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Policy and Planning Manager

Policy and Planning Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate policy advice and strategic planning within organisations.

Overview

Policy and Planning Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate policy advice and strategic planning within organisations.

Day-to-day

  • developing, implementing and monitoring strategic plans, programs, policies, processes, systems and procedures to achieve goals, objectives and work standards
  • developing, implementing, administering and participating in policy research and analysis
  • coordinating the implementation of policies and practices
  • establishing activity measures and measurements of accountability
  • overseeing and participating in the development of policy documents and reports
  • consulting with and providing expert advice to government officials and board members on policy, program and legislative issues
  • representing the organisation in negotiations, and at conventions, seminars, public hearings and forums convened to discuss policy issues.

Considerations

  • stressful.

Occupation snapshot
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$2,338 / week
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To become a Policy and Planning Manager

  • You usually need a bachelor degree in local government or another related field and relevant experience to work as a Policy and Planning Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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