The South Australian Department of Housing is currently looking for an experienced, results-focused individual to join a fast paced team working on housing policy across public and community housing agencies.
As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for contribution to the development of effective and financially sound housing policy. You will be required to provide advice to the Minister and relevant stakeholders and to prepare reports, correspondence and briefing papers. You will also be involved in complex research and analysis tasks that require outstanding written and critical thinking skills.
You will need to have experience in housing policy, with a proven understanding of relevant issues and legislation.
Research, analyse and disseminate information on issues relevant to housing policy
Write and research comprehensive reports on key issues of importance to the government’s three-year housing strategy
Prepare briefing papers and recommendations for the Housing Minister and stakeholders
Undertake site visits to source information impacting stakeholders
Analyse the implications of legislative and policy developments, including assessment of financial implications
Explore means by which approved polices can be implemented
Ensure that suitable and timely amendments are implemented and measured
Determine effectiveness of policies through surveys and research
Provide advice and guidance to numerous stakeholders to ensure compliance with the relevant legislation
Craft responses to parliamentary questions
Stay up-to-date with industry developments
You will need:
At least two years of experience in housing policy development and reform
Good understanding of departmental reporting processes
Consultation, facilitation, negotiation and presentation skills
The ability to foresee, analyse and interpret internal and external issues likely to impact policy effectiveness
The ability to prepare high-quality reports for dissemination to stakeholders
The ability to coordinate, research and write content in conjunction with media and communications departments
Excellent understanding of legislation relevant to the role including the Housing Act 2001 and various federal and state housing agreement acts
Excellent research, analysis and writing skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Strong ability to multitask
If you are committed to improving government policy and display a very high level of professionalism, this could be the opportunity for you.
Please send your resume and cover letter to Stacey Holder, Chief Policy Advisor, SA Department of Housing: firstname.lastname@example.org