Senior Policy / Projects Advisor

Job Details
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/READ20028976
Closing Date: 22-Sep-2019
Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052
Job Duration: Ongoing - part time 0.6 FTE
Attachments: 1. Position Description - C2213.docx (Word, 430KB)
Job Specification

2. VPS Application Form 20028796.docx (Word, 639KB)
Self Assessment

Contact: Acting Inspector Stuart Richards on (03) 9247 3049
(03)9247 3049 or stuart.richards@police.vic.gov.au

Position Details

About the role:
This position is based in the Policy and Legislation Division of the Capability Department. The Policy and Legislation Division (PLD) manages all law reform processes on behalf of Victoria Police to ensure that a consistent and considered organisational position is presented on new or proposed legislative changes. PLD also Supporting frontline employees by developing and providing clear and useable policies, procedures and guidelines.

This position will form part of a small team reporting directly to the Director, Policy and Legislation Division, Capability Department. You will have responsibility for key law and policy reform projects on behalf of Victoria Police. This will inlcude functions such as: 

  • Managing and driving internal requests for legislative change.
  • Preparing responses to papers prepared by external agencies and bodies proposing legislative or policy change.
  • Co-ordinating responses to Cabinet submissions and parliamentary inquiries.
  • Preparing briefings to Executive Management level.
  • Liaising with policy owners to assist with the implementation of legislative changes across the organisation.
  • Pro-active internal and external stakeholder engagement.

In addition to the above, some other duties will include:

  • Contributing effectively as a senior member of the Division to ensure that its work aligns with the strategic direction of the Department and the broader organisation.
  • Managing and coordinating responses to legislative and policy change proposals and Cabinet submissions within tight timelines.
  • Identifying, monitoring and assessing legislative and policy trends and changes, which may impact on the strategic direction of the organisation.
  • Preparing written reports and presentations to deliver informed advice and options to Executive Management.
  • Contributing to strategic corporate projects, devising innovative solutions to meet the future direction of the organisation.


As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • A proven ability to monitor client and stakeholder satisfaction, and constructively manage stakeholder issues.
  • Highly developed conceptual and analytical skills with the proven ability to interpret and present information and the ability to identify potential risks.
  • Experience in the development of complex corporate level policies, procedures and guideline.
  • Ability to provide policy advice to government, senior levels of the organisation and key external stakeholders.
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Project management experience in all elements of a project lifecycle.


Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1), part time (0.6FTE), ongoing position available
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.


Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form - attached to the job advertisement.


Applications close midnight, Sunday 22 September 2019
- No applications will be accepted via email.

For further information on this role please contact: Acting Inspector Stuart Richards on (03) 9247 3049 or via email stuart.richards@police.vic.gov.au.

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 VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 9247 5113.

About Us:
Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. 

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. 

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps


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