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Policy Officer - Energy, Water and Climate Change
Fixed term for 12 months (0.7-1.0 FTE)
Salary $82,000-$98,000 (SCHADS Level 4/5)

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Are you passionate about social justice? Want to be part of a team committed to making a difference in people’s lives? An opportunity has become available to join the SACOSS team to help us shape policy and advocacy. We are looking for someone with skills and experience in the key policy areas of energy, water and climate change.

The South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) works to eliminate poverty, inequality and injustice in SA. We are the peak body for the non-government social, health and community services sector and our members are not-for-profits who are dedicated to helping the South Australian community.

A key opportunity has arisen for a policy officer to join the team. Reporting to the Director of Policy & Advocacy, this role requires you to work closely with the policy team for policy analysis, advocacy and campaigning. Our work aims to ensure consumer protections and affordability for energy and water consumers and this will be a specific focus of this role. 

To be considered for this role you will possess tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline, and will have a broad understanding of theories and practices underpinning public policy, social disadvantage and advocacy. You’ll probably have a background in social policy, be keen on advocacy, have excellent written and verbal communication skills and have a real passion for social change.

The position is offered initially as a contract for one year with the opportunity to renew the contract subject to funding. We will consider applicants seeking a 0.7FTE through to 1.0FTE (fulltime) role. Flexible working arrangements are available. Prior experience working within the not-for-profit sector is ideal, as is a passion for social justice and support for the values that underpin SACOSS’s purpose.

We know our work is better and stronger when our team is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, abilities and lived experiences. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people of colour, people with disability, and/or people who are LGBTIQ identifying who are talented and qualified are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please include a detailed response addressing the Skills/Knowledge/Experience profile outlined in the position description with your application. Want to know more? Please contact Ross Womersley or Rebecca Tooher on (08) 8305 4222.

Applications close 9am Monday October 23, and can be lodged via Seek or Ethical Jobs.