Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5)

Job posted: 18/11/2020
Applications close: 02/12/2020 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Premier and Cabinet

Salary: $99,872 - $120,838

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/1487666A

Reference: VG/1487666A

Occupation: Policy

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

We have an ongoing opportunity available for a talented and passionate Senior Policy Officer to join the Equality and Youth Branch within the Department of Premier and Cabinet. You will play a vital role in developing policy and implementing programs to support Victoria's LGBTIQ+ communities.

The position will work within the Equality Policy team across a variety of areas in policy development and program support for the Equality portfolio. The successful candidate will be flexible, well organised, and a supportive team player who can build relationships across government and community sectors, and with community members.

The Equality and Youth branch maintains two distinct portfolios:

  • The Equality portfolio - The Branch supports the Minister for Equality and champions diversity and inclusion through developing policies and programs to support and promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) communities. The Branch also provides support to the Victorian Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ Communities and the Victorian LGBTIQ+ Taskforce.

  • The Youth portfolio - The Branch supports the Minister for Youth by developing policies and delivering programs that work to improve outcomes for youth in Victoria. The Branch also works to embed considerations of young Victorians aged 12 - 25 into broader government policy, programs and services.

The roles require a proactive self-starter with good understanding of government processes and an ability to work in a complex, sensitive and fast paced environment. As the position will have a lead role in preparing quality and timely ministerial products - including correspondence, briefings, cabinet submissions - capability in these areas will also be highly regarded.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, working remotely arrangements are in place. 

The closing date for this position is midnight, Wednesday 2 December 2020.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply:

Apply before the advertised closing date, all applications should include:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.

Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5)

Job type:

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Rachel Cecilio | 0419 823 835

Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5)