Senior Business Engagement Officer

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Department: Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Consulting and Strategy
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1591460
Closing Date: 20-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Application form - VPS4 Senior Business Engagement Officer (Dec 2021).DOCX (Word, 60KB)

20211110 Senior Business Engagement Officer - Position Description.DOCX (Word, 493KB)

Contact: Laurencia Dimelow
03 8684 1659 or

Position Details

Senior Business Engagement Officer

$88,955 – $100,930 plus superannuation

The team

The Information Security Unit consists of a specialised team of subject matter experts dedicated to protecting public sector information and information systems. This unit is responsible for delivering the Victorian Protective Data Security Framework (VPDSF) and Standards (VPDSS), developing policy and providing practical information security advice to the Victorian Public Sector. The unit also assists with reviews, audits and information security assurance activities.

Key responsibilities of the role

The role of Senior Business Engagement Officer includes undertaking research, providing practical advice on the Victorian public sector agencies on information security issues, and analysing and assisting in the development of policy initiatives. The Senior Business Engagement Officer may also be called on to assist with assurance activities of OVIC, including helping with investigations and audits.

Key skills and attributes

  • A relevant undergraduate or postgraduate tertiary qualification, or relevant experience in Information Security, or stakeholder engagement and communications.
  • The ability to build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders to develop a common understanding and address their needs.
  • Comprehensive experience in writing material for use in a variety of publications, including proofreading and editing, and an ability to simplify complex ideas into easily digestible concepts.
  • Experience in the delivery of training and awareness activities.

Security cleared position

Due to the nature of OVIC's work, you must successfully apply for a Negative Vetting Level 1 (NV1) security clearance following your appointment and be an Australian citizen.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted online by selecting the ‘Apply Now' button. To be considered, please submit the following documents:

  1. your CV; and
  2. completed Application form, addressing the key selection criteria listed in less than 2 pages.  In this statement, please explain how you demonstrate the selection criteria, using examples where possible.

Please note, previous applicants are welcome to re-apply with an updated application including clear answers to the KSC using the template provided

If you would like to discuss this role, please call Laurencia Dimelow on 03 8684 1659 or email

Important Information:

OVIC is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the OVIC's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).

Therefore, there is a requirement that all OVIC employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with OVIC you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. Your exemption recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register (available via your myGov account).

Closing date for applications is 20 January 2022.  This is an ongoing position.

Other relevant information:

A comprehensive position description is attached. For further information regarding the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC), please visit our website at

For any additional 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.

OVIC values the contribution of all employees and fair and equitable treatment of all people is integral to all activities. As such OVIC offers Reasonable Adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.

Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check and NV1 clearance.

OVIC is committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information. The recruitment process and all matters relating to it are treated in the strictest confidence. Personal information received during the recruitment process will be managed in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.

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