Senior Policy Officer/Advisor - 2 Vacancies (VPSG5)

Job posted: 15/09/2021
Applications close: 29/09/2021 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Please see attached PD for further information

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $102,637 - $124,183

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/DH/CSI/614146/352648

Reference: VG/DH/CSI/614146/352648

Occupation: Policy

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.


Senior Policy Officer/Advisor - 2 Vacancies

Multiple opportunities available in health workforce policy, program management and strategy for suitably experienced individuals

The Senior Policy Advisor/Officer is a key member of the Workforce Strategy and Wellbeing Branch.

The Workforce Strategy and Wellbeing Branch works to support a sustainable and integrated healthcare workforce and provides expert advice on workforce issues, emerging trends and future directions to enhance service delivery across the health sector and improve the health and wellbeing of all Victorians.  Key functions include:

  • Providing advice on key issues affecting medical and health professions within the health sector,
  • Supporting the medical and health workforce supply pipelines and the recruitment and retention of highly skilled practitioners across the health system,
  • Building the capability of medical and health professionals and the broader workforce to respond to systems-level challenges and reform,
  • Promoting and facilitating the development and optimal utilisation of the medical and health professional workforce to deliver high quality, contemporary services and innovations that best respond to community need, and
  • Enhancing visibility and understanding of the medical and health professions and their value-add to the health system.


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 Health <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-health>

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

Senior Policy Officer/Advisor - 2 Vacancies (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / Please see attached PD for further information

Job classification:



Sharon Downie, Manager | 0436 446 502, Sharon.Downie@health.vic.gov.au

Senior Policy Officer/Advisor - 2 Vacancies (VPSG5)