Director, Policy (SES1)

Job posted: 24/02/2021
Applications close: 10/03/2021 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $192,800 - $249,700

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/035177

Reference: VG/035177

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $192,800 - $249,700

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

Our work supports a range of diverse portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We also oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do.


  • Drive policy that delivers better employment and economic inclusion outcomes
  • Executive Leadership opportunity in the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, fixed term up to December 2023

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) is seeking to appoint a Director, Policy, to provide leadership to the Employment and Inclusion Group strategic policy and policy coordination team to ensure achievement of key deliverables.

As a leader in the Employment and Inclusion group, reporting to the Executive Director, Policy and Strategy, you will:

  • Lead a high-performing, and collaborative policy team to deliver timely and accurate ministerial, parliamentary, and legislative products relating to the work of the group.
  • Provide expert advice and analysis of employment and labour market data, labour market programs and job creation and inclusion.
  • Work collaboratively to support integrated, effective, and inclusive cross-government policies and strategic that support economic participation and inclusion.

An experienced, and collaborative leader, you will have a deep understanding of public policy, and extensive experience contributing to policy formulation and implementation of large-scale, whole of government projects in complex settings.

In this role you will pro-actively build and maintain positive relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure that government priorities are incorporated as part of public policy.

A track record of developing constructive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, as well as a flexible approach to resolving issues will help you succeed in this role.

How to Apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

Applicants should view the full Position Description attached to this advertisement before applying. 

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Katrina Currie, Executive Director, Policy and Strategy on 0406 384 397.

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday 10 March 2021.

Director, Policy (SES1)

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Katrina Currie | 0406 384 397

Director, Policy (SES1)