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Policy & Projects Officer

Organisation Name The Front Project
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2022-09-21
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 957685
  • Respected social enterprise achieving better educational outcomes for children
  • Policy role suited to candidates from NGO's or government
  • Career role with potential for growth; CBD based/WFH Hybrid model


The Organisation

The Front Project (TFP) is an independent, national enterprise addressing disadvantage and improving outcomes for children and society by realising the benefits of quality early childhood education. TFP works collaboratively, with systems change framework to improve early education access, experiences and outcomes for children and families across Australia.

TFP believes improving the quality of the early childhood education system will address disadvantage and give all children the opportunity to thrive building a smarter and more successful Australia.

Benefits & Culture
  • Progressive leadership, contemporary working model and values driven team
  • Hybrid WFH model / shared office environment in the CBD
  • Sector respected research and evaluation team
  • Professional development encouraged
The Role
Reporting to the Lead for Research, Policy, and Government Relations, you will lead in analysing evidence and supporting resources needed to achieve a positive and sustained difference to the early childhood education system; with responsibility for researching and analysing key issues and applying this research to policy issues, preparing resources to communicate this work. 

You will also play a key role in implementing the whole-of-organisation monitoring, evaluation and learning strategy to support The Front Project in collecting and analysing data to showcase impact and progress against organisational strategic imperatives.

You will do this by:
  • Researching, analysing, monitoring, and synthesising a diverse and emerging range of issues related to early childhood government policy
  • Producing public-facing reports and fact sheets, policy and evidence briefs, research summaries tailored to a variety of audiences
  • Supporting in-house and commissioned research and policy projects across different streams
  • Developing and maintaining relationships across a diverse range of stakeholders
Skills Required

You have experience in a similar or related policy position where you have analysed policy issues, ideally within a public policy setting or in the not-for-profit sector.

Importantly you can demonstrate:
  • A capacity to critically analyse research and policy issues, and quickly develop a good understanding of new and complex ideas or topics
  • Communication skills to frame and translate evidence into clear and compelling narratives
  • Stakeholder relationship building skills, organisational and project planning experience
  • Understanding of the Australian media and political landscape is highly desirable
If you are passionate about using your policy skills to drive better outcomes for children, then apply now by sending your resume and cover letter addressing the skills required. Alternatively, please call Anna Skeels on 03 8080 8978 for a further discussion.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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