NGAA National Research and Policy Lead

Applications Close: 14/05/2023  11:45 PM
Position No: 3259
Location: Remote or within and NGAA member council
Work Type: Fixed Term - Part Time

Fixed Term - Part time - 0.8 EFT
Band 8
Salary $ 115,214.68 (Pro-Rata) + Super + Flexible Working
Remote working option available.

About Us
The National Growth Areas Alliance represents Councils across Australia who are experiencing the impact of rapid and sustained population growth. They are predominantly located in the outer suburbs of Australia’s capital cities. One fifth of Australia’s populations lives in a growth area.
The National Growth Areas Alliance advocates for improved planning, policy and funding at the Federal Government level to both meet the challenges and maximise the opportunities created by rapid population growth. Our advocacy is supported by a strong research and evidence base.
While the National Growth Areas Alliance is auspiced by the City of Whittlesea, this role can be performed remotely from any location.

The Role
The National Research and Policy Lead contributes to the development and maintenance of a strong body of evidence to support and guide our advocacy work, and provide member Councils with leading research to support their strategic planning. The role coordinates external research partnerships, collaborates with Members councils and produces policy papers and submissions. The role can be performed remotely from any location.


About you
A results-driven self-starter and confident communicator, you thrive in a policy environment, have a strategic mindset and a strong connection to the work of local government. You are able to form working relationships quickly and make effective use of your network to amplify the impact of our work. Ideally you have experience living or working in a growth area municipality.

Want to know more?
For more information about this position please access a copy of the position description via this link to the City of Whittlesea’s recruitment site. If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Bronwen Clark, CEO National Growth Areas Alliance, 0448 401 257.

To apply for this position, you must address the Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description in your cover letter. Please note, that applications that do not address the Selection Criteria may not be considered.

Apply here.

Applications close at 11.45pm on Sunday 14 May 2023

Interviews will take place as suitable candidates are identified.

Please note all applicants must apply online, and no late applications will be accepted. 

We are happy to take applications from international candidates if you have a valid Visa to work in Australia.

At the City of Whittlesea (NGAA’s auspicing Council), we value diversity and appreciate everyone’s strengths. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects our municipality. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ. The City of Whittlesea is also a Child Safe employer.

In line with the Council’s Covid Vaccination policy, we require staff to be vaccinated to perform duties and/or deliver services to the community. Therefore, if you are successful in the selection process, you will be required to provide evidence of an approved Covid-19 vaccination or authorised medical exemption.
Council is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that encourages employees to participate, without discrimination, in both work-related and other activities conducted within a work context, with the support of workplace adjustments. Where possible, the Council will identify and resolve potential barriers to the recruitment and employment of people with disabilities within the organisation.

If you require a workplace adjustment to support you during the interview process, please email with your request outlining your preferred method of contact. Workplace adjustment (also known as “reasonable adjustment”) is defined as: “Whatever is considered necessary and achievable to enable an employee to perform their job role efficiently and to the best of their abilities”. A Workplace adjustment can be requested at any stage in the recruitment process and/or as a part of the employment of an individual.


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