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WACOSS Coordinator, Consumer Representation & Research

Coordinator, Consumer Representation & Research

Level 3 ($71,585 – $80,524 per annum) Full time position – 38 hours per week

The Western Australian Council of Social Service Inc (WACOSS) is the peak council of community service organisations and individuals in Western Australia. WACOSS stands for an inclusive, just and equitable society. We advocate for social change to improve the wellbeing of West Australians and to strengthen the community sector service that supports them. WACOSS is part of a national network comprising ACOSS and the State and Territory Councils of Social Service, which represent the interests of low income and socially disadvantaged people across Australia, and assists and supports the community sector with the delivery of community services.

Policy and advocacy work is central to WACOSS’ role and is a critical mechanism the organisation uses to influence decision-making, public debate and outcomes in the interests of vulnerable people in WA.

The Coordinator, Consumer Research and Representation position is part of this team, and plays a key role in representing consumer interests in Western Australian utilities markets and essential services, and undertaking research, policy and advocacy work that promotes the wellbeing of individuals and families experiencing financial hardship and adversity in particular.

To be successful you will need demonstrated policy, research and analytical skills together with outstanding communication, including the ability to produce high quality reports and submissions. You will also have knowledge of current Federal, State and non-government social policy issues, and the ability to work in a fast-paced and changing professional environment.

View the full position description here –  Position Description – WACOSS Coordinator, Consumer Representation & Research

Please submit a two page statement generally addressing the selection criteria in the job description, together with a current and concise resume.

The statement and resume should be sent to info@wacoss.org.au

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm, Friday 14 July 2017.

Contact: Jennie Gray (08) 9420 7222 for more information