Join Royal Life Saving in the role of Senior Policy Officer - Communities

By Stacey Pidgeon @ 0455 381 115

Royal Life Saving Society is looking for a motivated and talented individual to progress the organisation’s focus on reducing drowning among diverse populations. This role requires someone who can coordinate multiple projects with stakeholders at all levels, is an excellent communicator who wants to people to take action, with the ability to write persuasive policy pieces and funding submissions.

This position will undertake a range of activities aimed at extending the organisation’s advocacy, policy, programs and services addressing the Australian Water Safety Strategy (AWSS) priority population areas, particularly focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and multicultural communities.

This role entails developing and strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and multicultural communities at a National, State and local level; identifying and coordinating funding opportunities for communities who miss out and, supporting RLS State/Territory branches with community engagement, development and delivery of programs that meet community needs.

Our work is guided by the AWSS, which we develop and promote alongside a range of sector and Government Partners. We are equally passionate about promoting the many health, social, and economic benefits of participation in aquatics.

We are looking for someone that has experience and interest establishing relationships with a range of stakeholders at all levels of Government and community, and advocating for the needs of diverse communities to ensure equity and access to high quality aquatic education programs.

Royal Life Saving is supportive of continuous learning and encourages further study. Many of our staff have combined work with masters and PhD level programs. We are open to study partnerships and flexible work arrangements.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background are encouraged to apply.

Enquiries can be made via  Stacey Pidgeon, National Manager – Research and Policy via spidgeon@rlssa.org.au or 0455 381115.

Applications should address the selection criteria and be emailed to spidgeon@rlssa.org.au or posted to Royal Life Saving Society – Australia, PO Box 558 Broadway NSW 2007.

Selection Criteria: 

Please address the selection criteria outlining skills, qualifications and relevant experience

  • Developing and managing partnerships across a range of sectors, including government
  • Project management skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Depth of understanding/experience in drowning or related sector i.e. community development, health promotion, public health, developing and/or implementing Government policy

A copy of the Duty Statement can be downloaded here.

Applications will be considered on submission, and will close formally on Friday 11 September 2020.