Senior Policy Officer, Sexual Assault Reform (VPSG5)

Job posted: 17/02/2021
Applications close: 07/03/2021 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 2 years

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $101,120 - $122,348

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/TBDSPOA

Reference: VG/TBDSPOA

Occupation: Policy

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of young people and recognises that young peoples’ rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • Fixed Term, Full time opportunity for 24 months
  • Salary $101,120 - $122,348 plus superannuation
  • Make a positive difference by influencing policy initiatives at the forefront of our community

About us

The vision of the Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is for a justice and community safety system that works together to build a safer, fairer and stronger Victoria

The Office of the Secretary at the Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) comprises a number of functional areas including policy, business operations and transformation.

About the role

As Senior Policy Officer, you will be working on a priority project and will be responsible for working effectively as part of a small project team to deliver generational policy reform, including:

  • engagement across the departmental and external stakeholders on key reform initiatives and project deliverables
  • supporting the team to deliver long-standing policy, practice and cultural reforms, 
  • providing responsive, considered and expert advice and high-level support to the Manager, Director, Secretary, Board of Management and Justice ministers
  • driving and building a strong culture of collaboration and the team's high-performance

Reporting to the Manager, the Senior Policy Officer will be responsible for contributing high level policy support to a high-functioning team and delivering generational reform to improve responses to sexual assault and sexual offending, within a complex and politically sensitive environment.

About you

We are seeking a motivated individual with a solid research and policy background, coupled with a strong interest in Aboriginal health and wellbeing issues.

As the preferred applicant, you will possess strong written skills, excellent stakeholder management capabilities and knowledge of Aboriginal culture and society and understanding of historical and contemporary issues relating to Aboriginal Victorians.

In addition, you will ideally possess:

  • demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with the Aboriginal community.
  • a demonstrated understanding of the Victorian Government's commitment to Aboriginal self-determination and be able to identify and deliver measurable outcomes that align with the overarching Aboriginal self-determination agenda.
  • demonstrated policy development and analysis capability, including the ability to achieve objectives within tight timeframes
  • an understanding of the justice system, including the issues and pressures to which the department and government must respond.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role please refer to the position description attached.

This is an Aboriginal Identified Position. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process, with the team contactable via email at aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au

Please visit https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/careers/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-island-employment for further information.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

Senior Policy Officer, Sexual Assault Reform (VPSG5)

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Full time / 2 years

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Gabriela Pulczynski | Gabriela.Pulczynski@justice.vic.gov.au

Senior Policy Officer, Sexual Assault Reform (VPSG5)