Senior Legal Policy Officer (VPSG5)

Job posted: 29/09/2020
Applications close: 01/12/2020 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until 30/06/2021

Organisation: Department of Health and Human Services

Salary: $99,872 - $120,838

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/FSV/539445

Reference: VG/FSV/539445

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $99,872 - $120,838

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Family Safety Victoria is the first government agency dedicated to ending family violence. It will deliver key initiatives to help protect, support and identify risk for those impacted by family violence and hold perpetrators to account. We also coordinate access to services that support vulnerable children and families. We are working across government and with our partners in the family violence, family services and broader social services sectors to transform services and introduce new practices to make it easier for people to get the help, protection, and support they need. By leading collaboration and engagement for Victoria’s family violence response we will make sure victim survivors remain at the heart of these changes, and that services are safe, accessible and culturally appropriate. At Family Safety Victoria, everything we do begins with a deep understanding of people’s lived experiences and the specialist expertise of the family violence, family services and broader social services sectors. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply. If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Number of vacancies available: 1 x Full Time, Fixed Term position available until 30/06/2021

Office Location(s):
 35 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Position Summary:

As a Senior Legal Policy Officer in Family Safety Victoria's Organisational Transformation and Capability unit, you will undertake complex legal policy and project work to support Family Safety Victoria as an Administrative Office, including relating to subpoenas, freedom of information requests, privacy, public interest disclosures, and commissioning legal services. You will be required to prepare within tight timeframes, high quality briefings, discussion papers, project materials, presentations, reports and other documentation related to key policy initiatives and projects.

Are you?

  • A collaborator, who works well with others in pursuit of team goals? 
  • Able to work effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders?
  • An effective communicator with strong stakeholder engagement skills?

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and pre-employment screening processes.  Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

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.

Senior Legal Policy Officer (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / Until 30/06/2021

Job classification:



Jennifer Jones, Principal Advisor, Legal | 03 9194 3447

Senior Legal Policy Officer (VPSG5)