Policy and Advocacy Officer – Royal Australasian College of Physicians

24 month fixed-term opportunity
Opportunity to influence Health Policy
Build on a successful advocacy campaign

The Role
The Policy Unit in the College’s Wellington office sits within the Fellowship Relations team, providing advice and support in the policy & advocacy space on behalf of the profession and in the public interest. Your role is to provide policy and advocacy services and support to College members in New Zealand.

You will provide administrative and secretariat support for committees, and administer the process for responding to local submissions and emerging issues. You will support projects and use advocacy methods to progress policy and advocacy initiatives, and administer consultation processes, research and draft policy materials.

This is a great opportunity to build on a successful election campaign promoting health equity, with a focus on the social determinants of health.

The Successful Candidate
Ideally you will have proven experience in a similar policy role. Along with relevant tertiary qualifications in health or a related discipline you will possess:

Experience in supporting the development of evidence-based policy relevant to the New Zealand health policy context
Excellent planning skills and written and verbal communication to provide a high level of secretariat support to NZ Committees
Ability to prioritise, multitask and manage deadlines
Ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders
Excellent written and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work in a team with a flexible approach to sharing tasks and working cooperatively
High computer literacy
Research skills
Previous experience in health would be advantageous.

Working Together as One
In return for your commitment the College offers you the chance to join a prestigious international organisation. As an educational body, the College encourages its employees to continue their education through our professional development funds and internal training opportunities. Employees of the College also receive access to a range of benefits, including additional paid leave between Christmas and New Year and exclusive employee discounts

To apply, please send your resume and short cover letter addressing the criteria under
“The Successful Candidate” By 24 September 2017
For the Position Description visit www.racp.edu.au
For any Further information please email recruitment@racp.edu.au

About the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP):
The RACP trains, educates and advocates on behalf of 15,570 physicians and 7,000 trainees across Australia and New Zealand.

The College represents a broad range of medical specialties including general medicine, paediatrics and child health, cardiology, respiratory medicine, neurology, oncology, public health medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, palliative medicine, sexual health medicine, rehabilitation medicine, geriatric medicine and addiction medicine. Beyond the drive for medical excellence, the RACP is committed to developing health and social policies which bring vital improvements to the wellbeing of patients.

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