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New Policy and Project Officer Position Available

November 22, 2023

We have a new position available to join our team.

Policy and Project Officer – Southern NSW
Part time (21 hours per week), SCHADS Award – Grade 4

Community Industry Group, the peak body for community organisations in Southern NSW, is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Project and Policy Officer to join our friendly, collaborative and productive team.

The Policy and Project Officer will provide support for not for profit organisations and assist in the development and implementation of policy, research, and advocacy initiatives. By building relationships with the sector, the successful candidate will identify or develop capacity building activities, resource materials and information for our members and stakeholders.

We are looking for someone with a commitment to social justice who will strengthen the capacity of community organisations to deliver quality services to individuals, families and communities experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage. To be successful in this role you will have experience and relationships in the not for profit sector plus the demonstrated ability to communicate to a wide range of stakeholders and prepare high quality written materials including reports, briefing papers and correspondence.

This is a part-time position, 21 hours per week up until 30 June 2025. Contract may be extended, subject to funding. The salary is Grade 4 of the SCHADS award, and we also offer salary packaging, which ultimately boosts take home pay.

This position will be based at our office space at Baylink – Batemans Bay.

Selection Criteria


  1. Possess relevant qualifications in human services, social services, public policy or a related discipline OR a minimum of three years’ experience working in relevant policy environment.
  2. Proven ability to develop and maintain strong networks and partnerships with key stakeholders.
  3. Demonstrated high level written and oral communication skills, and experience in producing high quality written materials including reports, briefing papers and correspondence.
  4.  Demonstrated ability to provide high quality, timely, evidence-based policy advice.
  5. Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development of research reports including the design, data collection and analysis of data.
  6. Must be willing to obtain a current Police Check.
  7. Current driver’s licence and comprehensively insured vehicle.


Understanding of the Aged Care sector and experience using the DEX system.

Applications to include a cover letter addressing the selection criteria as listed above and a current CV. 

Selection criteria must be addressed for application to proceed further.

For more information, or to obtain an information package, please email or contact the office on 4256 4333. Recruitment agency applications will not be considered.

Applications should be emailed to with the subject line “Confidential – Employment Application. Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 10 December 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.

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