Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5)

Job posted: 17/02/2021
Applications close: 04/03/2021 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

1 day remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until end of April 2023

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $101,120 - $122,348

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/603615

Reference: VG/603615

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $101,120 - $122,348

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians.

The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination.


This is a great opportunity for a skilled and motivated Senior Policy Officer to join a small, dynamic and fast-paced team tasked with delivering key reforms, as part of Homes Victoria's Big Housing Build, the largest housing investment and reform program Victoria has ever seen. 

Are you:

  • Someone who can develop and deliver complex policy and reform projects?
  • Able to engage, influence and work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders?
  • Capable of translating data and insights into compelling policy ideas?
  • A proactive person with strong organisational skills, who can manage and deliver multiple projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment?
  • Able to read, understand and translate the strategic operating environment into your day to day work?


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' below to submit your interest in this position.

Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / Until end of April 2023

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Julian Wright | Julian.Wright@homes.vic.gov.au

Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5)