Australian Federation of Disability Organisations - Policy and Submissions Officer

Thu 18 Mar 2021

Australian Federation of Disability Organisations - Policy and Submissions Officer

This position is only available for those who identify as a person with disability as allowed under ‘special measures’ of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, no other applicants will be considered.

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations, a Disabled People’s Organisation and a National Cross-Disability Peak, represents people with disability and their families, and is looking for an experienced Policy & Submissions Officer with relevant skills to fulfil this role.

This is an exciting opportunity to join AFDO as we continue to grow and be an active contributor in extending its impact both nationally and internationally. See more about us at;

This position reports to the National Manager – Policy, Sustainability, Initiatives & Projects (NM-PSIP) and assists in increasing AFDO’s profile and connection with aligned organisations, governments, the private sector, funders, the philanthropic sector through the development of AFDO Policy Statements, submissions to hearings, inquiries, etc. member engagement and contributions/co-authoring and approval of positions, promotion of AFDO Policy Statements. The main function of this role is to work with the NM-PSIP and develop AFDO Policy Positions with our members, promote these and undertake submissions on key issues as they arise.

You must have a minimum of 2 years operating in a similar role within or outside of the sector.

This is a part-time role working Tuesday to Thursday each week, with an initial 12 month contract and potential for renewal subject to results. We have a remote “home office” operating environment and great flexibility along with other benefits and a great team environment. Ideally, we are seeking the candidate to commence immediately.

Interested in applying?

Please submit a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) responding to the criteria in the Position Description found via the link provided, with your resume, to with the subject line: Policy & Submissions Officer.