Advert ID: 20000167
Outback Forum Secretariat
The Outback Alliance
Canberra (preferably in an established home office)
We are seeking a proven and capable communicator and event organiser to plan and run influential Outback Forums in Canberra, and to communicate findings from the Forums to Australian policy makers.
The Outback Alliance is a cross-sectoral group of non-government organisations and individuals who have a focus on the development, welfare and protection of Outback Australian communities and its nature. The group works together to provide an effective voice to raise awareness of the unique issues impacting, and opportunities available to Outback Australia.
The Outback Alliance also identifies key opportunities for influence to ensure the decision-makers develop, implement, and resource effective policies for the long-term effective and sustainable development of the Outback.
The Outback Alliance’s Steering Committee comprises of individuals from: CentaCare Catholic Family Services, Central Land Council, Desert Knowledge Australia, Kimberley Land Council, Ninti-One Ltd., The Pew Charitable Trusts, Rangelands NRM Alliance, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
The Outback Forum Secretariat will ensure that the Outback forums drive discussions that will directly influence Outback environmental, economic and social policy outcomes.
Primarily, the Secretariat will organise the bi-annual Outback forums (bringing together key leaders and thinkers on particular issues for remote Australia to discuss), and will develop and communicate policies for long-term, stable and sustainable solutions to issues facing remote Australia.
In addition to these organisational responsibilities, the Secretariat will also communicate forum outcomes through a number of means, including organising delegations, directly with politicians and through the media.
The ideal candidate will ideally be familiar with policy-makers at a senior level nationally, and able to further promote key messages from the Outback Forum and individual initiatives more broadly.
Desirable Skills & Experience
Contract + Remuneration
The initial contract will be for 12-month period, with the possibility of extension based on performance and ongoing funding. We are offering this role in a part-time capacity 0.30 PTE (approx. 14 hours per week).
Remuneration will be competitive and negotiable, based on skills and experience. Superannuation will be paid at a rate of 9.5%.
It is expected that the successful candidate will undertake the contracted work from an established home office. Pro-rata office expenses such as phone and internet will be reimbursable. It is expected that the contracted Secretariat will be available and have the capacity for occasional interstate travel.
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Role Description - Role_Description_Outback_Forum_Secretariat_Feb2018.pdf