Senior Adviser, Corporate Governance & Strategy, Homes Victoria

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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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: Homes Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Consulting and Strategy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/CW/599244
Closing Date: 08-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Homes Victoria Position Description - Senior Adviser, Governance and Strategy VPS5 599244.docx (Word, 202KB)
Job Specification

Homes Victoria Position Description - Senior Adviser, Governance and Strategy VPS5 599244.pdf (PDF, 221KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Sarah Gilroy
0424 419 932 or

Position Details


Are you:

  • A strategic thinker, who engages at the big picture level and understands how to work with senior executives and stakeholders to develop strategic plans.
  • A team player who can deliver high-quality work in a fast-paced and flexible environment and implement strong project management practices to support delivery of reform.
  • A collaborative personality who can influence and negotiate with key stakeholders within government and the sector in order to drive forward key government reforms.
  • A creative and innovative thinker who is able to draw on a wide range of resources to develop new solutions, underpinned by strong critical thinking.

This is a challenging and rewarding role will provide a high performing individual with the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge to deliver strategic projects and practical advice to complex issues in corporate governance and strategy.

You will be part of a small, dynamic fast-paced team which supports Homes Victoria's key governance bodies and delivers on key objectives such as the corporate plan and annual report. You will have demonstrable experience in being a critical and analytical thinker; being proactive and organised; and having excellent stakeholder management, communication and project management skills.


  1. Support the full life cycle of projects to meet departmental objectives including project development and delivery, monitoring and evaluation.
  2. Provide expert and authoritative advice, reasoned recommendations and innovative solutions to complex and sensitive issues relating to strategy, business planning and governance.
  3. Prepare and present detailed reports, ministerial briefs, cabinet and agency submissions on complex matters.

Please open the position description to read more.


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. Please read in full prior to applying.


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

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

Please apply to submit your interest in this position.

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