Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5.1)

Job posted: 21/07/2021
Applications close: 08/08/2021 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation

Salary: $101,120 - $111,734

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/GL/GL2091

Reference: VG/GL/GL2091

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $101,120 - $111,734

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Do you enjoy coming up with practical, evidence-based policy to assist staff perform their roles in a fair and consistent manner? Are you an excellent communicator who enjoys developing and delivering training? Do you have experience reviewing legislation and advising staff on making decisions informed by statutory criteria? Then you may be an ideal candidate for the role of Senior Policy Officer, a 12-month fixed term position commencing on 1 November 2021.

The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) is the independent statutory authority which regulates Victoria's gambling and liquor industries. Our vision is that Victorians and visitors enjoy safe and responsible gambling and liquor environments. We license, inform & educate, monitor and enforce the liquor and gambling industries through a risk-based approach to regulation. Working at the VCGLR is both challenging and diverse and makes a positive contribution to Victoria. Learn more about the VCGLR and the work we do on the VCGLR website.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and talented Senior Policy Officer to take a lead role in delivering policy projects and implementing legislative reform, monitoring divisional performance data, analysing data to identify emerging trends and issues, and leading the design and delivery of training to new and existing divisional staff on processes and procedures.

Core to being successful in this role will be your strong written and oral communications skills, expertise in building and maintaining high value relationships with stakeholders; experience in developing policy advice within a complex environment and experience in coordinating the collation of data for reporting purposes.

You will have a demonstrated understanding or the ability to quickly acquire knowledge of the liquor licensing and gambling legislative frameworks.  

The successful applicant will work effectively as a member of a team, enjoy flexible working arrangements and undertake a wide variety of work across the division.

The Senior Policy Officer role is a 12-month fixed term position commencing on 1 November 2021.

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • four years minimum experience as a policy officer
  • a qualification in public policy or public administration, regulatory studies, or law
  • a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or demonstrated equivalent experience designing and delivering training programs

What's in it for you?

We encourage a reward and recognition culture that ensures your hard work and success is acknowledged. Our benefits include:

  • an attractive remuneration package  
  • on-going professional and personal development
  • values based work environment
  • employee assistance program and flexible work options; and
  • health and well-being initiatives.

If this opportunity appeals to you, please submit a cover letter, resume and written responses to the questionnaire that is aligned with the key selection criteria. The questionnaire will appear on the last screen before you submit your application.

Applicants may be required to undergo pre-employment screening as part of the recruitment process. For further information, please refer to the Victorian Public Sector Commission website pre-employment screening policy.

For further information contact Trent Ryan on (03) 9098 5695 or trent.ryan@vcglr.vic.gov.au

Closing date for applications is Sunday, 8 August 2021

Our Values: Work together, Act with integrity, Respect other people, Make it happen.

Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5.1)

Job type:

Full time

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Trent Ryan | (03) 9098 5695

Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5.1)