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Senior Policy And Guidance Adviser (Vpsg5)

Commission for Children and Young People - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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The Commission is an independent statutory body that promotes improvement in policies and practices affecting the safety and wellbeing of Victorian children and young people. It has a particular focus on vulnerable children and young people. The position sits within the education and capacity building team

The education and capacity building team proactively promotes awareness and education to support compliance with Child Safe Standards (CSS) and the Reportable Conduct Scheme (RCS). This includes providing advice to stakeholders and assisting the Commission to drive a continuous improvement ethos and commitment in the policies and practices of service providers, government and other organisations.

About the opportunity

In this role you will:

  • work within a team environment.
  • lead the development of practical, useful and clear guidance that adapts complex legislation and policy to a form suitable for its intended audience.
  • work with internal and external stakeholders, including content experts.
  • analyse and interpret policy and legislation.
  • be responsible for project managing the development of guidance within timeframes.

About You

As our ideal candidate, you will:

  • have excellent policy, conceptual and analytical skills
  • be a skilled writer and communicator
  • have strong stakeholder management skill and experience
  • be creative, and demonstrate drive and enthusiasm
  • demonstrate a strong relationship skill and be a team player.

What we can offer you

  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • A friendly and supportive working environment.
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • Free access to the building's lifestyle centre including a gym, secure bicycles storage, shower rooms with hair dryers, straighteners, ironing board and fresh towels.
  • Free Parcel Lockers – no more missing deliveries or rushing home to meet the courier.

Applications close midnight Monday 10 May 2021

How to Apply

Please include a resume and covering letter.

There will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond. There is no need to respond to the selection criteria itself.

The Commission is committed to diversity and strongly encourages people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from different cultural backgrounds, LGBTI and people with disabilities.

The Commission is headed by the Principal Commissioner, Liana Buchanan, and the Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, Justin Mohamed

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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