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Public policy coordinator - Perth


  • Working collaboratively with government, industry, our members to drive change for a better WA

  • Responding to RAC Members queries, providing policy, research, and project support

  • Full time, Permanent role, West Perth/WFH options


Since our foundation over 115 years ago, RAC has existed to be a driving force for a Better WA - this is our purpose. We advocate for all Western Australians, whether they are travelling as a driver, passenger, public transport user, pedestrian, motorcycle rider or rider of a bicycle or other micromobility device. And we work collaboratively with government, industry, our members and all Western Australians to champion change that will deliver safer, sustainable and connected communities - this is our 2030 vision.


As a Public Policy Coordinator, you can make a difference! This role provides support across RAC's three social impact pillars, offering significant variety and opportunities to learn about, and contribute to: reducing the number of people being killed or seriously injured on our roads; lowering vehicle emissions for cleaner, healthier air; and ensuring well-planned communities and transport that better connect people and places. The position is being offered as a full time, permanent role based within our newly refurbished West Perth office, with the option to work from home a couple of days per week.


What will you be doing?

Reporting to the Manager Road Safety Policy, you will be responsible for responding to member queries and providing policy, research and project management support across RAC's three social impact pillars, to contribute towards RAC's 2030 Vision for a safer, sustainable and connected Western Australia.

  • Drafting written responses to queries from RAC members and external organisations relating to our social impact pillars, particularly to road rules and road safety.

  • Calling members, where appropriate, to discuss their queries with them, and drafting written enquiries to government relating to member queries.

  • Assisting with desk research, survey preparation and data analysis to produce evidence to help inform technical projects and RAC's policy positions.

  • Providing research and analysis assistance for reports, papers, submissions, presentations and briefing notes.

  • Assisting with preparing reports and submissions for publication.

  • Assisting to maintain datasets including crash data, and interrogating these datasets.

  • Providing support with reviewing RAC external communications material such as Horizons magazine and RAC's website, including fact-checking.

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, including helping to advise internal stakeholders on matters relating to public policy.


What are we looking for in you?

  • Tertiary qualifications (e.g. a Bachelor degree) in economics, statistics, law, public policy, planning, social research, or similar.

  • Outstanding attention to detail and well developed communications skills, both written and verbal.

  • Research, conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Enthusiastic about making a positive difference and ability to work independently and collaborate with others to achieve results

  • General interest in public policy and the ability to stay abreast of industry trends and developments.

  • Understanding of the transport sector, and its relationship with safety, sustainability and connectivity, is desirable.


What can we offer you?

Better Journeys Begin at RAC. A career at RAC is more than just a job. We are passionate about our people, and we strive to create an environment that fosters their growth, our culture, and diversity and inclusion for all. We provide:

  • Professional career development and training

  • Recognise the value of flexible working arrangements & embrace a hybrid work approach.

  • Technology and tools to enable you to do your job from anywhere!


  • Access to RAC member benefits

  • An established Diversity & Inclusion strategy

  • Generous discounts on home, contents and car insurance plus free roadside assistance

  • In-house Health and Wellness programs

  • A very active Social Club - join one of the most active social clubs in Perth with over 900 members!



Please note: Please submit a covering letter and resume, applications close: Sunday 12th March 2023. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as RAC reserves the right to close this vacancy without notice. For further information please contact Tegan Rattew on 9436 5385 or direct message on Linked In.

COVID-19 vaccinations: To help ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our people and members it is a requirement that all employees are fully vaccinated including boosters.

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