Senior Policy Adviser, Investment and Commercial Development (VPSG5)

Job posted: 24/06/2022
Applications close: 08/07/2022 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 25/06/2025

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $103,920 - $125,735

Occupation: Property

Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/CW/375603

Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/CW/375603

Occupation: Property

Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735

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)


  1. Provide support to the Director of Investment and Commercial Development to ensure a coordinated approach to work being undertaken across the Commercial Development Team.
  2. Support and coordinate commercial and transactional input into policy work developed by Homes Victoria.
  3. Provide high-quality, authoritative advice and sound policy recommendations to senior management and government based on comprehensive research and input from policy, legal and operational areas.

An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Policy Adviser, Investment and Commercial Development on a Full-Time basis in the Commercial Development Unit

The Commercial Development Unit undertakes commercial, financial and policy analysis for transactions involving partnerships between Homes Victoria and third parties including Government agencies, financiers, developers, and community housing partners. It cultivates key relationships and legal arrangements to ensure that proposed transactions deliver on all stakeholders' expectations. It leads business case development, negotiations and transacts complex multiparty arrangements to unlock opportunities. It works across Homes Victoria to resolve policy, programmatic and strategic issues related to the above responsibilities.

The Senior Policy Advisor will work alongside a collaborative and multi-disciplinary team focused on delivering the Government's agenda of increasing access to social and affordable housing for Victorians as part of the $5 billion Big Housing Build.

As our ideal candidate, you will be required to demonstrate:

  1. Analytical and conceptual skills
  2. Written communication
  3. Relationship Building

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria, qualifications and/or requirements for the role please refer to the attached Position Description.

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19) based on Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022 (No. 8) directions as issued and updated from time to time. Vaccination requirements may differ from role to role based on their risk category and the duties performed. The department's policy (attached) outlines the risk categories and requirements for employees working for the department. Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may be required.  For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement. Please refer to the attached policy for more information - DFFH COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination policy.


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. 

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

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. 

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)

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Senior Policy Adviser, Investment and Commercial Development (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / 25/06/2025

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Michael Lemieszek | 0459 938 832

Senior Policy Adviser, Investment and Commercial Development (VPSG5)