Senior Policy Officer x2 Positions

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DFFH/FSV/509954JUL
Closing Date: 15-Aug-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 24/11/2023
Attachments: 2022-7-29 - IPPVPS5SeniorPolicyOfficerx2PD.docx (Word, 223KB)
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Contact: Kathryn Kent
0447 057 803

Position Details


Are you:

  • Experienced in the development and implementation of public policy?
  • Highly proficient at written and verbal communication?
  • A collaborative and committed team member?

Two exciting opportunities exist for Senior Policy Officers on a Fixed Term basis at Family Safety Victoria.

The Centre for Workforce Excellence is responsible for:

  • driving the recognition and embedding of family violence expertise in the workforces, specialist and universal, that have responsibility for preventing or responding to family violence;
  • supporting the specialist family violence response and primary prevention sectors to attract and retain more suitably qualified staff to meet anticipated growth in service need;
  • leading the implementation of Building from Strength: 10-Year Industry Plan for Family Violence Prevention and Response and Strengthening the Foundations: First Rolling Action Plan 2019-22;
  • development of the MARAM Framework, practice guidance and risk assessment tools and training;
  • lead the development of the consolidated MARAM annual report, and independent reviews as required under the Family Violence Protection Act 2008; and
  • leading the whole-of-government implementation of the redeveloped MARAM and supporting family violence information sharing scheme which helps workforces share information and coordinate activities to best meet client needs in accordance with the roles and expertise of different workforces across the service system.

These positions will support the development and implementation of actions under Building from Strength: 10 Year Industry Plan for Family Violence Prevention and Response and related rolling action plans.

As our ideal candidate, you will be required to demonstrate:

  1. Policy skills
  2. Problem solving 
  3. Stakeholder Management 
  4. Contract Management
  5. Teamwork


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment that is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients.  The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19).  The department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy (Word) outlines the requirements for existing employees, other workplace participants and prospective employees.  Subject to exceptions, only employees or other workplace participants 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 vaccination prior to commencement.  Please refer to the above link for more information. 

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria, qualifications and/or requirements for the role please refer to the attached Position Description.



All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <> portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process. 

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (

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