Policy & Research Officer

The Local Community Services Association (LCSA) is seeking an experienced Policy & Research Officer to join the team.

This position is funded through the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) State Peaks Program for 38 hours per week at SCHADS Award, Level 6. The role is based in Sydney and requires some travel within metropolitan and regional NSW. Working from home and other flexible work arrangements can be negotiated.

LCSA represents over 170 Neighbourhood and Community Centres and other locally-based, locally-governed community development organisations across NSW. LCSA is the voice for Community Development in NSW. We advocate on behalf of our members, represent their interests to government and provide capacity building and organisational governance support.

About the Role

The purpose of this role is to contribute high quality research, analysis, written and oral advice and stakeholder engagement to support LCSA’s policy development and advocacy work across a range of policy areas, which is soundly evidence based, grounded in the LCSA’s policy principles and developed with relevant constituency and stakeholder support and involvement.

For all information regarding this role, including the Essential Selection Criteria, please download the Position Description by clicking below.

Position Description

NOTE: This is a re-advertised position. Previous applicants need not apply.


All applicants must submit a CV and a letter addressing the Selection Criteria by COB 20 July 2022.

Submissions can be made via email to [email protected] or if you prefer sending a hard copy, please clearly mark it as "Confidential" and mail it to LCSA, Level 2/Studio17, 617 Elizabeth Street, Redfern NSW 2016

LCSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and people from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must be Australian citizens, permanent residents or have a visa status with unrestricted permission to work in Australia.

NOTE: This position is also advertised on the following websites, where you can use their online submission form to apply if provided.

For any enquiries contact LCSA Executive Officer Can Yasmut by emailing [email protected] or call (02) 9660 2044.