Senior Policy Officer, Diversity and Community Capacity

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians.

The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on

The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination. We are proudly working with White Ribbon to create a safer workplace.

Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/CPSRHW/320498
Closing Date: 21-Nov-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 320498 PD Senior Policy Officer VPS 5.doc (Word, 975KB)

320498 PD Senior Policy Officer VPS 5.pdf (PDF, 288KB)

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Contact: Pamela Rodriguez
03 9096 8219

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1 x Full-time, fixed term to 31 December 2019 (76 hours per fortnight)

Office Location(s):
 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Position Summary:

The successful applicant for this role will lead the provision of advice and overarching coordination in relation to the department's response to the health and wellbeing needs of migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum. The appointee will also contribute to a range of other efforts to support equitable health and wellbeing outcomes for diverse communities more broadly.  This will involve management of funding initiatives, analysis of service need and access issues, and active liaison across the department, whole of government and key stakeholders.

Are you

  • Passionate about good public policy and the health and wellbeing of diverse groups in the Victorian community?
  • A self-starter who is focused on achieving outcomes and enjoys managing projects across multiple time frames and perspectives?
  • A skilled communicator, relationship manager and team player who is expert at working with diverse internal and external stakeholders?


How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

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.

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