QCOSS Policy Lead (Full Time)

Employer: 
Queensland Council of Social Service Ltd
Region: 
Brisbane
Job Description: 

Do you want to make a difference to people experiencing poverty and disadvantage?

  • Lead research, policy development and advocacy
  • Full time
  • Brisbane

QCOSS is recruiting a Policy Lead to lead development of research, policy development and advocacy activities across QCOSS to drive improved outcomes for Queenslanders experiencing or at risk of experiencing poverty and disadvantage.

As the state’s peak body for individuals and organisations working in the social and community service sector, QCOSS understands the power of working together.  We unite the voices of nearly 600 member organisations to ensure the wellbeing of the community’s most vulnerable is high on the agenda of the state.

Our role goes beyond advocacy and policy building.  QCOSS believes in education, networking and the transparent flow of information.  Change is facilitated by knowledge.  We want to facilitate conversations with all sections of the community to develop good ideas, policy and solutions to some of the most important social issues impacting people.

To this end we are focusing on place-based approaches, citizen-led policy development, cost of living advocacy and capacity building to make sure the best possible outcomes are achieved for Queenslanders.

QCOSS is involved in some exciting and rewarding work and we now need to recruit suitably qualified people who can assist us work alongside communities to deliver positive outcomes and achieve long lasting change.

You can find out more about working at QCOSS and see what some of our staff like best about Working at QCOSS'.  We offer a competitive remuneration package including access to tax-effective salary packaging arrangements and supportive work life balance provisions. 

People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate your experience by responding to the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Find out more:  The  position description and selection criteria can be found on the QCOSS website at www.qcoss.org.au (Jobs Tab).  To discuss further contact Carly Hyde Tel 07 3004 6909 or by emailing: jobs@qcoss.org.au

How to apply:   Please send your resume and cover letter (no more than two pages) addressing the selection criteria outlined in the position description to email jobs@qcoss.org.au.

Closing Date :  Close of business – 22 November 2017.

Location
Address: 
West End - Brisbane
Suburb: 
Brisbane
State: 
QLD
Postcode: 
4 101
Contact
Name: 
Carly Hyde
Phone No.: 
07 3004 6909
Fax No: 
07 3004 6999
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Position Description: