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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. 

Human Resources and Development Officer

The Centre for Policy Development (CPD) is looking to hire a Human Resources (HR) and Development Officer. This is a new position, and 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 entry-level position and 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 and trained to develop your skills.

We invite First Nations people, people of colour, people with lived experience of forced migration, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQI+ community, and people without a family history of tertiary education to apply for this role.

The successful candidate will be based in CPD’s Sydney office. This position is full time.  We support flexible and hybrid work and will consider either full-time or part-time for the right candidate.

See the full position description here

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’. For specific roles, please follow the provided instructions.

Please provide an attached CV and cover letter. The cover letter must comment 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.