Part Time

Policy roles at the Mitchell Institute for Education and Health Policy

Closing date
02 Jan 2019
Job Location
City Queen Campus - Melbourne
Job Description


  • Are you an outstanding policy thinker with a commitment to educational opportunity for all in Australia?
  • Join this independent and respected policy think tank and make a difference to education in Australia.
  • A unique opportunity, located at our City Queen campus in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD

Policy Analyst

HEW 8 $93,548 - $105,347 per annum plus 17% superannuation. Two 12 month, fixed term fractional positions available. Apply here

Policy Fellow

HEW 9 $109,136 - $113,546 per annum plus 17% superannuation. Two 12 month, fixed term fractional positions available. Apply here

About the roles

The Mitchell Institute for Education and Health Policy is an independent education and health policy think tank established at Victoria University. Since its establishment, the Institute has played an important role in influencing government and    public policy through evidence-based research and initiating public debate on important issues.

As part of a small team, the Policy Analysts and Fellows will manage and undertake research and policy projects to create new thinking and practical policy solutions for Australia’s most pressing education issues.

The Policy Analysts will undertake policy and data analysis and review research across the education and training sectors, from early childhood through to higher and vocational education and training. Translating data analysis and research    into practical, fit for purpose recommendations will be a key feature of these important and interesting roles.

The Policy Fellows will play a leading role in translating research findings for general and government audiences under the guidance of the Education Policy Program Lead. These roles will have significant responsibility for raising awareness of Mitchell projects as well as influencing key decision makers to adopt relevant research findings.

About the people

We are looking for individuals with exceptional policy skills. Successful applicants will have: excellent conceptual and analytical capability; a strong ability to synthesise and present information and ideas in clear and concise ways; outstanding    communication, networking and relationship building skills and enjoy working in a small team. You will ideally have experience in education and training policy and/or research and must have a passion for, and commitment to, the concept of      equity and educational opportunities for all learners.

More information about the Mitchell Institute can be found at


The full range of duties can be found in the Position Description for each role.

How to apply

For a Position Description and to submit an application please visit our website

  • Applications must be submitted as a single document comprising;
  • A cover letter
  • Your CV

Your responses to the selection criteria listed in the Position Description

Reference numbers: Policy Fellows 906662

                                   Policy Analysts 905551


Contact for these positions: Professor Stephen Lamb (03) 9919 9523

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