VPS 5.2 Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5.2)

Job posted: 20/07/2021
Applications close: 03/08/2021 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 12 Months

Organisation: Office of the Ombudsman Victoria

Salary: $111,736 - $122,348

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/SF/STAT/1551655

Reference: VG/SF/STAT/1551655

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $111,736 - $122,348

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Can you manage and lead a small team and undertake policy-related work to make a difference?

The Victorian Ombudsman (VO) is currently seeking applications from experienced Policy Leaders to work closely with the Principal Legal Adviser.  The Senior Policy Officer will manage and lead generational improvement of operational policies, processes, practices and systems enhancement in the application of Ombudsman Act 1993 (Vic) and related legislation. This role also consults widely across senior management within our Statutory Functions area and has regular interactions with internal staff to inform their understanding of operational policy needs.

Available opportunity:

  • VPS 5.2 $111,736 - $122,348 per annum plus 10% employer superannuation contribution
  • 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

You will bring to this opportunity a mix of experience in:

  • Undertaking of day-to-day leadership and management of policy-related projects and activities within a Policy & or Legal team.
  • Managing, leading and professionally developing  staff to ensure the team achieves organisational work plans and priorities.
  • Providing comprehensive legal advice on complex issues and a contribution to cross organisational policy and systems development that effect practical improvements.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to collaboratively work with senior management and internal stakeholders to achieve the Ombudsman's strategic objectives.
  • Well-developed analytical skills with the ability to gather, collate and analyse information from various sources.
  • Formal qualifications in law or a related discipline would be highly regarded.

How to apply:

Applications need to be submitted online via the ‘Apply Now' button.

To be considered for this role, you must include:

  • a 1-page Cover Letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the Position Description
  • a Resume, no longer than 5 typed pages (PDF)

Applications close 5pm on Tuesday 3 August 2021.


Want to find out more about us and what we do?  Please visit:  www.ombudsman.vic.gov.au

VO is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing an inclusive, accessible and safe work environment. We want to ensure all applicants and employees with disability are treated respectfully and equitably in all stages of the recruitment process.   We encourage job applications from people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, LGBTIQ and cultures, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. VO is committed to supporting our employees balance their work and life commitments. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements. The types of flexibility may differ from role to role.

VPS 5.2 Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5.2)

Job type:

Full time / 12 Months

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Deputy Ombudsman | People@ombudsman.vic.gov.au

VPS 5.2 Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5.2)