Strategic Adviser

The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

We provide professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported.

Our employees are key to our success, and bring new and creative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work and the delivery of quality services to the Victorian community. We proactively seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email

If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Consulting and Strategy
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/_DJ8543
Closing Date: 31-Mar-2017
Salary Range: $111,484 - $149,188
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description DJ8543 Strategic Adviser.doc (Word, 865KB)
Job Specification

Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)

Contact: Cate Carr - Executive Director
(03) 8684 1914

Position Details

About us

The Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing advises the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation and the Minister for Racing on the development and implementation of liquor, gaming and racing legislation and regulation, and on current and emerging liquor, gambling and racing related issues. The Office is responsible for delivering and further developing the government’s strategic response to liquor, gaming and racing issues. The Office is the primary government point of reference for industry, community and government on liquor, gaming and racing issues.

About the role

As the Strategic Adviser, you will provide strategic support and advice to the Executive Director - Liquor, Gaming and Racing, including the coordination of a range of divisional responsibilities.

In addition, your focus will be to:

  • manage the preparation of the division’s submissions and responses to corporate and government requests
  • oversee the strategic and business planning of the division
  • manage, undertake and coordinate the preparation of a range of cross-division projects including briefings for the departmental and ministerial hearings for the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee.

About you

The role operates within a complex and dynamic environment that requires a capacity to exercise sound judgement, effectively liaise with key stakeholders and undertake effective, timely actions. You will have a demonstrated experience in working at a senior level in supporting ministerial and departmental executive functions, as well as Parliamentary and departmental processes.

A relevant qualification is desirable.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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