Senior Policy/Project Advisor

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/JE20018345
Closing Date: 09-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 1 ongoing position, 1 fixed term until 17/02/23
Attachments: 1. Position Description - C2213.docx (Word, 437KB)
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2. Application form.docx (Word, 627KB)
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Contact: Senior Project Manager Nicole Hennessy Anderson
(03) 8335 6233

Position Details

At Victoria Police we value and support employees to build and share their strengths. The Capability Department of Victoria Police enhances service delivery and community safety through proactively identifying, developing and implementing organisational and frontline support strategies, initiatives and reforms.

There are two Senior Policy and Project Advisor roles within the Coordination Division of the Capability Department. These roles are unique opportunities to be a part of a cohesive and dedicated team leading innovative practices to strengthen drug and alcohol related police services.

We are expanding our team to better contribute to a diverse and innovative program of work. We are looking for motivated people to help improve community safety and enhance police responses through developing drug and alcohol related initiatives, information resources and advice. A key aspect of our work includes coordinating the Victoria Police Drug Strategy 2020-2025. Our strategy articulates the vision for minimising the impacts of drug use for the Victorian community across four workstreams including prevention, disruption and supply reduction, treatment and support and harm reduction.

The successful applicant/s will be supervised by VPS6 Senior Project Manager. There are two positions available, one position is ongoing and one is fixed term until 17th February 2023. Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports professional development and flexible working arrangements, including opportunity to work from home.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.

Your duties will include:

  • Providing project management support to implement the Victoria Police Drug Strategy 2020-2025
  • Supporting the development of drug and alcohol related fact sheets, advice guides, information and resources
  • Preparing reports, briefings and communications to stakeholders
  • Providing advice and support to enhance existing drug and alcohol related programs or initiatives
  • Providing support to implement drug and alcohol policing related reform
  • Contributing to other departmental objectives and priorities as needed

As the successful applicant, you will have: 

  • Experience or interest in policy development and/or consultation processes
  • Ability to work cohesively in a small team (note: team management experience is not required)
  • Strong stakeholder management skills including ability to influence and negotiate outcomes
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Experience in project management
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Ability to work within timeframes to produce high quality outputs
  • Experience or expertise in drug and alcohol, homelessness, mental health, family violence or justice related policy development, projects, support services or research is desirable (but not essential).
  • Tertiary qualifications in human services, psychology (or other relevant discipline) will be strongly regarded.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) x full-time, ongoing position available
  • One (1) x full-time, fixed term position available until 17th February 2023
  • This position is located at Victoria Police Centre, 311 Spencer Street, Docklands and includes opportunity for work from home arrangements  
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • In accordance with the Acting Chief Health Officer's Direction – COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, you are required to be fully vaccinated (this includes a booster vaccination) and your employment with Victoria Police is subject to proof of vaccination.

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter – please indicate why this role appeals to you and your preference for the fixed term or ongoing position
  • Resume
  • Completed application form – the word document (2. Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission. The word document is attached to the job advertisement. Please download a copy and answer the questions, and submit in addition to the two documents above.

Applications close midnight, Sunday 9 October 2022.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website or Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic). Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 

Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

For further information, please contact:Senior Project Manager Nicole Hennessy Anderson on(03) 8335 6233or

For further information about the Victoria Police Drug Strategy 2020-2025 see

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email or on (03) 8335 8081.

About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

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