Senior Policy/Projects Advisor

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20013290E
Closing Date: 02-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2. Application Form.docx (Word, 628KB)

1. Position Description.pdf (PDF, 287KB)

Contact: Acting Inspector Karla Challis
(03) 8335 8634 or

Position Details

About the role:

The Organisational Policy Unit functions include:

  • Policy governance including developing, administering and implementing the frameworks and processes that support policy functions in Victoria Police.
  • Development of organisational policy instruments including the Victoria Police Manual (VPM), Chief Commissioner's Instructions (CCIs), organisational forms and delegations, authorisations, and appointments. 

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.

Your duties will include:

As part of the Senior Policy/Projects Advisor role you will:

  • Provide advice and support within a small team to deliver high quality outputs.
  • Provide advice and support on policy changes across Victoria Police through leading the implementation and review of policies, strategies and initiatives including formulating options to ensure benchmarking and best practice.
  • Provide advice and support on legislative or policy changes across Victoria Police.
  • Contributing to departmental objectives and priorities.
  • Assisting and supporting the preparation of project related reports, briefings and communications to Government stakeholders both internal and external to Victoria Police.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Highly developed strategic, analytical and conceptual skills
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly developed stakeholder consultation and management skills
  • Experience developing policy documents and reports on complex issues
  • Experience in mentoring/training.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • Two (2) x full-time, ongoing position available.
  • This position is located at Victoria Police Centre, 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • In accordance with organisational policy, all Victoria Police employees are required to be fully vaccinated (including a booster vaccination) against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exception. As such your employment with Victoria Police is subject to providing evidence of your vaccination status.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form – the word document (2. Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement. 


Applications close midnight, 02 February 2023.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website, Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic) or Seek. Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 

For further information, please contact: Acting Inspector Karla Challis on (03) 8335 8634 or

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email or on (03) 8335 8081.

About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

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