Senior Advisor

We are seeking an experienced, public policy analyst and influencer to join the Education State Policy and Design Branch. As a knowledgeable and skilled communicator, you will deliver critical input and strategic advice to senior decision makers. As a senior member of the Branch, you will take responsibility for the effective operations of one of the key governance, cross-government coordination, or expert advisory bodies supported by the Branch. As a collaborative team member, you will facilitate the development and implementation of a cohesive Education State reform agenda across early childhood, schools, skills and higher education. Part-time or job share arrangements will be supported.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Other
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/VG/DET/PRG/ESPD21432
Closing Date: 26-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: FT or PT or Job Share **
Attachments: 8238 - Senior Policy Advisor 12-02-18.doc (Word, 227KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Don Siemon
(03) 9637 3366

Position Details

A Senior Advisor role is available within the Education State Policy and Design Branch of the Department of Education and Training.

The Branch is responsible for supporting key departmental governance, advisory and coordination bodies and ensuring that these contribute to advancing the Education State vision. This involves connecting with most areas of the Department, and with relevant areas of other departments, including central agencies, to ensure that senior executives receive the high-quality information and options needed to make sound strategic decisions.

Staff in the Branch contribute to a range of areas of work, but it is planned that this role will primarily work on the preparation of strategic advice to support one of the major bodies supported by the Branch. These include the Department's Education State Board, the Department's Policy and Implementation Committee, the Department's Central Agencies liaison meetings, the cross-government Children's Services Coordination Board, and the Victorian Children's Council, which provides expert advice to the Minister for Families and Children.

The role will suit a person with a good knowledge of the Government's policy agenda, an interest in and experience of public policy processes, good organisational skills, a strong collaborative ethos, the ability to liaise effectively with staff across the department, and an ability to communicate timely advice to senior levels. Experience in secretariat processes and project management is desirable.

** Although a full-time position is available, part-time or job share arrangements will be supported. Please indicate in your application if this is of interest.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position description.

Department of Education and Training is committed to diversity. The Department places considerable effort and resources into responding to the needs of staff with a disability.  People from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply for this position. Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following and

Applications close 26 February 2018

Please Address the Key Selection Criteria in your Application.


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