Policy Officer, Higher Education Policy and Governance

The Department of Education and Training is recruiting an ongoing VPS4 Policy Officer to contribute to delivering Victoria's priorities for higher education policy and governance. This is an exciting role in a dynamic work environment where you will work independently and as part of a supportive team. You will have the opportunity to engage directly with stakeholders and partners across government and in the higher education sector, including with Victorian universities. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience in policy, project management and relationship management, and have strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Previous experience of tertiary education will be highly regarded.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/HESG/20004692B
Closing Date: 10-Jul-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 62331 - Policy Officer Higher Education 31-05-22 (1).doc (Word, 223KB)
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Contact: Jo Adam
joanna.adam@education.vic.gov.au

Position Details

Policy Officer, Higher Education Policy and Governance

Ongoing/Full-Time

VPSG4

Applications are sought for an ongoing Policy Officer for the Higher Education Policy and Governance Unit in the Department of Education and Training. The role is located in the Higher Education and Workforce Division within the Higher Education and Skills group.

The Higher Education Policy and Governance Unit is responsible for leading on higher education policy and supporting the Minister for Higher Education in delivering governance obligations in relation to Victorian universities, including making Government appointments to University Councils. This involves regular interactions with stakeholders across government and in the higher education sector, including with Victorian universities and the Commonwealth, state and territory governments. The Unit also supports regular engagement between the Minister and senior Department officials with Victorian Vice-Chancellors.

In this role you will contribute to the development of policy analysis and advice on higher education policy and governance matters and undertake project management to deliver key priorities. You will be required to take a close interest in and keep up to date with issues facing the higher education sector and to engage directly with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders to build effective working relationships.

You will also support the Minister and senior Department officials in their engagement on higher education policy and governance matters, including through briefings and correspondence.

The successful candidate will have proven policy and project management skills, and an ability to engage effectively with stakeholders. Strong attention to detail, interpersonal and written communication skills are essential, and previous experience of tertiary education policy will be highly regarded.

You will be able to work independently and with others, working collaboratively and contributing to a positive and supportive team culture.

An ability to work effectively under pressure in a dynamic and responsive work environment will be critical. You will be expected to demonstrate initiative and find solutions to problems, and to work flexibly to support priorities across the wider team as required.

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

In applying for this position, please provide your CV, a covering letter and statement against the key selection criteria listed in the 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. If you require assistance, with the recruitment process, have accessibility or adjustment requirements, please communicate with the contact person listed on this job advertisement or contact the People Division via email: vps.hr.services@edumail.vic.gov.au

Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites: www.education.vic.gov.au and http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx.

Applications close 10/07/2022


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