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The Local Community Services Association (LCSA) is seeking an experienced Policy & Research Officer to join the team. This position is funded through the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) State Peaks Program for 38 hours per week at SCHADS Award, Level 6. The role is based in Sydney and requires some travel within metropolitan and regional NSW. Working from home and other flexible work arrangements can be negotiated.

The purpose of this role is to contribute high quality research, analysis, written and oral advice and stakeholder engagement to support LCSA’s policy development and advocacy work across a range of policy areas, which is soundly evidence based, grounded in the LCSA’s policy principles and developed with relevant constituency and stakeholder support and involvement.

LCSA is an EEO employer and people from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must be Australian citizens, permanent residents or have a visa status with unrestricted permission to work in Australia.

This is a re-advertised position. Previous applicants need not apply.

For any enquiries contact LCSA Executive Officer Can Yasmut by emailing or call (02) 9660 2044.

A position description is attached.


Applications CloseJuly 20, 2022
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Job CategoryPolicy & Research
Job FieldCommunity
Employment BasisFull Time
Salary Range$95,001 +
LocationInner City Sydney

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How to Apply

All applicants must submit a CV and a letter addressing all selection criteria via the form below.

If you prefer sending a hard copy, please clearly mark it as "Confidential" and mail it to LCSA, Level 2/Studio17, 617 Elizabeth Street, Redfern NSW 2016.

Applications close on COB 20 July 2022.

Local Community Services Association

The Local Community Services Association (LCSA) represents over 170 Neighbourhood and Community Centres and other locally-based, locally-governed community development organisations across NSW. LCSA is the voice for Community Development in NSW. We advocate on behalf of our members, represent their interests to government and provide capacity building and organisational governance support.

ContactCan Yasmut
Phone number (02) 9660 2044.
Email address