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Senior Research Advisor
Drive business outcomes

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Department: Victorian Building Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Research
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/READ1
Closing Date: 19-Dec-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: N/A
File Attachment: pd - senior research advisor .docx
Contact: Lisa Jessup
Contact Details: Lisa Jessup

Position Details
  • Is research in the public realm something that inspires you?
  • Would a diverse role focussed on Policy and Legislative research tick the box?
  • Do you want to work in a place that is driven by key outcomes?


At the VBA, things are moving and we are looking for talented people to come on board and boost our internal capabilities across a range of business areas. One such role is for a Senior Research Advisor to join the Research & Evaluation team.

The Role

This interesting and diverse role will see you undertaking a wide range of research projects, engaging with multiple internal and external stakeholders to improve the research and evidence base to contribute to the VBA's regulatory policy and practice reform.

You will also be contributing to:

  • Design and conduct research activities including surveys, focus groups and case studies to help measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the building and plumbing regulatory system
  • Lead short and longer-term analysis and research on issues relevant to the regulation of the building and plumbing industries.

  • Assist in the coordination and supervision of research projects and research staff, and actively participate in project working groups.

  • Monitor and report on issues, risk and trends and prepare and present reports, briefings and discussion papers

  • Assist in identifying key regulatory issues/risks, regulatory performance measures, sources of information, data gaps and analysis and research opportunities.


Essential Criteria

  • Experience in policy or regulatory environments and an understanding of the governance and accountability frameworks of government is desirable
  • Qualifications in law, commerce, public policy, regulation or public administration will be
    highly regarded


If you are interested in this role, please Apply now or contact Lisa Jessup, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 96189151


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