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Join the team at CPD

At the Centre for Policy Development, we believe our team is our key asset and we are committed to recruiting and retaining talented and committed individuals.  We have two positions currently open.

Human Resources (HR) and Development Officer

The Centre for Policy Development (CPD) is looking to hire a Human Resources (HR) and Development Officer. In this position, you will work closely with CPD’s Chief Operations Officer, to support the development and implementation of HR initiatives and systems, and support fundraising administration processes.

This is an ideal role for someone looking to start a non-profit career in human resources,  administration or fundraising/development.  We are most interested in your attention to detail, organisational skills, enthusiasm and commitment to our mission. You will be supported to develop your skills.

This is a Sydney based position.

Position Description – HR and Development Officer

Senior Policy Adviser – Early Childhood Development Initiative

The Centre for Policy Development is looking to hire a proactive and passionate Senior Policy Adviser in the Early Childhood Development Initiative. 

In this role you will be working on policy analysis and system reform in the ECD policy space, so that Australia can become the best place to be and raise a child. You will be involved with policy work focused on improving paid parental leave, maternal and child health, early childhood education and care, transitions to school, wraparound and integrated services, and related policy areas that support families and young children from birth to 8 years old.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on one of the most important issues for our society and economy and society in Australia. Our team enjoys frequent interaction with policymakers in government, media, and the wider policy world. You’ll be joining a close-knit team that delivers real impact at senior levels of policymaking.

This is a Sydney based position.

Position Description – Senior Policy Adviser (ECD) – 2023

Our Culture

We build constructive, respectful working relationships — internally and externally — and we take equity and inclusion seriously. We are committed to listening, learning and growing.

We recognise the best solutions are developed when diverse voices contribute, so we try hard to integrate all perspectives into our work — especially those of people with lived experience of the issues we are trying to address.

CPD Internships

Internships are available on a case-by-case basis depending on research project needs. CPD only accepts internships that are part of an accredited program of study, and we are committed to ensuring mutual benefit and genuine professional development through the internship process.

All general applications should be addressed to ‘Centre for Policy Development’ and sent via email to [email protected]. The subject line must be ‘Internship Application for CPD’.

Please attach a CV and cover letter. The cover letter must include a comment (one or two paragraphs) on a CPD research paper and a policy issue the applicant is passionate about. Applications that do not meet these criteria will not be considered.