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Closing Date

Sunday, 1 October 2023




WFH or from any Inside Policy’s Sydney, Canberra or Melbourne locations.

Champion effective social policy through expert research, consultation, and policy evaluation.

  • Strategise, lead, and advise on evidence-based research projects
  • Small organisation with a big appetite for social change
  • Network across Government & key stakeholders to initiate new projects

The organisation

Inside Policy is a privately-owned Supply Nation certified advisory firm founded in 2014 by Natalie Walker. Specialising in the provision of social and economic policy advice to governments, the organisation focuses on important public policy issues such as family/domestic violence, child and family services, justice, and Indigenous economic development. The main goal of Inside Policy is to improve the lives of Australia’s vulnerable populations by offering evidence-based policy recommendations.

The company operates in a dynamic and purpose-driven manner, delivering high-quality work within a fast-paced environment. Inside Policy has a clear process for career progression and growth through an annual process called “Inside Up” and offers flexible work arrangements and opportunities for learning experiences, encouraging individuals to leverage their strengths while acquiring new expertise.

The role

At Inside Policy, Senior Managers play a pivotal role in their mission of effecting national change one policy at a time. They lead the successful execution of government client engagements while serving as both team leaders and client advocates. In this capacity, Senior Managers provide crucial support and guidance to the General Manager, Advisory, managing project and strategic risks. They also oversee project teams, ensuring projects are on-time, and delivered without compromising quality. Senior Managers are instrumental in realising Inside Policy’s vision and values, with a focus on project leadership, quality assurance, risk management, resource allocation, and budget oversight.

Reporting to the General Manager, Advisory, and the Executive Leadership Team, the Senior Manager contributes to quality assurance, strategic thinking, and stakeholder management. Senior Managers provide expertise in various subject areas, offering policy advice, and managing complex research and evaluation projects. Additionally, they actively engage in business development, leading project proposal development and cultivating external networks within their policy domains. These roles demand a combination of professional consulting experience, advising skills, and a commitment to improving outcomes for Indigenous peoples and vulnerable communities, aligning with Inside Policy’s mission.

Travel may also be required if the successful applicant is based outside of Sydney.

To apply

People for Purpose is partnering with Inside Policy to lead the search for this role.

We invite you to read the position description here.

Once you have absorbed this information and completed your own research, if you have specific questions, please call us on 0468 625 252 or email [email protected]

To apply, as well as your CV, you must submit a cover letter outlining why you are interested in representing Inside Policy and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday, 1 October 2023.

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