- Advocacy, Research and Policy Unit
- Location: Canterbury, with some flexibility to work from home
- Full-time (Part-time hours negotiable)
- Contract to June 2024
- Classified under the SCHADS Award Level 5, Paypoint 3
- $92,773 gross per annum (Full-time) + super + generous salary packaging
- Aboriginal Identified role
Australia has the shameful reality of the highest percentage of First Nations peoples in custody across the world. We are committed to advocating for change to reduce the impact of the criminal justice system on First Nations peoples and are proud to support employment of First Nations peoples.
The Community Restorative Centre’s (CRC’s) Advocacy, Research and Policy Unit (ARPU) exists to achieve better outcomes for people impacted by the criminal justice system on both a service delivery and systemic level through reviewing, conducting, and translating research and evidence to guide CRC’s work, as well as agitate for broader policy and sector reform. The work we carry out is wide and varied and aims to be responsive to CRC’s needs and the political climate. Importantly, our work is informed by the lived experience of the people with whom we work, CRC staff, the wider NGO sector, as well as academic and expert partners.
Reporting to the Research Manager, you will make a significant contribution to research and evaluation studies focussed on issues pertinent to our clients and people impacted by the criminal justice system, including those related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities.
A day in the life of a Research Officer might look like this, but every day will be different. You will be responsible for:
- Undertaking the project management, administration and conduct of research and evaluation projects
- Preparing research briefs, assessing proposals and commissioning research consultants as required
- Preparing ethics applications to relevant ethics committees
- Managing and facilitating Aboriginal research reference groups
- Designing research and evaluation plans, methodologies and tools
- Using CRC’s case management system to export data and conduct analysis
- Analysing research data (quantitative and/or qualitative)
- Preparing reports and presentations
- Contributing to the interpretation of research and evaluation findings
- Developing and maintaining internal and external relationships with research and evaluation participants and stakeholders.
- Support programs that aim to break entrenched cycles of disadvantage, homelessness, and imprisonment for First Nations communities
- Be part of a community-based agency that has been delivering effective services in our field for over 70 years
- Join a dedicated, energetic team with a culture of flexibility, trust, integrity, and respect
- Access additional Wellbeing Leave and hybrid working arrangements
- Participate in Cultural Supervision for First Nations staff.