Principal Policy Adviser, Aboriginal Health

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.

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

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.

Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/HW/589892
Closing Date: 01-Nov-2020
Salary Range: $120,692 - $161,511
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2020-10-16 Position Description VPS6 Principal Policy Adviser.doc (Word, 1,020KB)
Job Specification

2020-10-16 Position Description VPS6 Principal Policy Adviser.pdf (PDF, 198KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Nicole McCartney
9096 1912

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1 x ongoing, full time position available

Office Location(s):
50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Position Summary:


The Principal Policy Adviser, Aboriginal Health, has responsibility for policy development to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians. Under the direction of the Chief Aboriginal Health Adviser, the Principal Policy Adviser will drive and coordinate health reform strategies and initiatives to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians. The Principal Policy Adviser will work with the department's branches, in partnership with Aboriginal organisations and health services, to ensure health care delivery is culturally safe and delivered in partnership with Aboriginal families and communities.


Are you


  • Are you interested in leading work to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians?
  • Are you adaptable and innovative in developing options and influencing to achieve change?
  • Do you enjoy working collaboratively with others to achieve goals in a dynamic environment?



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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