Senior Policy Officer, Magistrates' Court of Victoria

The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria’s vision is to be an innovative, accessible and responsive court that provides quality services to the Victorian community. Operating at 51 locations across the state, the court has a broad and diverse jurisdiction. For more information Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal the Judicial College of Victoria (excluding judicial officers) and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits. CSV strongly encourages applications from people of any gender, age, religion, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds, including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/MC0020A
Closing Date: 05-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: until 24/09/2019
Attachments: MC0020 - Senior Policy Officer PD.docx (Word, 40KB)

Candidate Application Form - MC0020 Senior Policy Officer.doc (Word, 83KB)

Contact: Lisa Eldridge
(03) 9032 0952

Position Details

An exciting opportunity exists within the Family Violence Programs and Initiatives Unit (FVPIU) of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria.

The FVPIU leads service excellence in family violence responses within the Magistrates' Court of Victoria (MCV). The FVPIU is responsible for the development of family violence policy and manages the relevant programs and initiatives to implement the Recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and deliver on Ending Family Violence: Victoria's 10 Year Plan for Change and the Indigenous Family Violence 10 Year Plan.

The Senior Policy Officer will use strong conceptual and analytical abilities to develop policy (and options for resolution of policy conflicts) which achieve the Court's family violence priorities.

The Senior Policy Officer will focus on supporting the day to day operations of the FVPIU as well as the implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence, including planning, design and development of relevant initiatives and participation on working groups.

The Senior Policy Officer will also contribute and support the Manager, FVPIU, to the broader development and delivery of court services and programs that support, protect and improve the outcomes for victims of family violence and hold perpetrators to account for their behaviour.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, outlining professional skills, knowledge and personal qualities.  Applications should include:

1) resume

2) a short covering letter and

3) completed application form (see file attachment).

You are only required to address the Key Selection Criteria listed in the Application Form. Individual responses to “key selection criteria” listed on the Position Description are not required. Attachments can be uploaded in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Applicants should view the full position description attached to this advertisement before applying. 

For all enquiries regarding this position, please contact Lisa Eldridge on (03) 9032 0952.

Applications close 5 November 2017.


Magistrates' Court of Victoria's vision is that all employees access and enjoy the same rights, responsibilities, resources and opportunities regardless of their gender, identity or cultural beliefs.  The Magistrates' Court of Victoria is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women. 

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