Executive Advisor

An opportunity exists for a VPSG6 Executive Advisor in the Office of the Executive Director, Capability Department.

The Capability Department identifies strategic opportunities for modernisation and reform, supporting the delivery of policing services by Victoria Police.

The Executive Advisor assists the Executive Director with the overall delivery of the department’s services and activities.

Job Details
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Consulting and Strategy
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20017851A
Closing Date: 16-Dec-2018
Salary Range: $116,863 - $156,387
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: PD C3071.docx (Word, 430KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Acting Inspector Doug Bowles
(03) 9247 6832

Position Details


The Executive Advisor position at the Capability Department is critical in providing timely advice to both the Executive Director and assisting with briefings that progress to Executive Command level.

The position assists the Executive Director on a wide range of issues including: 

Your duties will include:

  • Providing timely high level advice directly on issues pertaining to the Office of the Executive Director.
  • Developing responsive briefing reports, preparing high quality presentations at short notice and undertaking projects as required in respect to highly complex, sensitive and confidential issues, including making recommendations and determining solutions that provide options for decision making.
  • Maintaining an up to date knowledge of current internal and external issues and risks and being able to respond, investigate and advise in a responsive manner.
  • Contributing effectively as a senior member to ensure the office delivers its targets within budget, implements its strategies and operates within the corporate policy framework.

In addition to the above, the position is called up to assist with project management work and other matters of strategic significance. 

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Proven ability to provide strategic direction across a broad range of management functions.
  • Demonstrated sound judgement and ethical behaviour in daily working practices.
  • Ability to build and maintain key stakeholder relationships.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interpret and advise on broad range of issues, including policy, legislation, crime, workforce and management data.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the core values of the organisation.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • The position is based at the Victoria Police Centre, 637 Flinders Street, Docklands 3008.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo National Security Vetting, achieve and maintain a security classification as determined by the Department Head.  To achieve this, applicants must be an Australian Citizen.

Your application must include:

  • Resume.
  • Response to the Key Selection Criteria – found in the position description attached to the job advertisement.

Applications close midnight, Sunday 16 December 2018 - No applications will be accepted via email.

For further information on this role please contact: Acting Inspector Doug Bowles on (03) 9247 6832 or via email doug.bowles@police.vic.gov.au

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 VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au.

About Us:

Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. 

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. 

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: http://www.policecareer.vic.gov.au

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