Melbourne/ Remote, VIC | Nursing

There's exciting work to be done! APNA has been making great progress in its advocacy for primary health care nurses and is looking for an Advocacy Manager in its Health Care Solutions team to take things to the next level.

The Advocacy Manager is responsible for leading APNA’s Advocacy Strategy including advocacy, policy and government affairs.

You will be aided by a team that includes corporate affairs and data analytics capabilities, as well as great spokespeople.

We're growing and looking for someone who will help us ensure the voice of primary health care nurses is heard. We've got a strong, positive, fun and committed organisational culture and offer flexible working arrangements.

Together, we will make Australia healthier.


  • Lead the advocacy team to conceptualise, develop and implement an advocacy strategy
  • Lead the development and implementation of advocacy campaigns, including use of APNA communication channels and representation groups to drive policy change
  • Keep abreast of the policy environment; identify and manage policy opportunities to advance APNA’s advocacy objectives
  • Provide advice and briefings on matters related to engagement with Commonwealth, state and territory governments and other external governance bodies as it relates to primary health care nursing
  • Support and manage the advocacy team, including prioritising work and ensuring high-quality delivery

Essential skills and qualifications

  • Experience developing and leading advocacy campaigns
  • Policy development experience
  • Experience preparing briefs and background analyses
  • Tertiary qualification in a public/health policy, legal, communications or health field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • 5-8 years’ experience in a similar role

Desirable experience

  • Post-graduate qualifications in policy and/or public health
  • Previous experience in a departmental or political staffer role
  • External communications experience
  • Skills in project planning and management

Apply today

Starting date: 
Friday, September 8, 2023
Closing date: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023