Policy Officer

Full time, permanent role available
Closing date: 30 May 22

This is a great opportunity for a Policy Officer to join our small, but highly effective, team. Reporting to our Policy Manager, you will hit the ground running and take carriage of a wide range of communications consumer policy initiatives.

Your interest and knowledge in communications issues, as well as excellent analytical and stakeholder liaison skills, will be the key to your success in this role. Your capacity for strategic issues management will ensure that ACCAN remains dynamic and responsive to emerging issues. You are committed to consumer rights and have a passion for social justice and fair markets.

You should have relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in a communications policy role.

Essential Skills for position

  • An understanding of communications consumer policy issues generally, or the capacity to quickly acquire this knowledge
  • A commitment to the effective representation of consumers
  • Knowledge of public policy processes
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills
  • Good analytical and research skills
  • An academic background in public policy/social sciences/law/telecommunications related disciplines

Desired Skills for position

  • Knowledge and experience of working in the community sector
  • Understanding of the needs of people with disabilities
  • An understanding of the Australian Consumer Law and consumer rights

Benefits & Remuneration

Salary is negotiable depending on your experience and qualifications. Please contact ACCAN Policy Manager on 9288 4000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details. In support of a work/life balance, benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

A position description, including selection criteria, can be obtained below.

ACCAN is an EEO employer: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, persons with disabilities and people from culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

If you would like to apply for this position, please email your CV and covering letter identifying the position, and addressing the selection criteria to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 12 noon, Monday 30 May 2022.

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