Policy Officer – Allied Health Professions Australia

Melbourne, VIC |

0.6 FTE role based in Melbourne CBD in highly desired location (12 months Fixed Term, with opportunity to extend)

$85,000 pro rata plus super

AHPA represents and advocates for the role of allied health professionals in health, aged care, disability, education and all systems where allied health services have a role.  Supporting AHPA’s Vision of ‘Accessible allied health services for all Australians’, you will contribute to ensuring that allied health services are fully integrated into the health system.

Reporting to the Manager, Policy and Communications, the Policy Officer will prepare high-quality submissions and position statements on system issues and reforms that will affect allied health professionals in addition developing advice and resources for internal and external stakeholders. Responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking research and preparing advice, briefing papers and submissions;
  • Providing strategic research and administrative support to expert committee(s) and /or working groups;
  • Representing the organisation at relevant forums as directed; and
  • Undertaking other project related activities as directed by the Manager.

Please visit the AHPA website for further information and position description.


Skills and Experience:

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Experience in developing policy advice, position statement and submissions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Sound research and analytical skills
  • tertiary qualifications ideally in public policy, health economics, a health related field or law

You will be highly regarded if you possess:

  • an understanding of the breadth and complexity of allied health professions
  • previous experience in the Australian allied health sector
  • an understanding of health economics

How to apply:

 To apply for this position, please forward your covering letter expanding on your skills and experience, along with your CV, to office@ahpa.com.au .  If you wish to discuss, please contact Philipp Herrmann on 0499 041 144. 

Starting date: 
Monday, April 1, 2019
Closing date: 
Friday, April 19, 2019
Allied Health Professions Australia
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