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Senior Policy Adviser (Vpsg5)

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

Application Closes: 11 May 2021

Role: Senior Policy Adviser (ongoing) 

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Position Summary:

The Senior Policy Adviser, Mental Health Funding Reform is a role established in the context of the Victorian Government's commitment to reform of how mental health services are funded, and the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System concerning the development, trialling and implementation of activity-based and related funding models.

The final report of the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System sets out a comprehensive and ambitious reform agenda that the Victorian Government has committed to implementing in full.

We are looking for exceptional individuals to join the new Budget and Reform team Strategy and Engagement team within the Mental Health Division which will set the strategic framework for implementation of the Royal Commission's recommendations and drive stakeholder engagement with this transformational reform agenda.

The Senior Policy Adviser will be part of a small team who will work in consultation with health services and government stakeholders. The team are responsible for the development and implementation of new funding models for both bed-based and community-based clinical mental health services within the Mental Health Division.


  • Support the design and development of a stakeholder engagement approach that is responsive to sector and community expectations and supports the whole-of-Victorian Government objective of implementing the Royal Commission's recommendations in full.
  • Connect with external stakeholders and across government to facilitate a collaborative approach to the implementation of the Royal Commission's recommendations, including providing advice and making connections.
  • Respond flexibly and adapt approaches in the face of uncertainty.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role and work unit impact consumers and carers and the department's ability to deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, effective support and services.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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