiences, all of whom work together in co-operation and mutual respect.
Our shared mission is:
“To provide a strong voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families through a national body which represents Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s services and promotes the rights, needs and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.”
We offer our staff an excellent wellbeing program, opportunities to participate in cultural events and activities, and professional development opportunities.
Staff are offered professional and personal development through ongoing on-the-job training, internal and external training opportunities, and whole-of-agency staff in-service days designed to build morale and knowledge.
Benefits of working with us
We offer a range of benefits when working with us, including:
- Salary Packaging ($15,900 tax free salary component and an additional component of up to $2,650 taxfree to be spent on meals entertainment / accommodation & venue hire – subject to Government regulations)
- Leave loading
- Cultural leave provisions, and
- Flexible work arrangements
Career opportunities with SNAICC
We’re always looking for committed and dedicated people to join our workforce so check out our positions vacant.
SNAICC strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for positions at SNAICC. SNAICC provides access to formal training and professional development.
SNAICC is always looking for volunteers, students and interns to undertake work in a range of areas. You can help make a difference by assisting us with policy and research, training and resource development, campaigns, communications, Aboriginal Children’s Day, and much more.
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Senior Policy and Research Officer
Based in Collingwood, Melbourne (Working from home while COVID-19 restrictions apply)
Salary range: $85,000 – $95,000 plus super and salary packaging
Are you passionate about advancing the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children?
SNAICC – National Voice for Our Children, the national peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, is seeking an experienced and tertiary qualified Senior Policy and Research Officer. The officer will provide high-level evidence-informed policy analysis of issues relating to SNAICC’s objectives and the rights and needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and children with a focus on child development, safety and wellbeing.
The officer will work alongside and support SNAICC’s national Board and Council of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders to achieve SNAICC’s vision of “an Australian society in which the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and families are protected, our communities are empowered to determine their own futures, and our cultural identity is valued.”
This challenging roles includes:
- researching and drafting papers, briefings, submissions and resources
- project management of significant national policy and research projects
- liaison with governments and advocacy for policy change
- consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, service sectors and community representatives
This opportunity is ideal for exceptional individuals with demonstrated experience in policy and research, an in depth understanding of issues impacting upon Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families, and strong commitment to their rights, needs and aspirations.
SNAICC strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply
Download position description: Senior Policy and Research Officer
Please email applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close: 9am AEST Monday 10 August 2020
For specific questions about the role please contact:
John Burton, Social Policy and Research Manager on 0401 878063