Senior Policy Advisor, Community Housing (VPSG5)

Job posted: 13/09/2021
Applications close: 27/09/2021 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / to 01/05/2024

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $102,637 - $124,183

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/DFFH/HOU/603060

Reference: VG/DFFH/HOU/603060

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183

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 people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities.



A rewarding and challenging opportunity exists for an experienced Senior Policy Advisor reporting to and supporting the work of the Director, Community Housing, Homes Victoria.

The Senior Policy Advisor 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. This will be achieved through partnership with non-profit community housing organisations that develop, own and manage social and affordable housing. These organisations are positioned to play a leading role in Government's landmark $5 billion social and affordable housing investment program known as the Big Housing Build.

You will operate in a complex and dynamic environment, requiring capacity to exercise sound judgement, liaise effectively with senior executives and build relationships with key people across the department and relevant stakeholders for Homes Victoria.

The role will require a dynamic and flexible candidate, skilled in written and verbal communication, stakeholder management, consultation, and negotiation.

Are you:

  • Looking to apply policy development and advisory skills to a high-profile program that will deliver quality, secure and affordable housing to people in the Victorian community who need it?
  • An experienced policy advisor with a focus on building and contributing to a strong team culture?
  • Passionate about collaboration and partnership between the non-profit sector and government?
  • Experienced in planning and leading communication with multiple stakeholders?


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

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

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 further information please visit the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-families-fairness-and-housing>

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

Senior Policy Advisor, Community Housing (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / to 01/05/2024

Job classification:



Michael Smith | 0408 937 200

Senior Policy Advisor, Community Housing (VPSG5)