Principal Policy Officer, Long Term Strategy

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.

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/PSR/375655
Closing Date: 28-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $113,156 - $151,426
Job Duration: to 31 December 2018
Attachments: 2017-11-14 PD 375655.docx (Word, 141KB)
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2017-11-14 PD 375655.pdf (PDF, 52KB)
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Contact: Christina Dickinson 0402079092

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne  

Position Summary:

Principal Policy Officer – Long Term Strategy

The Principal Policy Officer,  Long Term Strategy will play a leading role in developing policy to shape future reform directions that will improve the effectiveness of the Victorian health and human services systems. As the Principal Policy Officer, Long Term Strategy, you will be required to take a whole of system, big picture view about the next phases of reform that will deliver on the department's vision for high quality and impactful services that support all Victorians to lead a life they value.

Are you

  • A problem solver with fresh ideas and a keen interest in social policy?
  • A blue-sky thinker who wants to shape the long term reform agenda for Victorian health and human services?
  • An excellent communicator, with high level written and verbal communication skills?
  • A team player who enjoys working collaboratively to deliver better outcomes for people?
  • Someone who can identify gaps and areas for improvement and develop new ideas in response?




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.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role, or click here to obtain step-by-step guidance on how to register and apply online.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:


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