Senior Policy Officer, Centre for Workforce Excellence (VPSG5)

Job posted: 16/02/2021
Applications close: 02/03/2021 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Up to September 2022

Organisation: Family Safety Victoria

Salary: $101,120 - $122,348

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Reference: VG/DHHF/FSV/593888

Reference: VG/DHHF/FSV/593888

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Family Safety Victoria is the first government agency dedicated to ending family violence. It will deliver key initiatives to help protect, support and identify risk for those impacted by family violence and hold perpetrators to account. We also coordinate access to services that support vulnerable children and families. We are working across government and with our partners in the family violence, family services and broader social services sectors to transform services and introduce new practices to make it easier for people to get the help, protection, and support they need. By leading collaboration and engagement for Victoria’s family violence response we will make sure victim survivors remain at the heart of these changes, and that services are safe, accessible and culturally appropriate. At Family Safety Victoria, everything we do begins with a deep understanding of people’s lived experiences and the specialist expertise of the family violence, family services and broader social services sectors. 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

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
35 Collins Street, Melbourne 

Position Summary: 

The Senior Policy Officer in the Centre for Workforce Excellence will support the development of Aboriginal workforce development initiatives alongside the Aboriginal Strategy and service design unit to ensure they align and reinforce principles of self-determination, and appropriately represent the views and interests of Aboriginal stakeholders. The position will need to:

  • Provide authoritative advice, maintain strong, collaborative relationships across government and with the family violence and broader social services sector, develop creative, evidence-based solutions and embed a diversity and intersectionality lens across all activities
  • Develop and manage project plans, grants, procurement activities and service agreements/contracts
  • Prepare reports, briefings and responses to information requests

Are you:

  • Experienced in establishing or managing complex procurement activity or grants processes?
  • Organised and able to multitask while maintaining quality and accuracy of work?
  • Able to communicate sensitively and effectively in complex and challenging situations?
  • A high performing team player with a collaborative approach?



How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and pre-employment screening processes.  Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening. 

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role. 
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

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.

Senior Policy Officer, Centre for Workforce Excellence (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / Up to September 2022

Job classification:



Sharon Paten, Director | 9194 3468

Senior Policy Officer, Centre for Workforce Excellence (VPSG5)