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Policy & Strategy Manager

About the Organisation

AHCWA is the peak body for the 22 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) in Western Australia. We are an evolving organisation that acts as a forum to lead the development of Aboriginal Health policy, to influence and monitor performance across the health sector, to advocate for and support community development and capacity building in Aboriginal Communities.

We advocate for the rights and entitlements of all Aboriginal people throughout Western Australia, at a local, regional, State and National level.

To find out more please visit our website here

About the Opportunity 

We are currently seeking a highly experienced, talented and self motivated Policy and Strategy Manager to join the AHCWA team in Highgate on a full time basis.

As the Policy and Strategy Manager, you will provide leadership to AHCWA and the ACCHO sector in relation to National and State level policies that will have an effect and impact on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities in WA.

Leading the Policy, Advocacy and Strategy team, your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as the initial point of contact for all policy related questions and input from WA Member ACCHSs
  • Providing the AHCWA Executive/Board with sound policy advice and support
  • Monitoring National and State Government Health Policies ensuring that the views of the ACCHO sector in WA are represented at various levels of policy debate and discussion
  • Contributing to the planning and development and implementation of Aboriginal Health policies and programs at a State wide level
  • Developing and strengthening key strategic alliances, partnerships, networks and other collaborations between AHCWA and appropriate stakeholders, to support the overall goals of AHCWA and its members
  • Supporting the WA ACCHSs CEO Expect Advisory Committee's work agenda

To view the full position description and selection criteria, please click here.

To be successful for this position you will have a tertiary qualification or relevant experience in community development, public health, social science, publilc policy etc as well as considerable skills and experience in the formulation, analysis and evaluation of policy.

You will also have demonstrated experience in leadership and staff management including managing staff responsible for varied deliverables across a number of programs, an understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people in urban, regional and remote communities and strong interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.

Most importantly, you must be able to effectively communicate, promote and uphold AHCWA's initiatives and values.

About the Benefits

$81,978 - $98,374 + superannuation + salary sacrifice

In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits including:

  • Mobile phone allowance
  • Ipad
  • Support to further invest in your career through additional professional development
  • Study leave options
  • Annual leave loading
  • Bring your dog to work day
  • Employee assistance program
  • Up to 2 days volunteer leave per year


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications close at 5pm, Tuesday 21 November 2017

As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) AHCWA seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the different needs of our clients and stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees.

Job contact

Name: Sarah Calder

Phone: 0861451049