Health Policy Offer at AH&MRC
Are you passionate about working with Aboriginal Communities? Do you want to help make a difference in Aboriginal health and keep our culture strong? The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales (AH&MRC) is looking for a Health Policy Officer to join their team at Little Bay, NSW, 2036.
About Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AH&MRC)
The AH&MRC is the peak body and voice for Aboriginal health in NSW. We proudly support our 47 Member Services, the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs), to deliver culturally safe, and comprehensive primary health care to their Communities in NSW.
Aboriginal Community Control has its origins in Aboriginal peoples’ right to self-determination. This is the right to be involved in the health service delivery and decision-making based on the protocols or procedures determined by their Communities.
The Aboriginal definition of health means not just the physical well-being of an individual but the social, emotional, and cultural well-being of the whole Community so individuals can reach their full potential and bring about the total well-being of their Community. Aboriginal health takes a whole of life view and includes the cyclical concept of life-death-life.
About the Role
The Health Policy Officer will be a passionate advocate interested in creating change at a policy level, to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal people in NSW. Working with our Member Services, you will highlight emerging policy changes, respond to policy barriers to ACCHOs service delivery model, and accurately document and represent the views of the NSW ACCHO Sector on important policy health matters at a state and national level.
The Health Policy Officer will support the Policy & Partnerships Manager. Your responsibilities will include:
• Draft preliminary policy advice on complex and high-profile policy areas in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector in NSW.
• Provide secretariat support for AH&MRC Policy Advisory Group and gather feedback from Member Services’ CEOs to develop and deliver high quality policy reports, submissions, and policy papers.
• Research and compile information on AH&MRC’s Close the Gap initiatives and responses.
• Represent AH&MRC at committee and advisory group meetings with key stakeholders and industry partners.
• Prepare position and response development contributions for national policy submissions.
• Prepare position and response support for AH&MRC state-wide policy submissions.
• Provide secretariat support services for the Aboriginal Health Partnership (NSW).
To be successful for this position you will have;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Refined ability to research and construct compelling arguments.
• Experience translating consultations into written records.
• Strong administration support skills including preparing minutes, and record keeping.
• A good understanding of relevant state and federal government decision making processes.
• A good understanding of ACCHOs and the enablers and barriers to their health service delivery.
• Experience working in the ACCHOs Sector.
• Salary sacrificing.
• Flexible working arrangements.
To apply please submit your CV and cover letter by COB Friday 12th February via Seek.com.au. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact our HR team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AH&MRC strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply.
No Recruitment Agencies please.