Senior Policy Advisor (VPSG5)

Job posted: 11/02/2022
Applications close: 04/07/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $103,920 - $125,735

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/DJ1814

Reference: VG/DJ1814

Occupation: Policy

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

About us

Based within the Service Delivery Reform, Coordination and Workplace Safety (SDRCWS) Division, the branch is responsible for the management, co-ordination, stakeholder engagement and secretariat responsibilities associated with the Department of Justice and Community Safety's (DJCS) contributions to the whole of government response to the Royal Commission in Victoria's Mental Health System (RCVMHS).

About the role

The Senior Policy Adviser will support the Manager to ensure that Mental Health Royal Commission reform matters are considered and embedded across the Department of Justice and Community Safety and the justice portfolio. The Senior Policy Adviser will support the work of the Family Violence and Mental Health Branch through reporting, stakeholder engagement, analysis, policy advice and/or project management. This includes leading the development of high quality, timely advice and briefings on complex matters related to the government response to the Mental Health Royal Commission, managing projects, and building positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Please submit your application with a two-page cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and a CV.

About you

As our ideal candidate you will possess:

  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills with a particular ability to analyse complex policy issues and provide accurate and strategic advice
  • Sound knowledge of Government and of Cabinet and Parliamentary processes
  • Sound understanding of project management and associated tools
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare well-written, timely, concise, accurate and audience-appropriate briefings and reports
  • Demonstrated ability to diagnose trends, obstacles and opportunities in the internal and external environment that connect to own work and teams work
  • Demonstrated ability to gain agreement to proposals and ideas whilst building behind the scenes support for ideas to ensure buy-in and ownership

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role, please refer to the attached position description.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).

Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.


Senior Policy Advisor (VPSG5)

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Sarah Falkiner on 0455 899 241 | Sarah.Falkiner@justice.vic.gov.au

Senior Policy Advisor (VPSG5)