Senior Policy Officer

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated individual to undertake the role of Senior Policy Officer, National Early Childhood Policy. The position will lead and provide high-quality policy advice for senior executives and Ministers, develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders across the Department, within the Victorian Government and across jurisdictions and be comfortable working on critical, high-profile issues. The position reports to the Manager, National Early Childhood Policy.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Education and Training
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/PSPG/21397A
Closing Date: 21-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD_10129.doc (Word, 215KB)

Contact: Rachel Davis
7022 0862

Position Details

This role provides an opportunity to help shape early childhood education policy at the national level and would best suit an individual who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with a high-performing, supportive and fun team.

The National Early Childhood Policy team

  • provides advice regarding new and lapsing National Partnerships, including leading negotiations with the Commonwealth
  • supports policy development in areas where there is significant Commonwealth Government involvement
  • monitors and analyses Commonwealth Government election commitments pertinent to Department portfolio responsibilities
  • works through the Early Childhood Policy Group (ECPG), a subgroup of the COAG Education Council, to progress national early childhood development policy initiatives
  • leads the Department's partnerships with the Victorian community sector.

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. 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:

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Applications close 21 July 2019

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