Senior Policy Officer, Policy & Research

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.

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/HW/387551A
Closing Date: 04-Jun-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 387551 Senior Policy Officer VPS 5 PD .pdf (PDF, 224KB)

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Contact: Josef Tye
(03) 9096 0128

Position Details

Are you

  • Able to demonstrate experience working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities?
  • Committed to driving change in Aboriginal Health, wellbeing and safety?
  • Experienced in developing, implementing and guiding Aboriginal policy and strategy?
  • Able to provide leadership support for your team members?

Number of vacancies available: 1 x Full-time Ongoing

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 

Position Summary:

The Senior Policy Officer position sits within the Policy and Research Unit, Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Branch. This position will provide policy and research advice  to understand and champion best practice for policy and program reform relating to improving outcomes for Aboriginal people in Victoria. This expertise will also be provided across the department to inform policy design and development consistent with the Aboriginal Health, Wellbeing and Safety Strategic Plan.


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 view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

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