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  • SCHADS Level 7 plus super and salary packaging
  • Full time, Ongoing
  • La Trobe St, Melbourne location


The Senior Research and Policy Analyst will sit within the Social Policy team and report to the Head of Social Policy. The role will provide high level quantitative and qualitative research to support the development of Good Shepherd policy positions, and also support the policy and advocacy related research requirements of the CEO and the Executive Leadership Team as required

Please apply as soon as possible, applications will be considered as they are received.Submit a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience along with your CV via Seek



·       Develop a research plan that will support our policy impact areas (financial security, climate justice, family violence and economic abuse, intergenerational disadvantage, holistic client services)

·       Analyse policy settings and issues, in order to identify research needs

·       Lead and undertake research projects that inform and support the Good Shepherd advocacy agenda, and that impact the external policy system

·       Undertake analysis of internal (client services) and external data sets (e.g., HILDA, ABS, Australian Health & Wellbeing Survey)

·       Identify and incorporate emerging national and international research and policy developments relevant to Good Shepherd’s impact areas

·       Work closely with client services to identify emerging trends that can inform research and policy priorities

·       Support the CEO with translatable research for use in policy advocacy with government, funders and external stakeholders

·       Disseminate research and advocacy work within Good Shepherd and externally

Qualifications and Experience

·   Postgraduate qualifications in social sciences, health, economics or a research qualification in the area of family violence, women’s financial security or gender economics.

·   Extensive experience in a research role in academia, corporate, community or government organization.

·   Extensive experience in undertaking end to end research projects i.e., formulate research questions, design and methodology, collecting and analysing data and disseminating and communicating results in a range of formats e.g., reports, fact sheets, articles, web content.

·   A satisfactory National Police Check

·   A satisfactory International Police Check (if you have resided outside of Australia within the last 5 years)

·   A current Employee Working with Children’s Check (WWCC) or state equivalent

·   Proof of Covid-19 vaccination

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Please apply as soon as possible, applications are considered as they are received.