Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor

• We have an exciting permanent, full-time ongoing opportunity for a Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor

• $132,687- $154,039 base salary plus 11% super

• Flexible hybrid working arrangements are available

Job Details
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Department: Energy Safe Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: ESV 4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1777439
Closing Date: 26-Feb-2024
Salary Range: $132,687 - $154,039
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor - Feb 2024.pdf (PDF, 236KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Human Resources

Position Details

About Energy Safe Victoria (ESV)

Our purpose is to keep Victorians energy safe and ensure energy is used confidently. Through education, regulation and enforcement, we work to ensure that energy safety, supply and efficiency are a priority in Victoria and something our customers can be confident in. Our people come from a wide range of professions with diverse skills and experience driving the success of ESV


About the opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor who will contribute by:

  • Support the Manager, Regulatory Policy to drive a supportive team culture and contribute to the overall performance and development of the team by building knowledge and capability.
  • Manage the timely delivery and review of high-quality internal regulatory policies and guides to support our people to exercise their regulatory powers in an environment of competing priorities and continuous change.
  • Work closely with key stakeholders to develop and deliver tailored training for Energy Safe staff to uplift regulatory capability and embed new regulatory practices.
  • Work collaboratively with teams across Energy Safe to develop compliance codes and guidelines to help regulated entities understand their responsibilities and Energy Safe's expectations, ensuring documents are written in plain English and appropriate for the intended audience.
  • Undertake policy projects, working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to deliver high-quality advice with recommendations and innovative solutions based on comprehensive research and analysis.
  • Prepare and present strategic and expert advice on complex policy matters, explaining legal and technical concepts in plain English and for a variety of audiences.


To be successful, you'll have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in public policy, law, commerce, economics or a related field.
  • Extensive hands-on regulatory and policy experience, preferably obtained working at a regulator with a safety, energy, economics or consumer focus.
  • Understanding of Victorian and national energy markets with a focus on energy safety frameworks, or a demonstrated ability to quickly develop this understanding.
  • Substantive experience working with mature compliance and enforcement frameworks and strong governance controls to ensure valid exercise of statutory powers.
  • Substantive experience undertaking or advising on regulatory inquiries and investigations with a view to establishing whether legal thresholds have been met to take compliance and enforcement action.
  • Proven experience in the interpretation and application of complex legislation, regulations, standards and codes to inform work.
  • Substantive experience in leading and preparing of project plans, briefs, reports and recommendations on complex policy issues.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills with demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders to inform work, identify innovative solutions to resolve issues, and obtain necessary support.


How to apply

Please refer to the available position description to assess your suitability and submit your current resume and cover letter via the Apply button.

ESV will conduct relevant and required checks about applicants and the information provided with an application including reference checks, vaccination status check and a satisfactory National Police Check.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Human Resources via

Applications close at midnight on Monday 26 February 2024


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