Manager – Research and Policy

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Position Details

Yoorrook’s Letters Patent requires it to prioritise the employment of First Peoples. First Peoples are strongly encouraged to apply for all roles at Yoorrook.

Yoorrook has been established as an independent Royal Commission under the Inquiries Act 2014. It will focus on truth-telling and healing for First Peoples, by inquiring into historic and ongoing systemic injustices perpetrated against First Peoples in Victoria by State and non-State entities since colonisation until today. Yoorrook is the first Aboriginal truth-telling body to be established in Australia. Click here to see the letters patent that set out Yoorrook’s historic mandate.

The Manager, Policy and Research supports the Director – Legal, Policy, and Research in providing strategic advice to Commissioners and the executive on Yoorrook’s policy and research priorities and managing and contributing to the work of the policy and research team.

The role is responsible for ensuring the delivery of research and policy projects under time pressure in a complex and sensitive environment; analysing submissions and other evidence; drafting background and issues papers, as well working on reports under the direction of the Commissioners. The Legal Policy and Research team is also responsible for developing policy options to support Yoorrook’s recommendations for systemic reform.

You must be a proactive self-starter with exceptional interpersonal skills. To succeed in this role, you will be outcomes focused, an exceptional writer and communicator; thrives on a challenge and working in a diverse multifaceted environment; and is passionate about truth and justice for First Peoples in Victoria.

This is a fixed-term role until 28 June 2024.

About You

This role will suit you if you have experience in providing expert analysis and advice on policy and research priorities and recommendations, including preparing clear, succinct evidence-based and solution-focused written and verbal briefings for information and decision. You have led strategic policy analysis and research outputs, including internal and external research and briefs, summaries of research and analysis, issues papers and major public reports. You would have extensive experience in managing complex policy and research projects to strict deadlines, including quality assurance of deliverables.

You would possess significant experience and a proven track record in leading evidence-based research and policy programs. You will have demonstrated ability to understand a broad range of policy issues, synthesise and analyse high volumes of information and develop achievable, evidence-based policy recommendations.

How to apply

Applications close on 02 Jan 2023 and should include:

  • A resume; and
  • A cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria as found in the position description (within two pages).

For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Lisa Tricarico on 0412 597 791

Other relevant information

Yoorrook’s Letters Patent requires it to prioritise the employment of First Peoples. First Peoples are strongly encouraged to apply for all roles at Yoorrook. 

Yoorrook actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. All roles at Yoorrook can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role. This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

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Lisa Tricarico: 0412 597 791

Closing date

January 2, 2023 11:59 pm

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