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About the Role

JRS Australia seeks a dynamic senior professional to lead an exciting portfolio of work and a small, high-performing team as its Head of Policy, Advocacy and Communications. The position-holder reports to the Country Director, is a member of the executive team, and works closely with the Board of Director’s Policy and Research Sub-Committee.

The Head of Policy, Advocacy and Communications plays a key role in maintaining and enhancing JRS Australia’s profile and impact. This includes brokering and managing strategic relationships across relevant portfolios and sectors, including with colleagues and networks in the Asia-Pacific region and globally.

Our ideal candidate is a highly-motivated, strategic thinker and a strong, collaborative, adaptable and empathetic leader. Our ideal candidate is also a clear, confident and courageous communicator and advocate, with a strong commitment to continuous improvement and well-being.

The position is permanent 0.8 FTE (negotiable), aligned with the SCHADS Award.

People with lived and living experience of displacement who meet the essential selection criteria listed in the position description are strongly encouraged to apply.


Applications CloseNovember 26, 2023
Job Board
Job CategoryBusiness Development, Executive & Senior Management, Policy & Research
Job FieldAdvocacy, Information & Campaigns, Multiculturalism & Diversity, Policy and Advocacy
Employment BasisPart Time
LocationInner City Sydney

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How to Apply


Applications must address all of the selection criteria and include a current CV and contact details for three professional referees.

To apply for this position please submit a complete application to as soon as possible. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To enquire about the position please email with your contact details to receive a call back.

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees, people seeking asylum and migrants in situations of vulnerability. JRS works in situations of greatest need, where people are most vulnerable, where there are gaps in services and where partnerships can be formed to better serve displaced people in need of protection. JRS values diversity and inclusion.

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