Senior Policy Officer, Health and Wellbeing Division

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.

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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 - part time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/HW/522768A
Closing Date: 31-May-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: Until 15 October 2019
Attachments: 2018-05-17 PD 522768 VPS5 Senior Policy Officer.pdf (PDF, 371KB)
Job Specification

2018-05-17 PD 522768 VPS5 Senior Policy Officer.doc (Word, 975KB)
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Contact: Sue O'Sullivan
03 9096 8958

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1 (part-time, 2 days a week)

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

Position Summary:

This role has responsibility for developing and implementing policy to meet government priorities and support the delivery of effective, equitable and efficient emergency and trauma, cardiac, acute inpatient and specialist clinic services. Using evidence, research, business and data analysis to inform policy development, the role engages with clinical and consumer stakeholders to develop strategic, responsive and operational policy that improve the health and wellbeing of Victorians

Are You?

  • A strategic thinker with strong skills in the analysis and synthesis of data and evidence?An experienced policy professional with strong conceptual and analytical skills?
  • An experienced project manager with expertise in using a range of project management methodologies including agile to lead project delivery?
  • A team player, who enjoys working collaboratively and effectively to help meet objectives?

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.

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