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Principal Policy Adviser

Victorian Department of Families, Fairness & Housing - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until December 2022

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $124,033 - $165,983

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/DFFH/CFD/560691

Job posted: 28/05/2021

Closes: 13/06/2021

Occupation: Policy

Classification: VPSG6

Job duration: Until December 2022

Contact: Millicent Blackman | (03) 9456 4249

Reference: VG/DFFH/CFD/560691

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $124,033 - $165,983

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life. Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable. We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage applications from Aboriginal people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities.

Role purpose
This role is part of an innovative and collaborative cross-government team that is designing and testing new ways of partnering with communities to address entrenched disadvantage and deliver local solutions to local challenges. It also contributes to the design and delivery of policies and programs that build connected and inclusive communities.

The successful applicant will have high level stakeholder management and policy skills, project management, research and analytical skills, and skills in the monitoring and evaluation of programs. The successful applicant will have experience in providing authoritative policy advice to senior executives, and will play a critical role representing the work of the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing within the cross-government team responsible for place-based reform.

The role will contribute to and lead packages of work for both the cross-government team (in the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions), and the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing.
Are you

  • Experienced in engagement and collaboration, and an excellent communicator?
  • Experienced in developing, implementing and guiding policy and strategy?
  • Keen to lead innovative projects in an agile environment?


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 Families, Fairness and Housing

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

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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