Principal Adviser - Office for Women in Sport and Recreation (VPSG6)

Job posted: 22/07/2022
Applications close: 15/08/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $127,467 - $170,579

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/080431E

Reference: VG/080431E

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579

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.

  • Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term – 2 Years
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne (flexibility may be available)

The Team

The position of Principal Adviser – Office for Women in Sport and Recreation forms a part of the Sport and Recreation Victoria branch within the Sport, Recreation and Racing group.

The Sport, Recreation and Racing Group

Sport, Recreation and Racing (SRR) is comprised of Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV) and the Office of Racing.

Sport and Recreation Victoria

SRV aims to create greater sport and active recreation participation opportunities for all Victorians in order to maximise economic, social and health benefits and enhance Victoria's liveability.

This is achieved by supporting the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events and the Minister for Community Sport in the management of major sports facilities, administering grant programs that develop community facilities, strengthening the capacity of sport and recreation organisations, developing more active recreation and other innovative options to increase overall participation rates, reducing barriers to participation for specific population groups, supporting world-class sporting events and Victoria's high performance sport sector, and reinforcing the role that sport and active recreation plays in growing the Victorian economy, supporting jobs and building stronger communities.

The Role

Reporting to the Director, Office for Women in Sport and Recreation (OWSR), the Principal Adviser will provide high level strategic support and advice in responding to challenges and opportunities facing OWSR and its mandate to accelerate change towards a level playing field for women and girls in sport and active recreation in Victoria. This vital role will also lead OWSR's policy development to progress gender equality in sport and active recreation, and be responsible for nurturing OWSR's policy pipeline in line with the strategic priorities of the office and broader government policy.

Specifically, the role will be a key conduit and collaborator with department executives and other senior staff, the Minister's office, relevant policy and program areas, and select external stakeholders to ensure effective communication of OWSR's workplan, outcomes, policy development and delivery. This delivery will include an education and readiness roadmap for a current policy development project nearing implementation.

Working as part of OWSR's management team, this is a key role in fostering a culture of impact, innovation and inclusion within OWSR, and has the potential to be one of OWSR's most visible roles for government and industry stakeholders.

The Candidate

Are you?

Seeking an opportunity to drive meaningful change through public policy and strategy?

Passionate about creating opportunities for women and girls?

A strategic thinker and a self-starter, able to balance near term delivery with building towards a bigger picture?

For a confidential discussion, please contact Sarah Styles, Director, Office for Women in Sport and Recreation on changeourgame@sport.vic.gov.au.

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, in line with the Chief Health Officer (CHO) Directions and any other legislative requirements, directions, policies or procedures, including but not limited to any requirement to provide evidence of vaccination status.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter.

Applications close at midnight on 15 August 2022.

Principal Adviser - Office for Women in Sport and Recreation  (VPSG6)

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Sarah Styles | changeourgame@sport.vic.gov.au

Principal Adviser - Office for Women in Sport and Recreation  (VPSG6)