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The Policy, Research and Evaluation Manager has a pivotal role in ensuring Relationships Australia Canberra and Region (RACR) policies and procedures support the organisation to deliver high quality services, meet the organisation’s strategic aims, requirements of external accrediting bodies and comply with funding agreements.  The Policy, Research and Evaluation Manager is also responsible for designing, advising on, and implementing the internal evaluation framework for major Commonwealth and State government programs (currently around 40) and managing and developing our program of research.

This is a fulltime ongoing position, based in Deakin, ACT.

To be successful in this role, you are required to possess:

  1. Appropriate tertiary qualifications in social science or other equivalent tertiary research and/or policy qualifications.
  2. Demonstrated experience in strategic and operational policy development, research and/or evaluation management.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  4. Experience in managing a small team under strict deadlines with competing priorities.

For a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the position description found via

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.


Reference No. RACRREPDKN21
Applications Close April 26, 2021
Job Board
Job Category Policy & Research
Job Field Family, Children and Youth, Policy and Research, Policy and Advocacy
Employment Basis Full Time, Ongoing
Salary Range $90,001 +
Location ACT - Deakin

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Other Information

Position Location: Deakin, ACT

Salary & Benefits

The salary on offer is in the range of $97,918.49 to $103,259.16 per annum plus superannuation for full time. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), RACR employees also receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities, thus significantly increasing the value of your take-home pay.

According to the RACR Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will have access to generous leave provisions, annual leave loading, special paid leave during annual holiday shutdown period and flexible working arrangements.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume with names of two work related referees and a cover letter specifically addressing each of the selection criteria (no more than half a page response under each criterion). Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

Applications should be submitted only via our website at

Position description with selection criteria is available at

 Contact Details

For further information about the position or application process, please contact Paula Mance, Director Governance on 0434 704 222 or

Closing date for applications: Midnight on 26 April 2021

Relationships Australia Canberra and Region (RACR)

Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships. We are a community-based, not-for-profit Australian organisation with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religious belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances.

Relationships Australia offer services in various locations around Australia that includes counselling, family dispute resolution (mediation) and a range of family and community support and education programs, primarily funded by Federal, State and Territory Governments. Relationships Australia Canberra & Region (RACR) is one of the eight state and territory organisations that comprise the Relationships Australia Federation.

RACR is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on any grounds. We have voluntarily opted to be subject to the obligations of a public authority under Part 5A of the Human Rights Amendment Act 2008 (ACT). This means that all staff must comply with human rights, as far as possible to do so, in all our decisions and conduct.

Contact Paula Mance - Director Governance
Phone number 0434 704 222
Email address

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