Senior Behavioural Insights Specialist

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Department: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Consulting and Strategy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/VG/1796581
Closing Date: 19-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2025
Attachments: Position Description - Senior Behavioural Insights Specialist - OoS - DSB - VG1796581 - VPSG5 - June 2024.docx (Word, 210KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Georgia Conduit, Manager Behavioural Insights Unit
0399227210

Position Details

An exciting opportunity exists for a talented and motivated individual to join the Delivery and Strategy Branch as Senior Behavioural Insights Specialist at the Department of Premier and Cabinet.  

The Senior Behavioural Insights Specialist is a unique role in the Victorian Government's Behavioural Insights Unit (BIU) in the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

The BIU is an internal consultancy that collaborates with areas across the Victorian government, using evidence from psychology, behavioural sciences and behavioural economics, as well as design thinking to make policies and programs simpler, better and easier for citizens, and more cost-effective for government.

The Senior Behavioural Insights Specialist will lead and deliver behavioural insights projects and provide advice on policy areas that can range from health, education, environment to workforce recruitment and service delivery. Our new specialist will be motivated and passionate about applying behavioural science to improve public purpose outcomes. They will collaborate with a dedicated experienced team of behavioural science specialists and have the opportunity to further grow their expertise as a behavioural insights practitioner.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will bring:

  • Demonstrated experience in applying behavioural insights to solve problems such as policy and service challenges, including undertaking behavioural analysis, intervention design or evaluations.
  • Highly developed relationship management skills and ability to build collaborative partnerships with clients, team members, senior leaders and stakeholders to influence and deliver effective outcomes.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to translate complex technical information in a clear, compelling way to inform decisions, including strong presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to deliver work products to a high standard by independently setting clearly defined objectives, prioritising competing work priorities.
  • Advanced conceptual, critical thinking and problem solving skills with sound judgment and capacity to make decisions and recommendations.

Please note that a qualification in Behavioural Sciences, Psychology, Economics or Public Policy or law would be highly regarded.

Current VPS employees are strongly encouraged to apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) platform. 

How to apply

Apply before the advertised closing date. All applications should include:

  • a resume; and
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages).

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Other relevant information

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees and clients and consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act), to support this DPC has a COVID-19 Vaccination policy which strongly recommends all DPC employees be fully vaccinated. 

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.


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