Senior Adviser

The Victorian Public Sector Commission plays a key role in stewardship of the public sector. It works to strengthen the efficiency, effectiveness and capability of the public sector and maintain, and advocate for, public sector professionalism and integrity. Join the Victorian Public Sector Commission and become a valued member of this innovative and high performing team. Your contribution will help shape and lead strategic government directions across Victoria.
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Department: Victorian Public Sector Commission
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1330505
Closing Date: 02-May-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: 6 months
Attachments: VPS 5 Senior Adviser PD.pdf (PDF, 543KB)

Contact: Louise Clery
03 9651 0310

Position Details

Senior Adviser, VPS-5, Integrity & Advisory

The Integrity and Advisory Branch undertakes governance functions and helps to maintain public sector integrity by:

  • advocating for an apolitical and professional public sector;
  • issuing and applying codes of conduct and standards;
  • monitoring and reporting to public sector body Heads on compliance with the public sector values, codes of conduct and public sector employment principles and standards;
  • reviewing employment related actions and making relevant recommendations; and
  • maintaining a register of lobbyists.

The Branch also conducts inquiries and organisational reviews into the efficiency, effectiveness and capability of public sector organisations, and undertakes reviews and research into contemporary public policy.

This position will be responsible for managing and undertaking various governance, integrity and enquiry functions of VPSC, and will be required to work across the Branch on other priorities as needed.

The ideal applicant will be someone who can demonstrate the following key selection criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience in policy roles within the public service or broader sector and a strong understanding of the systems and structures of government. Experience in operational processes or systems, governance and/or integrity-related policy would be an advantage.
  • Excellent written skills and experience in the preparation of timely, clear and concise reports and briefing papers.
  • Demonstrated project management capabilities and experience in a complex and time-pressured environment.
  • Effective communication, interpersonal and liaison skills, including effective consultation with both small and large groups of internal and external stakeholders, on complex and sensitive issues.
  • Highly detailed focus, with the ability to work and present information in an accurate, detailed and precise manner.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to demonstrate the Public Sector Values.

How to apply:

Applications including a cover letter with your resume, outlining your skills, knowledge and qualities that will make you a success within the VPSC are to be submitted online by selecting the ‘Apply Now” button.

Applications close at 23:59 on Wednesday 2 May 2018.

Other relevant information:

A comprehensive position description is attached. For further information regarding the Victorian Public Sector Commission, please visit our website at

For enquiries regarding the position please phone the contact on the position description. If you experience difficulties in applying online, please contact HR Shared Services on 1800 039 411.

The Commission values the contribution of all employees and fair and equitable treatment of all people is integral to all activities. As such, the Commission offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.

Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

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