23 Sep 2021

Part-Time Policy Officer (senior role)

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine – Posted by ACEMWellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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Job Description

About the College

The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) is a member-based organisation whose principal role is the training, assessment and continuing professional development of emergency physicians as well as the advancement of professional standards and advocacy in emergency medicine across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

We are a specialist medical College of over 130 employees with a strong purpose, positive environment, and a Chief Executive Officer and Executive Leadership team who lead our commitment to supporting our membership, trainees, employees and the ACEM Core values of Equity, Respect, Integrity, and Collaboration.

The Position

We are recruiting a passionate Policy Officer who is looking to develop their leadership and mentoring skills. This role provides opportunities to build relationships across a range of health sectors and governments, with a focus on building ACEM’s policy credentials in Aotearoa New Zealand. Please note this is a permanent part-time position based in Wellington and we are accepting part-time applications at 0.6FTE to 0.8FTE for the right candidate.

As a senior member of the Policy team, your work in advocacy and policy development will make a real difference to health system reform, with a core purpose of addressing systematic challenges within Emergency Medicine and influencing healthcare outcomes for vulnerable and diverse populations within Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

Working closely with passionate Doctors and the Policy and Advocacy team, your contribution will ensure that our Fellows and Trainees have the resources to practice safe and high-quality care whilst improving patient outcomes. Key strategic priorities for the team include addressing bottlenecks that prevent patients from being admitted to hospital (access block), mental health presentations at Emergency Departments (ED), workforce distribution and building and maintaining safe working environments within the ED. Other key focuses of the role include implementing and coordinating advocacy campaigns or policy relating to public health and disaster medicine, and Indigenous health.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in public health, public policy, or other related health disciplines.
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills to identify problems and solutions in a range of policy and advocacy environments.
  • Knowledge of policy, legislative or political processes as they relate to the health sector in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Well-developed engagement and consultation skills including the ability to identify and liaise with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

What’s on Offer

ACEM offers excellent staff benefits including:

  • Additional paid leave between Christmas and New Year
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Active corporate social responsibility including Casual Friday Charity
  • Ongoing employee development and training

How to Apply

To Apply A copy of the Position Description is available here. To be considered, you must have the right to work in Aotearoa New Zealand and your application should contain a cover letter addressing 3-4 points of the selection criteria (see key skills, qualifications, and attributes in the position description) and a resume. For further information or questions about the position please contact Human Resources via humanresources@acem.org.au or on (+613) 9320 0452. Recruitment agencies, we appreciate your interest, but plan to fill this role ourselves. ACEM is an Equal Opportunity Employer who promotes, embraces and values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and Māori are encouraged to apply. We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of service and support to our members. With this in mind, please note that this role will be recruited in a virtual environment.

Job Categories: Policy and Strategy. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: advocacy, Health, Policy Officer, and wellington. Salary: 80,000 - 100,000.

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