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Principal Policy Adviser - Workplace Safety (Vpsg6)

Department of Justice and Community Safety - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


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 children and recognises that children’s 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?

About Us

The Workplace Safety Reform unit was newly established in 2019 and supports the Minister for Workplace Safety in the delivery of an ambitious policy agenda and key strategic reforms.

This includes government's public and election commitments such as the implementation of a new Workplace Manslaughter offence, improvements to Victoria's workers' compensation system and a range of policy, legislative, and regulatory changes to improve safety in the workplace.

The Unit works closely with WorkSafe Victoria, and other regulatory bodies to deliver these commitments.

About the Role

The Principal Policy Adviser needs the ability to understand new subject matter quickly, develop expertise across a broad range of portfolio topics, and demonstrate initiative. The Principal Policy Adviser will:

  • lead or contribute to a number of key policy design
  • implement streams of work in the portfolio area
  • support the business as usual functions of the team
  • contribute to the leadership and mentoring of staff members.

The role involves a diverse range of work, including:

  • developing and implementing policy
  • legislative and administrative reforms
  • preparing advice to senior executives and the Department of Justice and Community Safety Ministers on complex matters and strategic reforms.

About You

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • demonstrated ability to provide team leadership including when working on complex projects and contribute to an inclusive team culture
  • proven ability to identify, build and maintain strong professional relationships in order to achieve collaborative outcomes
  • sound understanding of project management and associated tools
  • proven experience in providing complex policy advice and a sound understanding of legislative processes
  • experience driving your own workload, along with monitoring and coordinating the workload of the wider team
  • an understanding of service delivery models focussed on client-centred outcomes and/or the workplace safety landscape is desirable.

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.

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

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

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

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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