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Projects and Policy Officer

Organisation Name The Front Project
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2021-02-15
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 648296
  • Join a social enterprise achieving better educational outcomes for children
  • Supporting policy/research projects to achieve a sustained difference
  • Suited to a project oriented policy officer


The Organisation
The Front Project works collaboratively to improve early education access, experiences and outcomes for children across Australia. They believe improving the quality of our early childhood education system will give all children the opportunity to thrive, regardless of the challenges they face. Beyond this, it will help build a smarter and more successful Australia.

Benefits & Culture         
  • Generous salary package
  • Work with a creative, collegiate and impact driven team who are committed to the early childhood sector
  • Supported working from home arrangements & CBD office space
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Progressive leadership team

The Role
Reporting to the Policy and Government Relations Manager, you will be supporting projects generating evidence needed to achieve a positive and sustained difference to the early childhood education system. You will do this by:
  • Contributing to in-house and commissioned research and policy projects across different streams of work
  • Researching, analysing, monitoring and synthesising a diverse and emerging range of issues related to early childhood policy
  • Producing public-facing reports and fact sheets, policy and evidence briefs, research summaries tailored to a variety of audiences
  • Developing and maintaining relationships across a diverse range of stakeholders; E.G early learning providers, universities, business leaders and Government

Skills Required
You will have demonstrated experience in a project orientated environment ideally related to research or policy areas where you have analysed policy issues, preferably within an early childhood education or public policy setting. Importantly you can demonstrate:
  • Superior organisational and project planning skills
  • Outstanding communication skills to frame and translate evidence into clear and compelling narratives for a diverse range of audiences
  • Exceptional interpersonal and stakeholder relationship building skills
  • Understanding of the Australian media and political landscape is highly desirable.

If you are passionate about driving better outcomes for children, then apply now by submitting your resume and cover letter addressing the skills required. Alternatively, please call Anna Skeels on 03 8080 8976 for a further discussion.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.