Policy Officer

Utilise your knowledge of OHS and accident compensation legislation to provide advice to the Victorian Government and to WorkSafe Victoria
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Department: WorkSafe Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full or part time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/32465
Closing Date: 22-Jan-2018
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: No File Attached
Contact: Maddy Stafford, Talent Acquisition Specialist
9641 1064

Position Details

At WorkSafe our passion for the wellbeing of Victorian workers brings us together. Our people come from a wide range of professions and with no two days ever being the same, diverse thinking comes naturally to us. As we build the WorkSafe of the future we're committed to delivering industry best practice to our people, our customers and the community.

WorkSafe is relocating its headquarters to Geelong by July 2018.  This position will be based in the Geelong office from July 2018.  Prior to this date, this role will be based at 222 Exhibition Street.

The Legislation, Policy and Information Services Division (LPIS) develops and maintains the laws administered by WorkSafe by updating legislative and regulatory instruments to implement government policy. LPIS provides strategic policy advice on OHS and Workers Compensation issues and contributes to national policy forums, including a number of Safe Work Australia forums. The Division also develops codes, guidance and information materials to support duty holder compliance with Victoria's OHS and workers compensation legislation.

About the role

Reporting to the Manager, Policy & Strategy Services, you will work with internal & external stakeholders in formulating advice and briefings to the Victorian Government and WorkSafe Victoria's executive leadership. Your role will see you: 

  • collaborate within a team to develop WorkSafe Victoria's responses to key priority and critical issues as they emerge, including providing critical policy analysis for significant issues implementation including national developments
  • lead the preparation and review of agenda papers and briefings to support the Minister for Finance and WorkSafe Victoria's representation on national forums and formulate policy positions including input into briefings for Safe Work Australia and other national or Victorian forums
  • provide secretariat services to multiple forums, and support WorkSafe's executive leadership team at National forums

Skills & experience

Ideally, you'll have prior experience in a similar role, within a government or regulatory environment. Some of your experience and strengths include:

  • demonstrated experience in provision of secretariat functions (either to committee's and/or Boards) which includes excellent planning and organisational skills and the proven capability to meet strict timelines/deadlines and to self-manage.
  • demonstrated policy expertise (experience in provision of high quality and rigorous policy advice on complex matters) and the ability to quickly gain knowledge of WorkSafe Victoria's legal, policy and operational environments.
  • Experience in developing strategic policy, and an ability to interpret legislation
  • Ability to coordinate high volume work flows and ensure streamlined processes, to ensure accurate and timely advice is provided

Benefits & culture

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and offer flexibility to facilitate work/life balance. People who are seeking part-time or job share arrangements are encouraged to apply.

In return we offer a range of great benefits, including work variety, workplace flexibility and leave options, learning and development opportunities, study support, a leading health and wellbeing program, contribution to gym memberships and prescription eye wear and discounted corporate health insurance rates.

Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. You may be required to undergo a National Police Check as part of the recruitment process.

Applications close Monday 22 January 2018. Click the link to apply, and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives.

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