Director of Policy and Engagement

Organisation Name Federation of Community Legal Centres
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2019-11-18
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 134340
  • Drive and influence policy and law reform to create a fairer and just Victoria
  • Leadership position - set the agenda for social justice and equality
  • CBD location; generous salary packaging; 0.8 part-time available


The Organisation
The Federation is the peak body for Victoria’s Community Legal Centres (CLCs). Its members are at the forefront of helping those facing economic, cultural or social disadvantage and whose life circumstances are severely affected by their legal problem.
For over 40 years, CLCs have been part of a powerful movement for social change, reshaping how people access justice, creating stronger, more equitable laws, and more accountable government and democracy.

Benefits & Culture
  • Competitive salary and generous salary packaging
  • Flexible work practices and family friendly workplace
  • Collaborative, engaged and positive team environment
  • Exciting period of growth for the organisation

The Role
You will play a pivotal role during a critical time of growth for the organisation – and at an important time for the community - by executing a member-led and evidence-based policy platform and advocacy strategy that influences the position of the CLC sector, drives law reform and advances social justice. You will do this by:
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key decision makers and strategic partners across a diverse range of stakeholders; E.G CLC’s, community service providers and all levels within Government
  • Designing and executing advocacy campaign strategies ensuring they are impactful through effective evaluation of outcomes
  • Ensuring successful strategies are in place that drive and influence the Federations policy and political agenda
  • Providing strategic oversight, leadership and direction to the team - building capacity and fostering a collaborative team culture

Skills Required
You have a successful track record in strategic policy development and advocacy that informs campaigns for change, ideally within a social justice, health or government setting. You are a natural leader who can inspire, motivate and mentor your team.
Specific skills and experience required include:
  • High level strategic policy and campaign direction, advice and planning
  • Expert stakeholder engagement and relationship building; ability to influence, negotiate and collaborate diplomatically
  • Excellent political judgement and ability to quickly understand policy impacts, risks and opportunities impacting social change
  • Outstanding communication skills to frame and translate evidence of service and policy impact into clear and compelling narratives

If you are passionate about social justice and driving positive social change during an important time for the Victorian community, then apply by submitting your resume and cover letter addressing the key skills required. For further information please contact Emma Naglieri on 03 8080 8977.

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