Senior Policy Officer

Family Safety Victoria is the first government agency dedicated to ending family violence. It will deliver key initiatives to help protect, support and identify risk for those impacted by family violence and hold perpetrators to account. We also coordinate access to services that support vulnerable children and families. We are working across government and with our partners in the family violence, family services and broader social services sectors to transform services and introduce new practices to make it easier for people to get the help, protection, and support they need. By leading collaboration and engagement for Victoria’s family violence response we will make sure victim survivors remain at the heart of these changes, and that services are safe, accessible and culturally appropriate. At Family Safety Victoria, everything we do begins with a deep understanding of people’s lived experiences and the specialist expertise of the family violence, family services and broader social services sectors. 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
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Department: Family Safety Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/FSV/569807A
Closing Date: 01-Mar-2020
Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052
Job Duration: until 30 June 2021
Attachments: 2020-02-07 Senior Policy Officer - PD.pdf (PDF, 153KB)
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2020-02-07 Senior Policy Officer - PD.docx (Word, 363KB)
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Contact: Leeanne Anthony
9194 3399

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1 X Fixed Term, Full Time until 30 June 2021

Office Location(s):  35 Collins Street, Melbourne

Position Summary:

As a Senior Policy Officer, you will undertake complex policy and project work directly related to the design of family violence and sexual assault services for the Aboriginal community in Victoria.  The role will contribute to reforms arising from the Royal Commission into Family Violence and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. In this role your focus will be on working with Aboriginal communities and service providers to design and implement services to assist in recovery from sexual abuse.  The work will be underpinned by principals of Aboriginal self-determination.

You will be required to undertake stakeholder engagement and management, project and program management, preparation of high quality communication materials, briefings and presentations related to key policy initiatives and projects.

Are you:

  • A strategic thinker?
  • A great communicator?
  • A team player?




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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