Inside Policy is a privately-owned Supply Nation certified social and economic policy advisory firm. Established in 2014 by founder, Natalie Walker, Inside Policy is a trusted partner to governments in delivering social research, consultation, policy reform, and evaluation projects in the policy areas of family/domestic violence, child and family services, justice, social impact investment, and Indigenous economic development. We are looking for a Senior Consultant to join our growing business.
The Senior Consultant will play a key role in delivering projects, working closely with Managers and clients to achieve high-quality outcomes required within tight deadlines. Successful Senior Consultants will have strong experience in social policy research and evaluation methodologies, and demonstrable field experience. The Senior Consultant will achieve this by: ● Working closely with Managers and Directors to draft proposals, and lead the drafting of proposals where workload permits. ● Working closely with the Manager to develop realistic project plans to deliver high-quality client work. ● Leading research and strategic policy project work within agreed project plans, including the development of findings, strategic insights, and writing reports. ● Leading the production of project-related activities such as surveys, literature reviews, qualitative and quantitative data analysis. ● Facilitating workshops and other consultation activities. ● Reporting and liaising on project progress with staff and clients. ● Proactively identify opportunities to improve project outcomes and attract new clients. ● Provide line management to junior staff, as required. ● Other tasks as directed by a supervisor as required from time to time.
The ideal candidate has a bachelor's degree or higher and has the following skills and experience: ● Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). ● Strong verbal and written communication. ● Organised and able to meet deadlines. ● Self-starting, independent thinker. ● Ability to work under broad supervision and in a team. ● Ability to understand and apply analytical frameworks, models, and techniques to projects when required. ● Excellent research skills including the ability to: search and absorb the content of journal articles; find information on policies and programs quickly; critically analyse the credibility of different data and information based on their source; identify and use appropriate search terms. ● Ability to quickly acquire new knowledge across a range of policy areas. ● Policy, program, or service delivery experience in family violence, Indigenous economic development, and/or disability services is desirable.
Inside Policy is a dynamic, purpose-driven organisation that does high-quality work for our clients in a fast-paced environment. To enable this, we offer a competitive salary and support all Insiders through our annual growth process – Inside Up, by having flexible work arrangements, by supporting financially and experientially a range of learning experiences to help team members achieve their goals, and by ensuring team members are applying their areas of strengths while building new expertise.
We have a collaborative workspace at The Hub in Darlinghurst Sydney which we use for focused purpose-driven meetings and to collaborate on live projects. We offer flexible working however and team members can work from The Hub or home as needed.