Policy and Programs Officer, Office for Women

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 DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

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 - Flexible
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/HW/508013B
Closing Date: 15-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $82,574 - $93,689
Job Duration: 3 years
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Contact: Asley Bowen-Watson
03 9096 3031/asley.bowen-watson@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 7 x Fixed-Term (3 years), Flexible

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

Victoria is leading the world in women's policy and preventing violence against women.

Are you passionate about women's policy and preventing violence against women?

If yes, we want to hear from you.

This is a great opportunity to work in close consultation with a range of internal and external stakeholders to progress initiatives, as well as contributing to the broader objectives of the Office for Women. 

The successful incumbent will lead, assist and support a range of key activities arising from the implementation of Safe and Strong: Victoria's first Gender Equality Strategy and Free from Violence: Victoria's Strategy to Prevent Family Violence and All Forms of Violence Against Women.

The government is committed to the following strategies:-

Free from Violence Strategy

Safe and Strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy

Are you?

  • Committed to forwarding the agenda on gender equality and preventing violence against women
  • An analytical thinker with strong policy and program implementation skills
  • A highly proficient written communicator with strong interpersonal skills
  • A self-starter who loves a challenge.

How to Apply:

The recruitment process involves:

  • A contemporary online application
  • A written assessment and interview
  • Pre-employment checks.

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: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

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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