Adviser and Divisional Coordinator

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 people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

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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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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DFFH/FV/635202B
Closing Date: 09-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2021-11-23 Pd 635202 VPS4 Adviser and Divisional Coordinator OoDS.docx (Word, 126KB)
Job Specification

2021-11-23 Pd 635202 VPS4 Adviser and Divisional Coordinator OoDS.pdf (PDF, 95KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Ebony Biggs

Position Details


  • Utilise your strong administration and organisational skills to support the effective flow of work through the division
  • Provide authoritative advice across a range of issues, including corporate, governance, and strategic advice
  • Contribute to cross-portfolio activities, including culture building initiatives, and projects to support best practice across Fairer Victoria

An exciting opportunity exists for a Adviser and Divisional Coordinator on a Full-time Ongoing basis in Office of the Deputy Secretary, Fairer Victoria.

Fairer Victoria brings together the Women's, Prevention of Family Violence, Youth, Veterans, Multicultural Affairs, Seniors and Carers and Equality portfolios, with a view to elevating consideration of these key groups to the centre of government.

The Adviser and Divisional Coordinator oversees and facilitates the efficient and effective flow of work through the division so that decision makers are supported with high quality and timely advice. The role sits within the Office of the Deputy Secretary, Fairer Victoria, DFFH.

The position is responsible for developing and maintaining strong and effective relationships with stakeholders across the division, department, and ministerial offices. The successful applicant will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment within a small, high-performing team, and engaging proficiently with stakeholders.

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

  1. Leadership
  2. Planning and organising 
  3. Service excellence
  4. Self-management

Mandatory qualifications or requirements for this opportunity include:

  • A tertiary qualification in fields related to public policy or business management would be desirable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of key government decision making processes and experience of executive and ministerial briefing activities, including a good understanding and the ability to work with ministerial and senior official offices would be expected.
  • Prior experience as a Departmental Liaison Officer or similar would be highly regarded.

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


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which 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) based on Victorian Chief Health Officer's Directions as issued and updated from time to time. Vaccination requirements may differ from role to role based on their risk category and the duties performed. The department's policy (attached) outlines the risk categories and requirements for employees working for the department. Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may be required.
For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement. Please refer to the attached policy for more information - DFFH and FSV COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy.docx (

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Please note, for this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.
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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