Senior Policy Officer

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.

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/HW/55096A
Closing Date: 22-Jan-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2018-01-08 BP 55096 Senior Policy Officer Position Description v01.doc (Word, 974KB)

2018-01-08 BP 55096 Senior Policy Officer Position Description v01.pdf (PDF, 79KB)

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Contact: Alison Boylan
03 9096 7281

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: x1

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

An exciting opportunity exists to make a difference to the delivery of maternity and neonatal services policy and programs across Victoria. Reporting to the Manager, Women and Children's Policy, you will manage key projects and contribute to high level policy and program development including health service capability, Koori maternity services, postnatal care and neonatal retrieval. You will analyse information and data and liaise with key stakeholders to identify trends, formulate advice and deliver on government initiatives.

Are you

  • Able to work flexibly in a busy policy and program environment?
  • Experienced in writing policy and have a sound knowledge of the Victorian health system?
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team and have excellent communication skills?



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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For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

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