.6 FTE (3 days a week) | Fixed-term Contract (July 1 2022 - June 30 2023) | Hobart based | SCHADS Level 4 (salary packaging available)
Help us make history!
The Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Council of Tasmania (ATDC) is inviting applications for the position of Lived Experience Project Officer.
This new, fixed-term position builds on the momentum of lived experience advocacy in Tasmanian’s alcohol and other drug sector, and will play a key role in supporting the establishment of an independent lived experience organisation.
We’re looking for someone with a strong awareness of lived experience advocacy (and/or peer work), and a sound understanding of the alcohol and other drug sector in Tasmania. Previous experience working or presenting in our sector (or the social services sector) is highly desirable.
The Lived Experience Project Officer will play a critical role in galvanising the community of people with lived experience, and regularly advocate for and represent their views to our sector.
The successful applicant must be an excellent communicator and be able to establish and maintain strong relationships with people with lived experience of alcohol or other drugs. Experience in the organisation and facilitation of small groups, and participation in sector events will be regarded highly. Applicants who can demonstrate their reliability and accountability through prior work experience or placements will also make a compelling case to the selection panel.
Applicants are also encouraged to include details of qualifications and professional experience. The successful applicant will need a familiarity or proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite.
This is an exceptionally exciting time to become involved in the push to establish a legitimate platform for people with a lived experience of alcohol and other drugs. The team at the ATDC looks forward to welcoming someone who is passionate about working in an organisation committed to evidence-based policies and practices that treat drug use as a health issue, and seeks to reduce the stigma, harm and discrimination associated with drug use.
For further questions, contact Greg on 03 6231 5002 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a call back.
Applications must include three documents to be considered for interview:
- a short cover letter that introduces yourself and why you are interested in this position (maximum 1 page)
- a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages) with two referees listed
- and a response to the six selection criteria listed in the position description (maximum 3 pages).
Address to: Greg Taylor, Reform Agenda Officer: email@example.com
Applications close 5pm Friday 10 June 2022.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by Monday 20 June.
If you think you are the right person for this role, and you also have a lived experience of alcohol, tobacco or other drug use, we encourage you to apply.
Interested in learning more about this role?
Reform Agenda OfficerGreg is highly experienced in the visual arts and community development sectors. He helped establish the Spinifex Hill Studio in the Pilbara region of Western Australia and has worked around the country as a freelance producer.Read more✖
Greg brings his artistic sensibility to his role, quietly radiating intelligence and creativity. He is witty and sharp, but has a steady and reliable nature that the team greatly appreciates. Greg’s skills and experience in working with a broad range of people means he is insightful and sensitive, and can adapt to the various daily experiences his role presents in an authentic way. Integrity is important to him, and this shows in his honesty and kind critiques of others when necessary – leading to strong and trusting relationships. Greg would love to see a legitimate platform for people who have lived experience to be heard, and for this to lead to positive change in our society. He also hopes for a future where uncertainty in our community leaders isn’t seen as a weakness, and curiosity is valued over immediate decision-making. Career highlights:
- Writing the business case for the independent lived experience organisation for the alcohol and other drug sector in Tasmania for the ATDC
- Being the founding studio manager of Spinifex Hill Studio in the Pilbara region of Western Australia