Senior Adviser, Stakeholder Management

Job posted: 05/07/2024
Applications close: 21/07/2024 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $106,534 - $128,897

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Reference: VG/DFFH/ASDO/716156JUL

Reference: VG/DFFH/ASDO/716156JUL

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

If you’re having any trouble viewing this ad and would like it or any attachments in an accessible format (such as large print), please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on the ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)


The Senior Adviser is responsible for corporate, administrative and communication support for the Office of the Executive Director including review and allocation of policy requests within the branch, across the division, and at times the department. The role will oversee the quality of policy briefs, adherence to timelines, and will provide specialist written advice to support the Executive Director participate at high level meetings and forums.

The role will provide secretariat support for Aboriginal Partnerships and Practice (APP) Branch meetings and Executive Leadership Meetings including the preparation of agendas and co-ordination of agenda papers. The Senior Adviser will coordinate relevant information between APP regional teams to ensure consistency and innovation are applied to integrated communication and engagement strategies.

The role requires strong communication skills and demonstrated experience of working with the Aboriginal community, Aboriginal community controlled organisations, and across the Victorian Public Service Sector.

The role operates within a complex and dynamic environment that requires capacity to exercise sound judgement, and the ability to proactively develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders.


  • Review, manage and monitor the administrative quality control processes for reporting, correspondence and briefings on complex policy and operational issues to ensure accuracy, relevance and timeliness.
  • Provide authoritative advice, reasoned recommendations and innovative solutions to complex and sensitive issues based on comprehensive research. 
  • Maintain confidentiality and display sound judgment when dealing with sensitive information and issues to provide quality and relevant information in line with government policies.  

Please open the position description to read more.

The department strongly recommends (but does not mandate) that employees maintain their COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with current ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) advice, given their individual circumstances. As of June 2023, DFFH does not require evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status.

The Equal Opportunity Act 2010, provides for lawful 'Special Measure' provisions, therefore the following has been applied to this role. 

This is a Designated role - Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.


All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <https://jse.vic.gov.au/user/login?destination=/new-home-page> portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 
Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process. 
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

Please apply to submit your interest in this position.

Senior Adviser, Stakeholder Management

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Gemma Unwin | 0477 913 039

Senior Adviser, Stakeholder Management