Government policy advisor sample resume

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William Bower

75 Painter Rd
Speculate SA 5600
T: (05) 2394 8811
M: 0432 477 548
E: [email protected]

Professional Summary/Overview

I am a qualified and professional local government policy advisor, with a background in housing. I am adept at providing a range of advice on policy decisions, preparing policy reports and briefings, undertaking research and analysis, and creating relationships with key stakeholders. A determined worker with a core understanding of the issues that affect housing and a passion for good policy, I seek a role where my skills can be put to good use in the public sphere.


Master of Politics and Policy
Burwood, VIC
Deakin University
Graduated: 2008
Bachelor of Arts (Community Development)
Murdoch University/OUA
Graduated: 2006

Employment History

November 2010 – Present
Housing Policy Officer, Southport Department of Housing
Southport, SA


  • Conduct surveys and research on existing and anticipated housing issues in Southport
  • Write comprehensive reports on issues relevant to Southport’s housing programs
  • In collaboration with state government and community groups, develop cost-effective and sustainable housing strategies and policies
  • Prepare state government submissions
  • Analyse the implications of policy developments on the Southport community
  • Provide advice and guidance to numerous stakeholders to ensure compliance


  • Developed successful model for the Homelessness Task Force in conjunction with federal bodies and non-profit organisations, resulting in a 10% decrease in rough sleeping since 2010
January 2008 – November 2010
Policy Officer, South Australian Housing Federation
Globe, SA


  • Helped develop core strategies to reach a wide range of communities and ensure their
  • inclusion in service provision and policy development
  • Helped frame debate on affordable housing systems
  • Facilitated conferences and seminars
  • Undertook research and analysis of housing data
  • Met with key government Ministers and advisors
  • Wrote submissions to government and parliamentary inquiries
  • Took part in government committees and advisory groups


  • Oversaw the completion and dissemination of two reports: ‘Anticipated resource needs of SA housing associations’ and ‘New developments and models for SA rental incomes’

Personal Interests

I enjoy squash, tennis, badminton, ping pong and volleyball.


Greg Curtin
Executive Assistant
Southport Department of Housing
T: (08) 5382 2127
E: [email protected]
Edmund Holt
South Australian Housing Federation
T: (08) 3409 0200
E: [email protected]
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