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Position Vacant: Policy Officer - Energy and Water


  • Exciting opportunity to join a team at the forefront of policy development and advocacy for vulnerable energy and water consumers in South Australia
  • Part-time (22.8 – 30.4 hours per week), 1 year fixed-term contract with possible extension, $77 – 81k  pro-rata depending on experience
  • Experience in energy and water policy is desirable

Have you got the passion and policy nous to help us make a difference in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged South Australians?  If so, maybe you are the person we’re looking for?

Working with SA’s peak body for the not for profit community services and health sectors (SACOSS), you’ll play a pivotal role in policy development and advocacy to ensure all South Australians have affordable and reliable access to essential services, such as energy and water.

This is an extremely exciting time to be working in this complex and rewarding policy area. You will be working with your colleagues to ensure the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged South Australians are front and centre in debates about the future of energy and water policy in South Australia and across the nation. 

You’ll have a background in policy, be keen on advocacy, have excellent written and communication skills and have a real passion for social change. It is highly desirable that you have some experience working on energy and water policy, or can demonstrate other relevant experience.  

The position is offered as 3-4 days pw, on a 1 year fixed-term contract with extension possible subject to performance and funding. The position will be offered at Level 5 of the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award, and SACOSS has a policy of paying 5% over the Award.  

Please send your CV and cover letter addressing the skills/knowledge/experience profile outlined in the Position Description to recruitment@sacoss.org.au, using the subject line: Policy Officer –Energy and Water.

The Position Description is available here.

Please direct any specific inquiries about this role to 8305 4222.

Applications close COB Wednesday, 13 February 2019.