Principal Policy Adviser, Regulation Reform

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG6.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/RHPEM/519182A
Closing Date: 28-Jan-2021
Salary Range: $124,033 - $145,009
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2021-01-06 519182 PD VPS6 Principal Policy Adviser Regulation Reform.doc (Word, 1.00MB)

2021-01-06 519182 PD VPS6 Principal Policy Adviser Regulation Reform.pdf (PDF, 232KB)

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Contact: Jennifer Hughes, Acting Manager, Regulation Reform
0423 558 168

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
 50 Lonsdale Street (Currently working remotely) 

Position Summary:

The Principal Policy Adviser, Regulation Reform is responsible for leading regulation reform projects across the department's portfolios, taking a system-wide focus. The emphasis of the team's work is on regulation reform to achieve best practice in regulatory design and implementation which reduces unnecessary complexity and fragmentation for the benefit of the department's clients, stakeholders and the community as a whole.

Are you

  • A rigorous and strategic thinker, with demonstrated expertise and a record of achievement in regulatory policy or analysis and the design and implementation of effective regulatory systems?
  • Passionate about improving regulation across health and human services to achieve improved outcomes for clients, consumers and the community?
  • Able to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders while influencing stakeholders holding competing priorities and views?


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 pre-employment screening processes.  Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

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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