Senior Policy Analyst, Homes Victoria (VPSG5)

Job posted: 02/08/2022
Applications close: 17/08/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 25/10/2024

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $103,920 - $125,735

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/CW/682948

Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/CW/682948

Occupation: Policy

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)


Are you:

  • Someone who can use your analytical skills working with a policy team to translate data insights into action?
  • Looking for a role to take your policy analyst skills to the next level through data analytics and visualisation in social and affordable housing?
  • A Power BI developer, and/or someone who can understand the steps required to build data visualisation through applications such as Power BI?  
  • Able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment?
  • A team player who can work collaboratively with colleagues and diverse stakeholders?

An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Policy Analyst on a Fixed-term basis in the Social Housing Reform unit 

The Housing Policy branch is responsible for social and affordable housing policy and reform, including leading Home Victoria's Cabinet and cross government interface on housing issues. The branch is responsible for Aboriginal Housing policy and sector engagement and partnerships with community housing and local government. The branch also manages Homes Victoria's governance and corporate strategy functions, including the Homes Victoria Advisory Board, and establishment of Homes Victoria's work, including responsibility for the Board and corporate planning.

The Social Housing Reform unit works to develop policy responses across the housing continuum. A key focus for the unit is to improve the Victorian community's access to safe, appropriate and affordable housing and to embed social and affordable housing as essential infrastructure across the State. The unit is responsible for key reforms announced as part of the Big Housing Build, including development of a 10-Year Strategy for Social and Affordable Housing.

The unit is driving an ambitious person-focused reform agenda, which includes developing and implementing policy, program and legislative reform. Social Housing Reform works in close partnership with other parts of Homes Victoria, the department, other state government departments and external stakeholders to improve social and affordable housing outcomes in Victoria.

The Senior Policy Analyst will lead critical design and analysis of key housing and homelessness data sets to transform the way in which Homes Victoria uses data and insights to analyse and solve policy challenges. New data visualisation tools, through software such as Power BI will support policy development and program and service reform. Applicants should possess strong data and analytical abilities, strong project management skills, be collaborative and able to provide clear advice to inform decision-making.

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

  1. Advanced computer and data translation skills: 
  2. Organising and planning 
  3. Problem solving


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment that 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).  The department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy (Word) outlines the requirements for existing employees, other workplace participants and prospective employees.  Subject to exceptions, only employees or other workplace participants with up-to-date vaccination status (see definitions section of the policy) against COVID-19 and who provide evidence of their Vaccination Status are permitted to work for the department outside their ordinary place of residence.  For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement.  Please refer to the above link for more information. 

Other mandatory qualifications or requirements for this opportunity include:

  • A tertiary qualification in fields related to information technology, data and design, community services, economics, public policy/administration would be desirable.

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


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)

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