Hearing Australia is looking for an outstanding policy professional to join our dynamic and collaborative organisation

  • Intersection of health care and public policy
  • Corporate Commonwealth Entity
  • Positively impacting people’s lives

Executive salary package commencing at $190,000 plus super (salary negotiated depending on experience)

3 Year fixed term appointment 

Applications close 9th August 2020


Hearing Australia is looking for an outstanding policy professional to join our dynamic and collaborative organisation. If you are passionate about the intersection of health care and public policy, and excited by the prospect of driving a national change agenda, join us.

You will work closely with our entire Executive team and key stakeholders across Australia to drive real-world policy change through small scale innovative projects and national collaborations. Working across the organisation, you will ensure that we have a coordinated and coherent approach to preventing avoidable hearing loss in line with our strategic objectives.

You will lead external advocacy efforts, partnerships, and initiatives with relevant community, industry, research and government coalitions. You will be able to manage and drive complex projects, and provide clear and confident guidance, including in situations of high ambiguity. You will be a confident leader, able to operate respectfully and collaboratively with community organisations, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations.

In This Role, You’ll Get To:

  • Position Hearing Australia as a national leader in the prevention of avoidable hearing loss by providing sophisticated thought leadership
  • Develop our national hearing loss prevention strategy
  • Drive a long-term focus and awareness of emerging issues and opportunities for hearing loss prevention through problem identification, testing and challenging assumptions and approaches
  • Collaborate across the organisation and with external stakeholders to execute prevention activities to successful results
  • Partner with external stakeholders and agencies to drive execution against strategy
  • Drive internal and external communications regarding our prevention strategy and initiatives
  • Represent Hearing Australia publicly and at national forums in relation to Hearing Australia’s hearing loss prevention activities
  • Lead a small, highly skilled team of professionals.

More About You

  • You have high quality strategic thinking, thought leadership and success in relation to the delivery of complex policy reforms and operational initiatives
  • You have significant experience in successfully driving innovative policy change
  • You have the ability to dive into the details when needed, to assess complex policy and impacts and formulate strategic advice
  • You are pragmatic and love to get things done
  • You are analytical and not afraid to utilise data where needed
  • You think creatively and are not afraid of big ideas or stretch goals
  • You are highly skilled in communication, networking, and negotiation

More About The Hearing Loss Prevention Unit

The Hearing Loss Prevention Unit sits within the National Acoustic Laboratories, the research arm of Hearing Australia. The Unit was recently established to strengthen in-house capability, deliver a new ambitious Prevention Strategy and drive national action.

One in six Australians currently have some form of hearing loss, representing around 3.6 million people or 14.5% of the population. This makes it the second most common health condition experienced by Australians and more common than asthma, heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

Around 49% of childhood hearing loss and 37% of adult hearing loss is preventable. For too long, approaches to the prevention of avoidable hearing loss across boarders have been inconsistent, disconnected and lacking in long term vision. The role of the new Prevention Unit is to elevate Hearing Australia as a national leader and advocate for the prevention of avoidable hearing loss, driving systemic and lasting change.

Why work for Hearing Australia?

At Hearing Australia, our essence and purpose is to be caring and to have a positive impact. Everything we do reflects these values out in the community and with our hearing centres across the country. A career with us is rewarding because you are helping to positively impact people’s lives and improve Australia’s hearing health.


Thea Knill, Strategic Advisor on 0400 389 899 or email [email protected]

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Applications close 9th August, 2020 Apply Online

Head of Hearing Loss Prevention

Hearing Australia

From $ 190000
Consulting and Strategy
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