Senior Policy/Projects Advisor

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.
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20034132A
Closing Date: 26-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: Various
Attachments: C2213.docx (Word, 447KB)
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Application Form .docx (Word, 644KB)
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Contact: Bernadette Moloney
9247 5409 or

Position Details


  • VPSG-5 range $92,253 - $111,619 p.a. + super + leave loading
  • One (1) full-time, ongoing and one (1) full time, fixed term (until 30/06/2021) positions available
  • Working within the Policy, Projects and Regional Engagement team, Family Violence Command located at the Victoria Police Centre, 637 Flinders Street, Docklands*

About the role

The Family Violence Command is expanding to implement a range of reforms and improvements throughout Victoria Police. The Senior Policy Advisor will provide advisory and strategic support to the Command to support the ongoing development and implementation of strategic policy for the organisation. This will include developing policy positions and co-ordinating strategic projects to improve Victoria Police's responses to family violence, sexual offences and child abuse.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Providing authoritative advice to various stakeholders within the Command regarding legislative and corporate policy interpretations and options
  • Providing advisory support relating to whole of government engagement and collaboration, including representation on cross-departmental initiatives
  • Manage significant and/or sensitive corporate projects, develop business cases, prepare submissions, briefings and position papers
  • Lead the implementation and review of policies, strategies and initiatives including formulating options to ensure benchmarking and best practice

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Proven experience in policy development, research, formulation and implementation based on organisational knowledge and understanding of current issues
  • Demonstrated experience in all aspects of change and project management including project analysis, research, systems analysis, developing and co-ordinating strategic projects in a complex environment
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting complex research and analysis and the ability to provide authoritative and informed advice to key stakeholders.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification would be highly desirable
  • The incumbent will be required to complete the OHS requirements of the organisation, which may include local level training relating to equipment usage and Hazardous Chemicals.

*Your usual place of work will be within the Operations Division, Family Violence Command, however you may be required to work at any other division within the Command as required.

How to Apply

Please click the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of this advertisement. Please view the full Position Description attached to this advertisement before applying. If you are experiencing accessibility issues, please open the Position Description through Acrobat Reader.

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Applications must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Bernadette Moloney on (03) 9247 5409 or via email

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 requirement/adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact the VPS Recruitment Team via email




Please note: No applications will be accepted via email, applicants must click on “Apply Now” to submit an application.

Closing date for applications is midnight, Sunday 26 November 2017.

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