Senior Policy Officer

Job Reference No:


Reference No: VIN1474

St Vincent De Paul Society NSW

Applications Closing: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 23:00

The Role

The primary objective of the Senior Policy Officer role is to provide policy advice on governance matters and undertake key projects regarding organisational governance.  The role will support a wide and diverse range of internal stakeholders in the development and implementation of policy across directorates.

The Senior Policy Officer is responsible for:

  • managing the Organisational Policy Project and supervising junior policy staff
  • managing the organisation-wide Policy Working Group
  • maintaining an organisation-wide policy register
  • reviewing and updating existing organisational policies, and conducting research to support the development of new policies
  • drafting of both corporate and operational policies appropriate for a social service delivery agency
  • managing stakeholder consultations, policy approval and documentation processes
  • providing executive support to the Board and State Council as required

The Senior Police Officer will report to the Manager, Governance.  Please click here for a copy of the Position Description.

Category: Policy & Research
Field: Policy and Research
Employment basis: Full-time, Contract
Job Location: Inner West Sydney
About us

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hands up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

Department Overview

The Governance Team sits in the Executive Secretariat and provides executive support to the Society’s State Council and Board and respective committees; and manages the organisation’s internal policies and procedures. The Governance Team provides policy advice to the organisation’s Executive and works across the different directorates to promote strong governance practices.

Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications.
  • Demonstrated experience in policy development and implementation.
  • High level interpersonal and stakeholder management skills.
  • High level analytical capacity, oral and written communications skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking research.
  • Exceptional time management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to provide high level advice regarding the development of policies and strategies.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Other Information:

Come and join our team!

We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people’s lives in an organisation that cares about people. 
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
  • In addition to excellent learning and development programs, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide opportunities to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, Right to work in Australia check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.

Position Description: Download position description
How to apply

If you have questions about this role, please email to Nazli Munir (Manager, Governance), quoting: Senior Policy Officer/VIN1474.

Please click here for Information on how to apply.

 Applications close at 11 pm on 24 May 2019

Apply online via this link

Please submit your application attaching your Resume and your Responses to the Essential Criteria (maximum 2 pages) outlined in the attached Position Description.

  St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

Date posted: 10 May 2019

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