Senior Policy Adviser

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Department: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Policy
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1334203
Closing Date: 03-Jun-2018
Salary Range:
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - VPS 5- Senior Policy Adviser - Justice Branch - May 2018.docx (Word, 182KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Elinor Harper
03 9097 7088

Position Details

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly-motivated and talented individual to join Justice Branch in an ongoing Senior Policy Adviser role.

As a Senior Policy Adviser, you will provide high-quality advice to the Premier, DPC Ministers and the DPC senior executive on a wide range of matters of strategic importance within the justice portfolios. The work is diverse and may include working on whole of justice system issues, legal policy and court reform, the Government's family violence agenda, corrections or youth justice reform or high priority operational matters or policy relating to the police portfolio.

This role provides an opportunity to work at the centre of a range of challenging issues, to advance your policy career and to apply your first‑class leadership, strategic thinking, analytics and influencing skills within a supportive environment.

A relevant tertiary qualification would be an advantage.  Relevant qualifications would include a background in law; humanities; public policy; economics or a related field.

The closing date for this position is Sunday 3rd June 2018.

 How to apply: Click 'Apply for this job' below

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply:

Apply before the advertised closing date via the website

All applications should include:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)

Please refer to the contact on the position description if you have any questions regarding the job vacancy.

Other relevant information:

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

DPC is an equal opportunity employer and our recruitment process focuses on essential skills and abilities. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and people with disabilities.

DPC values its people and is committed to attracting, developing and retaining diverse talent. DPC actively promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace and does not discriminate based on age, sex, carer or parental status, disability, race, religious belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or other characteristics.

DPC is committed to supporting our employees balance their work and life commitments. Flexible working arrangements give our employees more control over when, where and how they work. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, the types of flexibility may differ from role to role.

The Department of Premier and Cabinet's vision is to be recognised and respected leaders in whole-of-government policy and performance.

We work for the people of Victoria by helping the government achieve its strategic objectives. We do this by supporting the Premier, Deputy Premier, Special Minister of State, the Ministers for Aboriginal Affairs, Equality, Multicultural Affairs and Veterans, as well as the Cabinet.

DPC is proud to participate in Recruit Smarter, an initiative of the Victorian Government to address unconscious bias in recruitment practices. For more information on Recruit Smarter, please visit or call 13 22 15.

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