Technical Advisor: Envisaging the Future

The murder of George Floyd has dramatically highlighted what we've known for years - criminal justice and police approaches to public health problems make things worse. We know what's wrong - but what's the way forward to better alternatives?

Envisaging the Future of Policing and Public Health project is developing the evidence base for alternative approaches to the role of policing in addressing complex issues with health, criminal justice and social justice impacts and implications globally.

We need an enquiring mind able to communicate across a wide range of sectors and cultures to this join a newly established team exploring law enforcement and public health.

About the Role

You will be part of a team working to provide the evidence base for integration and reimagining of the law enforcement and public health sectors to increase community safety and well-being across a wide range of global settings.

You will have the ability to:

  • source and collect information from multiple sources about specific projects in any part of the world
  • coherently bring the information together into meaningful and interesting case studies which clearly demonstrate key principles, in line with the overall aim of the program
  • converse respectfully with key informants from all sectors and areas - police, prosecutors, health workers, managers, bureaucrats, people with lived experience from all walks of life and in many different societies

This is a unique career opportunity suited to someone with a social justice, policing or public health background.

You will have connectivity to a global network, and be mentored by an experienced senior professional in the sector.

This position has flexibility to be either part-time at 4 days a week or full-time for an initial 12-month contract. This position is based in Melbourne with hybrid working arrangements.


  • Base salary AUD$82,046 per annum paid at 0.8 – 1.0 FTE
  • 10% superannuation
  • access to not-for-profit sector salary packaging.

How to Apply

Further details can be obtained from the Position Description or by contacting Nick Crofts. Details of the Envisaging the Future are available here.

Candidates are requested to submit a:

  • CV (maximum 4 pages)
  • covering letter
  • separate statement addressing each selection criteria outlined in the position description (including the desirable criteria).

Forward your application to with “Application – Technical Advisor LEPH” included in the subject line.

Applications close – 5:00pm 30 January 2022.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement
Nossal Institute is committed to workplace equity and diversity. We encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, including people with diverse cultural backgrounds, gender identities and people with disability. We aim to remove barriers and apply the principles of reasonable accommodation in recruitment and more broadly in our work.

You need to be eligible to work in Australia to apply for the position.

Relevant background checks will be completed prior to the preferred candidate’s employment being confirmed.