Policy Advisor x 3

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of all Victorians. We’re focused on supporting Victorians to be as healthy as they can; whether through alerting them to seasonal risks like thunderstorm asthma, notifying them of contact with communicable diseases, safeguarding their drinking water, developing the best health, wellbeing and care facilities in the world, being at the forefront of mental health and wellbeing treatment or accelerating medical research. It’s all part of the way we partner with the community to help every individual lead a healthy life.
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Department: Department of Health
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1793455
Closing Date: 26-May-2024
Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: AECA- VPS-4 - Policy Adviser.pdf (PDF, 73KB)
Job Specification

AECA- VPS-4 - Policy Adviser.docx (Word, 141KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Catherine Stocks
(03) 9456 3648

Position Details


  • Support the delivery of a range of programs to Emergency Care
  • $92,332 - $104,762 p.a + Super + *VPS benefits
  • Hybrid WFH/ Melbourne CBD

About the role: 

3 x Roles (Timely Emergency Care Collaborative, System Wide Reform Team and Programs Team)

The Policy Adviser works within a team supporting the Manager, Timely Emergency Care Collaborative / Programs/ System-wide Reform team to support the delivery of a range of programs that promote timely access to emergency care.The Policy Adviser will be required to prepare, within tight timeframes, high quality briefings, discussion papers, presentations, and other documentation related to key policy initiatives and projects that relate to timely emergency care. The position will also contribute to the strategic coordination of corporate, project management and budget reporting (and other ad hoc reporting as required) across the team.  

About us: 

At the Victorian Department of Health we want a future where Victorians are the healthiest people in the world. A Victoria where our children and people thrive, our workplaces are productive and safe, and our communities are more connected.  

We see it as our job to support Victorians to stay healthy and safe. And to deliver a world-class healthcare system that ensures every single Victorian can access safe, quality care that leads to better health outcomes for all. 

How you'll make a difference:

You will be a high performing team member with sound policy development and systems thinking skills; complemented by strong communication – written and verbal, problem solving, and project management capabilities. You will also have experience in monitoring program budgets, analysis and presentation of data, and ability to work flexibly to respond to a range of emerging issues and evolving priorities.

Suitable applicants will be able to demonstrate:

  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of multi-level stakeholder engagement strategies, processes and projects to support the effective implementation of reforms.
  • Adhere to quality control mechanisms to ensure completeness and accuracy of presentation and delivery of information and events.
  • Under direction, undertake and contribute to complex projects and contribute to the preparation of briefs, submissions, correspondence and reports on a range of sensitive issues
  • Assess and provide information and advice on compliance with the work area's processes and guidelines.
  • Display team work and contribute to the work of the team as required and make a professional and ongoing contribution to continuous improvement of processes and performance
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role and work unit impact clients and the department's ability to deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, effective support and services.

To learn more please view the Position Description attached

What we offer: 

  • The opportunity to perform meaningful work, making direct contributions toward enabling Victorians to be the healthiest people in the world.
  • A wide range of growth and development opportunities within the department and wider Victorian Public Service & Sector.
  • A strong commitment to work-life balance, including a diverse array of flexible working arrangements.

How to apply: 

Applications should include a resume and a cover letter. Click the ‘Apply' button to view further information about the role including key contact details and the advertisement closing date. 

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. We continue to build an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of all Victorians. 

All roles can be worked flexibly and we encourage applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Please contact us if you require any adjustments to participate in the recruitment process at inclusion@health.vic.gov.au. Please view our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion here.

Preferred applicants may be required to complete a police check and other pre-employment checks including proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence, in line with our Privacy Policy

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform. As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through JSE rather than via external advertisement. 

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