Policy and Research Manager - 12 month contract

Policy and Research Manager - 12 month contract

Job Title: Policy and Research Manager - 12 month contract
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Sydney
Reference: 2787275
Contact Name: Rhonda Newman
Contact Email: rhonda@beaumontpeople.com.au
Job Published: July 31, 2018 14:17

Job Description

Policy and Research Manager

  • Part time – 30 hours – 12 month contract - based in Redfern - a short walk from Central Station
  • Hard working, high performing team in a bright, open plan office
  • Experience working with domestic violence is essential!
Domestic Violence NSW (DVNSW) is the peak, statewide representative body for a diverse range of specialist domestic and family violence services in New South Wales.
Their vision and mission is to improve the spectrum of policy, legislative and program responses to domestic and family violence (DFV) and to eliminate DFV through leadership in advocacy, partnerships and the promotion of good practice.
The role
The Policy & Research Manager takes the lead in DVNSW’s work in the areas of research, evaluation and policy with a view to assisting the domestic and family violence (DFV) sector in achieving best practice and delivering quality services.

The role coordinates internal and external reporting systems, evaluates DVNSW’s projects and practice as well as managing policy, research, submission and measurement outcomes. The main focus over next 12 months will be on housing and homelessness, therefore experience and knowledge of the relevant policies will be a value add. 
Responsibilities of the role are:
  • Develop and implement research project plans in line with DVNSW’s core business and member priorities
  • Undertake high-level research and evaluation into DFV services, practice and outcomes, reporting on results and forming recommendations on best practice
  • Undertake DFV research in response to opportunities for DVNSW to present submissions
  • Undertake end-to-end evaluation project management, including planning, implementation and coordination of project milestones and deliverables
  • Develop and maintain an outcomes measurement framework for DFV services
  • Convene and coordinate the DVNSW Policy Advisory Committee (DPAC) to understand sector issues and inform DVNSW’s work
  • Provide complex, evidence-based policy advice around DFV and the emerging trends in the sector within the context of government policy and academic research
  • Prepare high-quality written advice, briefings, submissions and other correspondence on policy, policy direction, service quality and outcomes measurement as needed
  • Investigate policy or program options, and prepare reports and submissions on outcomes and initiatives
  • Represent DVNSW and the NSW DFV sector on national and state committees and working groups.
To be a successful applicant for this position you will meet the following selection criteria.
Essential skills and experience
  • Relevant qualifications in Social Science, Health Science, Public Health or a similar field
  • Experience in the domestic and family violence sector is highly desirable
  • Strong analytical and research skills to formulate policy positions
  • High level of qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to create and sustain networks, and build effective partnerships with a diversity of stakeholders
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Ability to manage sensitive issues
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a small team
  • A NSW Driver’s license is essential
Value add for you:
  • 30hr working week
  • Salary sacrifice/packaging option
  • Leave loading of 17.5% of base salary and study leave provisions
  • Supervision and a $1000 allowance for remedial activities
How to apply
If this sounds like something that you would be interested in, please apply with a cover letter outlining your previous experience and the reason for your application along with your full resume. If you have any further question please contact Rhonda Newman at rhonda@beaumontpeople.com.au
There is no closing date for this role, all applications will be reviewed as they are received, and successful applicants will be contacted.
Beaumont People has been contracted to recruit this role on behalf of Domestic Violence NSW, therefore all queries must be directed to Rhonda Newman at Beaumont People.