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Senior Policy/Projects Advisor (VPSG5)

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Job Ref:  VG/20009827A
Employer:  Victoria Police (VIC)
Job Type:  Full Time
Melbourne VIC, Australia (Show on map)

Reporting to the Business Manager and managing one part-time staff member, you will work on a number of strategic projects in a complex environment which will impact the whole organisation. You will be responsible for the end-to-end delivery of these projects by using evidence based approach backed up with thorough research in data and financial analysis (where appropriate). You are also expected to contribute to capacity building and process improvement initiatives by feeding back best practices and redefining tools and techniques as appropriate with SESC.

About the role:

The State Emergencies and Support Command (SESC) drives Victoria Police's strategic agenda and operational response for emergency management, operational communications, custodial management, real-time monitoring and events management. The Business Management Division's strategic focus is to:

  • Strengthen business governance practices and business planning and reporting;
  • Develop and implement sound finance and budget strategies;
  • Implement strategic Human Resources , workforce planning, communications and professional development initiatives; and
  • Build the Command's business capability.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Preparation of periodic progress reports and documentation.
  • Leading project planning sessions.
  • Engaging and managing internal and external stakeholder relationships.
  • Identifying and developing risk mitigation plans.
  • Optimising and improving processes.
  • Policy review and development.
  • Implementing solutions and manage the change management process.
  • Developing training manuals or programs where relevant.
  • Conducting post project workshops.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Organisational awareness – Assessing and making recommendations on current business practises. Developing new approaches and creating and amending business processes to align with understanding of organisational goals and address obstacles.
  • Experience in managing projects and providing expert advice.
  • Demonstrated experience in all aspects pf change and project management, including project analysis, research, systems analysis, developing and coordinating strategic projects in a complex environment.
  • Demonstrated superior level communication skills, including the ability to write high quality concise reports, briefs and correspondence.
  • Proven ability to provide authoritative advice and solutions on governance and strategic issues.


  • A relevant tertiary or post-graduate qualification in finance, accounting, business management or project management is desirable.

Your application must include:

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

Applications close midnight, Thursday 19 July 2018- No applications will be accepted via email.

For further information on this role please contact: Cheryl Low on (03) 9247 3849 or via email

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 requirement/adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact the VPS Recruitment Team via email

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. 

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