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Policy Lead (Identified)

First Nations Clean Energy Network - Policy Lead (Identified)

Work to build the power of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to self-determine our own futures and protect country.

Original Power’s mission is to build the power, skills, capacity and collective capability of our people to genuinely self determine what happens in our communities and on country. We are a growing organisation with a base in Melbourne and staff working from home across Australia.

The First Nations Clean Energy Network (the Network) was launched in November 2021 and operates under an auspice arrangement with Original Power.


The Network is currently seeking Expressions of Interest for a Policy Lead (Identified) who can assist with the Network’s critically important policy development and engagement work.

The Policy Lead will work closely with the Director Policy and Engagement to undertake the policy development and engagement work of the First Nations Clean Energy Network and to lead the delivery of specific policy and research projects. 

Key responsibilities of the Policy Lead include:

  • Providing policy advice on activities and projects related to clean energy, including the implementation of national regional and remote demonstration projects

  • Assisting with the coordination of the First Nations Clean Energy Network policy working group and research working group, including preparing briefing papers and updates for the group members and broader Steering Group

  • Undertaking industry research and analysis that can contribute to organisational strategies and procedures

  • Maintaining stakeholder database for the clean energy team (eg. key contacts in government and other organisations) for the purposes of communication, advocacy and engagement activities

  • Monitoring relevant policy and clean energy sector developments and keeping internal teams up to date

  • Provide policy support to other team members when required

  • Project management to ensure projects are delivered in a timely, efficient and impactful manner.

You've got what it takes - Key selection criteria:

  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications which may include energy, public policy, economics, environment, renewable energy, law, sustainable development or journalism.
  2. At least 2-4 years’ experience in a similar role
  3. Knowledge of specialist areas of policy relevant to the work of the Network 
  4. High level of cultural knowledge with experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations
  5. Excellent communication skills with proven ability to generate high quality research-based content on deadline for a range of audiences
  6. Excellent organisational skills including time management, project management, record keeping, general administration and coordination of activities involving a wide range of people

How to Apply

To apply for this role please, send us a brief resume (no more than two pages) and a concise cover letter addressing the essential & desirable criteria per the position description.