General Manager, Policy & Advocacy

Sydney, NSW |

Job Description:

The General Manager, Policy & Advocacy provides high level support to the Executive General Manager, Policy & Advocacy and leads the Policy and Advocacy team in the development of a suite of high quality health policies, reflecting the issues that are of importance to the College membership.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Strategic oversight of the work of the Policy and Advocacy team.
  • Delivery of the directorate business plan, including Board P&A priorities and initiatives, and committee workplans.
  • Ensure high quality policy support is provided to College committees and maintain good relationships with these stakeholders.
  • Drive engagement with government and other external stakeholders.
  • Monitor policy development in the health portfolio.
  • Advise the College on the political and legislative agenda.
  • Engage with College bodies on defined policy issues.
  • Research, consult and write on a range of policy issues.
  • Participate in the provision of rapid response to health issues as they arise.
  • Help prepare submissions, reports, funding applications, correspondence, presentations and other documents as required.
  • Providing guidance and support to the Policy & Advocacy team to maximise their skills and talents.

Skills and Experience:

The successful candidate will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in health or related disciplines.
  • Demonstrated health policy experience at senior level.
  • Developed health networks and understanding of policy positions of key health policy players.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the Australian government and health system structures.
  • Demonstrated skills in stakeholder engagement and relationship management.
  • Experience developing and providing policy advice and recommendations within a complex organisation.
  • Experience in leading and developing people.
  • Knowledge and experience in Indigenous health would be highly regarded.

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit your application through RACP’s online job portal by clicking here.

Starting date: 
Friday, July 24, 2020
Closing date: 
Friday, August 7, 2020
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians
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