Senior Policy Advisor


Senior Policy Advisor


About the RACGP
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is the peak representative organisation for general practice, the backbone of Australia’s health system. We set the standards for general practice, facilitate lifelong learning for GPs, connect the general practice community, and advocate for better health and wellbeing for all Australians.
We’re committed to diversity and social inclusion. We encourage applications from people who identify as Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, people with a disability and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.
We are committed to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes. We have a Reconciliation Action Plan.
And as an employee, cultural and ceremonial leave is also available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.  
The opportunity
The RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health faculty provides the RACGP with strategic and operational support to advance the RACGP’s work in thefield of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
As our Senior Policy Advisor, you’ll play a critical role in developing and implementing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health policy and advocacy initiatives, including our involvement in the Close the Gap (CtG)Campaign. 
You will provide strategic advice on Aboriginal and Torres Strait policy and equity issues, bringing this focus to high-quality submissions to national reform opportunities, and position statements as they relate to the primary healthcare sector. Using your broad knowledge and understanding of the area, you’ll conduct research and provide advice on arrange of emerging health policy matters, and oversee the governance of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health faculty Council, Education Committee and their Executive.
Responsibilities include:

  • Oversight and governance of the RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Council, Education     Committee and Faculty executive. 
  • Analysing government policy and actively monitoring emerging issues relevant to Aboriginal and Torres     Strait Islander health.
  • Providing strategic policy advice and high-level support to management and Faculty executive.  
  • Reviewing, updating, writing, and contributing to new policies, position statements and submissions.
  • Preparing strategic briefings for Faculty manager and Executive, internal RACGP stakeholders and Faculty members.
  • Establishing and maintaining support for national advocacy priorities, including our involvement in the  CtG Campaign, support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the Raise the Age Campaign and continuing relationships with external policy networks.

You demonstrate:

  • Broad knowledge and understanding of issues impacting upon Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the context of primary healthcare and a strong commitment to the rights, needs and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 
  • Significant experience analysing policy issues and developing policy advice, position statements and submissions at a national level on issues related to primary care and  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. 
  • High level research skills,  including the ability to analyse findings and provide informed and evidence-based recommendations.  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the capability to produce high quality documents and briefing papers.
  • Demonstrated experience consulting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations. 
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Suite.
  • Experience with Boards and Committees and understanding and implementing governance arrangements


  • $105,388 PA plus 14%  superannuation plus 17.5% Annual Leave Loading
  • Full-time Permanent role
  • Flexible location


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