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Ageing on the Edge (AOE) Advocacy Lead

  • 493623
  • Advocacy
  • Contractor (not paid by Uniting)

Housing for the Aged Action Group is a member based, community organisation specialising in the housing needs of older people.

The organisation was formed over 30 years ago and today has over 400 members that actively campaign for housing justice.

Our Home at Last program is a unique specialist housing service for older people, providing information, support, advice and advocacy. 

We currently have our national project, the Ageing on the Edge (AOE) Homelessness Prevention Project entering a new phase which involves two workstreams:

  • Establishing services in each State and Territory that provide housing information and support for low income/asset people, based on the HAAG Home at Last service model
  • Awareness raising and advocacy for the housing needs of older people.

Roles and responsibilities:

The role is responsible for developing and implementing an advocacy strategy for the AOE project that will build the case for change via targeted advocacy campaigns. 

You will give voice to older people facing homelessness by working collaboratively with HAAG and the National Alliance for Seniors’ Housing (NASH).

Given the progress of the AOE project to date in NSW, this new Advocacy Lead position will be located in Sydney for an initial 4 days a week, 12-month period as a part of the Uniting NSW/ACT Advocacy team.

The role will enhance the advocacy efforts of the AOE NSW Forum, while also developing a broader advocacy strategy and advocacy capital for the AOE project.

Skills and experience:

  • Bachelor qualification in a relevant field or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing advocacy strategies and in planning, implementing and monitoring of advocacy campaigns for social change
  • Demonstrated experience in government relations and engagement to achieve policy outcomes
  • Capacity to work with and engage a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders in advocacy campaigns and grow campaign support
  • Experience in use of digital tools for advocacy including optimizing social media and online communications to build networks of supporters
  • Sound project and time management skills with capacity to manage tasks and meet deadlines across multiple projects.

For more information please contact:

Kobi Maglen, National Development Worker
Ageing on the Edge – Older Persons Homelessness Prevention Project
0409 959 496

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