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Children’s Advocate – 12 Month contract

  • 494595
  • Brand, Communications, Marketing and Media
  • Youth and Families - Practice, Quality and Support
  • Full time closed period contract

Children’s Advocate – 12 Month contract

At Uniting we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. we work to inspire people, enliven communities, and confront injustice. Our focus is always on the people we serve.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful, and compassionate.

About the Role:

This role is responsible for coordinating and implementing advocacy campaigns including government relations strategies to support the delivery of campaign goals and outcomes. This will predominantly relate to campaigns to promote the welfare and wellbeing of young people, particularly those in out of home care.

 Key Responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Support the planning and management of campaigns to deliver on strategic initiatives for advocacy campaigns to improve outcomes for young people.
  • Develop opportunities to work with Government stakeholders and agencies to further advocacy priorities. 
  • Coordinating and attending government stakeholder events as required
  • Proactively analyse Government decision-making processes, issues and outcomes for out of home care services
  • Coordinating of lobbying and submissions on these matters as required in consultation with the appropriate business unit.
  • Produce publications and other communications to engage and inform campaign supporters and relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop creative communications for digital, social and media platforms to support campaign objectives.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with a range of other agencies and coalition supporters.

Qualifications and attributes:  

  • Demonstrated experience in government relations or working in/and or with government in a policy or regulatory field at a senior level.
  • Capable of representing Uniting in a positive light at the highest level to external stakeholders.
  • Experience in working with vulnerable groups and causes affecting them
  • Understanding of policy, media and government related campaign coordination.
  • Experience in use of digital tools for government relations and advocacy.
  • Ability to interpret and present complex research and policy in a way that engages a general audience
  • A passion and understanding of social justice issues.


You will have the opportunity to:

  • Use you excellent written and verbal communication skills to influence outcomes
  • Demonstrate your experience in government relations or working in/and or with government in a policy or regulatory field at a senior level
  • Make a difference in the lives of young people leaving foster care and work to support the Home Stretch Campaign.

What is in it for you?

You will be part of a dedicated, outward focused and drive team. Your desire to advocate for young people in Out of Home Care will be fulfilled and your contribution to this amazing project valued. 

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a national Police check, working with children check, working with vulnerable people check and reference checks.

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer. Uniting supports an inclusive approach in the workplace. We celebrate our diversity and welcome staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Closing date: Jun 27, 2021

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