Senior Policy Adviser x 2

Senior Policy Adviser x 2 An exciting opportunity exists to join a high-performing team working on meaningful and substantial reform. The Strategic Policy - Early Childhood Division is seeking Senior Policy Advisers to contribute to the early childhood reform agenda and improve outcomes for Victoria’s children. The successful candidates will join a small team working in a fast-paced environment, leading research and analysis, developing policy options, and producing high quality written work. They will work collaboratively with others in their team, the Department and other parts of government to develop and progress reforms. There are two fixed-term roles available, one for 12 months, the other for 6 months.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Education and Training
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/PRG210279
Closing Date: 23-Nov-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: 12mths / 6mths
Attachments: Jov1366733 Senior Policy Adviser.doc (Word, 221KB)

Contact: Kirsty Pontifex

Position Details

Senior Policy Adviser roles are available in the Strategic Policy – Early Childhood Division in the Policy Reform Group. The successful candidates will join a small, high-performing team that is working on genuinely exciting and innovative reforms.

This opportunity will suit those with experience in policy analysis and development, ideally in an early childhood, education or social policy context, and are looking for a new challenge.

You will be excited by generating ideas and being given the opportunity to present these in a persuasive way. You will work hard to prevent problems from emerging, and where they do, be driven to solve them. You will care about your work, and what it leads to.

We will give you an opportunity to be part of shaping future reforms. We will work with you, support your development, listen to your ideas, challenge you, and give you the opportunity to make a lasting impact.

Importantly, your application will address the key selection criteria outlined in the position description, and in doing do will reflect your ability to convey information clearly and succinctly.

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

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 websites: and

Applications close 23 November 2018

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