Senior Policy Officer

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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/SWG/20008486
Closing Date: 01-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: VPS5 PD - January 2023 - Final.docx (Word, 96KB)
Key Selection Criteria

Contact: Sarah McNicol / Timothy Binks

Position Details

VPS5 Senior Policy Officer - Ongoing and fixed term opportunities available

The Department of Education and Training is offering a unique opportunity to get involved in the delivery of a series of reforms in the workforce policy and strategy division in Victoria. With the expansion of our work, we have an opportunity for Senior Policy Officers to join our committed, collaborative, and supportive team. These roles will provide you an opportunity to contribute to the design, engagement, and implementation of workforce policy and initial teacher education policy.

You will play a key role in the division, which is developing multiple, intersecting strategies to successfully implement this complex reform in partnership with universities and other stakeholders. The division is responsible for developing strategies to attract and retain teachers and undertaking sophisticated quantitative analysis to inform policy development. The work includes supporting regional staff with working with schools, monitoring implementation progress and identifying and mitigating risks.

To succeed in this role, you will demonstrate the Victorian Public Sector values, excel in a fast-paced and changing environment, have strong research, conceptual and analytical skills and have exceptional written and verbal communication skills. You will enjoy a collaborative and supportive team environment focused on achieving positive outcomes.

Applications should include:

  • a resume (no more than 2-pages) and
  • a cover letter that responds to each of the Key Selection Criteria (no more than three pages).

For more information regarding these positions please see the attached Position Description and contact Timothy Binks -, Director of Workforce Analytics & Strategy (03 7022 0871) or Sarah McNicol - (03 7022 0879), Director for Workforce Policy and Reform for a confidential discussion.

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

The Department values diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about our work, working for the Department, diversity and inclusion, and our employment conditions visit the Department website , HRWeb and our Diversity and Inclusion page

The Department of Education and Training (the Department) is committed to, so far as is reasonably practicable, providing and maintaining a working environment for its employees that is safe and without risks to health and that other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the Department's activities. The Department COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (Policy) requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Department's Policy outlines the requirements for all employees, prospective employees who (or may need to) work outside of their ordinary place of residence and attend a workplace of the Department or workplace of another Employer on behalf of the Department and its portfolio agencies. Subject to exceptions, only employees, and prospective employees with up-to-date vaccination status (see definitions section of the policy) against COVID-19 and who provide evidence of their Vaccination Status are permitted to work for the department outside their ordinary place of residence.

For this role, you are required to submit proof of full vaccination as part of the recruitment process and prior to commencement employment. Please refer to the above link for more information. This role requires onsite attendance at one or more Department work locations.

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

Applications close 1 February 2023

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