Principal Policy Officer

Family Safety Victoria is the first government agency dedicated to ending family violence. It will deliver key initiatives to help protect, support and identify risk for those impacted by family violence and hold perpetrators to account. We also coordinate access to services that support vulnerable children and families. We are working across government and with our partners in the family violence, family services and broader social services sectors to transform services and introduce new practices to make it easier for people to get the help, protection, and support they need. By leading collaboration and engagement for Victoria’s family violence response we will make sure victim survivors remain at the heart of these changes, and that services are safe, accessible and culturally appropriate. At Family Safety Victoria, everything we do begins with a deep understanding of people’s lived experiences and the specialist expertise of the family violence, family services and broader social services sectors. 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. If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on
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Department: Family Safety Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/FSV/525805
Closing Date: 21-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $115,136 - $154,076
Job Duration: until 30 June 2020
Attachments: 2018-02-07 Final PD FSV Principal Policy Officer VPS6.docx (Word, 378KB)
Job Specification

2018-02-07 Final PD FSV Principal Policy Officer VPS6.pdf (PDF, 380KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Georgina Grundy
03 9194 3120

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1 X Fixed Term, Full Time until 30 June 2020

Office Location(s):
 Melbourne CBD 

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Manager, System Architecture, System Policy and Reform branch

As a Principal Policy Officer, you will lead complex policy and project work as part of key family violence reform initiatives, in line with the broader government reform program.  You will be required to deliver key project outcomes within tight timeframes, managing stakeholder relationships and preparing high quality briefings, discussion papers, presentations, reports and other documentation related to key policy initiatives and projects. This will involve consolidation of quantitative and qualitative analysis, and research to inform project work. 


Are you:


  • A strategic thinker with excellent policy skills?
  • Able to deliver complex projects in a dynamic environment?
  • Able to work both independently and in a team?


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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