$60,000-$80,000 + super
(Based in Sydney, Australia)
Full-time: 38 hours per week
Contract: 12 months
Location: Sydney CBD, Australia
The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) was established in 2010 to apply insights from the behavioral sciences to public policy in the UK. In 2014, BIT became a social purpose company and has grown quickly to meet the high levels of demand for our work both in the UK and overseas. The Australian office was set up in 2015.
We have a collegial and non-hierarchical office culture. All our staff believe passionately in our company values: always prioritising social impact; empiricism and humility; fresh thinking, collaboration; and public service. We expect professional excellence in a work environment that is fast-paced, exciting and friendly.
The Australian office of the Behavioural Insights Team has partnered with the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation and is assembling a consortium to design and deliver a program of work that will help young teenagers use communications technology ethically. The Code for Online Decisions and Ethics (CODE) Program will focus on empowering teenagers with the knowledge and capacity to take positive action online. Our partners include frontline organisations working with young people, research and expert advisors, and an independent evaluator. This is an opportunity to deliver long-term benefits to teenagers and the wider Australian community in an under-examined arena.
Over the course of this program, we will explore the challenges faced by teenagers, parents, and educators, and identify and draw on what works in existing policies and programs. We will then bring together young people and experts from diverse fields to co-design solutions that will change behaviour, and test them in the real world. Finally, we will complete a robust evaluation of solutions to further teenagers’ ethical development and support them to make responsible decisions online, as well as to inform technology improvement and policy design in the long run.
We are seeking a bright and enthusiastic Program Support Officer to support the administration of CODE. You will report to the Program Director, playing a key support role. You will be a go-to person across a number of areas, undertaking administrative and project related work to assist in the achievement of project deliverables.
The program is being carried out in partnership with the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation in NSW and you will work closely with this organisation, as well as a wide range of other stakeholders.
You will support the management of the end-to-end program of work. This will involve helping to track program deliverables and budget, assisting with the organisation of events (including a youth panel), developing and maintaining strong relationships with consortium partners and other key personnel, and providing secretariat support to the Program Executive Group.
You will be part of a small team working in a dynamic environment where your strong communication and organisational will be vital in making the program a success.
The final salary will take your skills and experience into account but will be within the range of $60,000-$80,000 per annum. You will also be offered super as well as benefits.
We will ask five short questions in this application to assess your strengths and fit for the role. Successful candidates will then be invited to complete participate in an interview process which may involve a practical task.
Please contact Alexandra Hallen via email at firstname.lastname@example.org