Senior Policy Officer

If you are interested in improving and influencing the delivery of early childhood services, including the Maternal and Child Health Service to best meet the needs of all families, an exciting opportunity exists for you to join the Department’s Child Health and Wellbeing Reform Unit as a Senior Policy Advisor. To succeed in this role, you will be have demonstrated analytical, problem solving and project management skills. You will have a demonstrated understanding of government processes, be proactive and organised, and enjoy working in a team environment.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Other
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/ECSEG/22111A
Closing Date: 25-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: various refer to job ad
Attachments: PD8178_Senior_Policy_Officer_PHPB.docx (Word, 179KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Karene Fairbairn
03 9097 1188

Position Details

Senior Policy Officer VPSG5 4 full-time positions available

x1 Ongoing

x2 12 months fixed-term

x1 20 month fixed-term

We are looking for a highly self-motivated team player to help shape and deliver initiative to enhance and expand the delivery of the Maternal and Child Health Service. 

The purpose of this role is to support the development, delivery and monitoring of policy and projects in the area of Maternal and Child Health and includes:

  • providing policy advice through research, liaison with stakeholders, analysis and development of policy options
  • project scoping, implementation and management
  • liaising with local government, community organisations and other program areas
  • undertaking procurement activities and supporting governance groups
  • preparing information for Ministerial offices and senior executives as required.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position description.

Department of Education and Training is committed to diversity. The Department places considerable effort and resources into responding to the needs of staff with a disability.  People from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply for this position.

Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following and

Applications close 25 October 2017

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