Policy Manager (identified)

Posted: 30 August 2023

Applications close: September 24, 2023

Salary range: From $129,379 – $151,259 plus salary packaging and superannuation, based on experience and expertise.

Employment type: Full-time

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Job Type: Full-time

Location: Collingwood

Salary range: $129,379 – $151,259 plus salary packaging and superannuation, based on experience and expertise.

This is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Designated Position, classified under ‘special measures’ of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

Join us in driving impactful change across the organisation and be a key player in guiding our path forward towards Treaty.


The Assembly’s objective is to promote the self-determination and empowerment of Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians through the Treaty process.

This role is responsible for co-managing the Policy and Projects Team to provide strategic advice and support to Assembly Members to deliver key projects to support Treaty-making in Victoria.


  • Reporting to the Head of Policy and Negotiations, support the Assembly Co-Chairs, Council and Members to advance the Treaty process.
  • Oversee and manage the day-to-day work of the Policy and Projects Team.
  • Oversee the development and delivery of policy, projects and research to support the Assembly to advance the Treaty process.
  • Establish and maintain trusted working relationships with Assembly Members, the Executive Leadership Team and staff.
  • Collaborate across the Assembly’s operations team to provide strategic advice in relation to Treaty making and support Treaty negotiations.
  • Oversee and manage the provision of policy and research advice to support the work of Assembly Council, committees and representative forums.
  • Provide policy advice and support coordination and information sharing across the Assembly’s structures and processes.
  • Oversee the preparation of briefs and papers to support the decision-making of Assembly Members, including providing meeting support where required.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Exceptional research and analytic skills with the ability to work with a range of stakeholders and recommend approaches to high-level policy issues.
  • Extremely well-developed verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to adapt writing styles to a range of audiences.
  • Highly skilled in drafting policy briefs, guidance documents, submissions & research reports.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Victorian Aboriginal Communities and organisations.
  • Demonstrated skill and capacity to work effectively and with integrity in the context of a Victorian Traditional Owner Representative Body.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated experience leading complex policy and research projects.
  • Experienced relationship and people manager who has worked with multiple stakeholders and Indigenous community representatives to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Experienced in motivating and developing high performance teams within a fast paced, values driven environment.
  • Degree qualified (highly desired) or equivalent experience.

Salary of $129,379 – $151,259 per annum (full-time equivalent) plus salary packaging, and superannuation, based on experience and expertise.

Please see the attached job profile for more information.

If you are ready to take on a challenging role and make a significant impact, please submit your resume, cover letter, and any other supporting documents to People@firstpeoplesvic.org.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.