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Senior Social Policy & Advocacy Officer

Part Time

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Job no: 494069
Categories: Administration and Office Support, Government and Defence

  • Permanent part time position
  • Salary from $100,900 (pro rata) +  Superannuation  
  • Glen Waverley location/Hybrid model

About Us

Monash is a dynamic organisation committed to providing excellence in service delivery. Located in the eastern region, Monash is a cosmopolitan and culturally diverse city, close to the demographic centre of Melbourne.

You will be joining a high performing, fast paced team that works collaboratively across Council to achieve social policy and advocacy outcomes for the Monash community.  

About the Position:

The Senior Social Policy & Advocacy officer will guide the development of Council’s social policies and coordinate high-profile Monash Council advocacy agendas on pressing public health and social policy issues such as social housing and homelessness.

The position will:

  • Lead the development of Council’s social policies and contribute to the development and implementation of the Municipal public health and wellbeing plan
  • Coordinate the implementation the Monash Social Housing Framework 2020 – 2025
  • Coordinate the Regional Local Government Homelessness & Social Housing Charter Group coalition comprised of 13 East and South-East Councils with support by the Eastern Region Group of Councils, MAV, EAHA and Homes Victoria
  • Work within Council to advocate and increase social housing stock in Monash
  • Oversee the implementation of the Monash Loneliness Framework 2020 – 2025
  • Lead high-profile political campaigns and policy agendas on topical issues of importance to the Monash community
  • Prepare, monitor, research and analyse and present information, social data and statistics to inform strategic plans and to meet the requirements of the community, Council staff, Government Departments, agencies and other customers

Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent research, writing and policy development, statistical analysis & evaluation skills
  • Ability to broker strong partnerships across Council and externally
  • Strong ability to advocate and liaise to achieve specified outcomes
  • Expertise in public policy, public health and social research
  • Well-developed knowledge and understanding of issues relating to Local Government
  • Proficient project and resource management skills
  • Well-developed knowledge and experience in community engagement & consultation practice
  • Knowledge and understanding of demographic and census data sources and uses

Requirement of the position:

  • Satisfactory National Police Check; and
  • Other pre-employment checks may be required depending on the role requirements.

Essential Information:

In accordance with the Chief Health Officer direction, all local government employees must be fully vaccinated from 26 November, 2021. Successful candidates will be required to demonstrate evidence of vaccination status or medical exemption prior to commencement.

What We Offer:

As a City of Monash employee, your personal and professional development is a key focus. You will have access to a vibrant health and well-being program, flexible working arrangements and training opportunities.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter outlining your experience and how it relates to the role.

Applications are currently open, with a closing date of 10 July 2022 at 11:55pm.


If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact Kerryn Jansons on 0488 200 924 or at  OR Colin Bostock on 0419 778 195 or


Monash Council is committed to be a flexible, safe, equal and inclusive workplace where we embrace and support diversity.

As an Equal Opportunity employer, we encourage applications from people who are from different backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people of any age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation and cultural background. If you have a reasonable adjustment, support or access requirement, we encourage you to let us know through your application or email

We are also committed to being a Child Safe organisation and have zero tolerance to child abuse.


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