Strategic Advisor - Office Of The Deputy Secretary Justice P...

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At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

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We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • Join the dynamic and busy office of the Deputy Secretary Justice Policy and Data Reform
  • Great opportunity for professional growth in this 12 month position
  • Utilise your strong initiative and problem-solving skills

About us

The Justice Policy and Data Reform (JPDR) group provides policy advice and support on criminal and civil law and court and tribunal matters for which the Attorney-General is responsible. JPDR consists of three divisions:

Justice Policy and Legislation (JP&L): JP&L leads policy development and law reform across civil and criminal law, including the delivery of the Attorney-General's (and other justice Ministers) legislative reform program and national reform projects through the Council of Attorneys-General.

Justice System Reform (JSR): JSR leads strategic justice system reform, including data reform and strategic projects relating to the courts and key entities across the justice system.

Priority Projects: Delivers strategic policy and legislative projects that require targeted research and consultation with justice sector partners.

About the role

As part of the Office of the Deputy Secretary JPDR, the Strategic Advisor provides support and advice including the coordination of a range of portfolio responses. The role operates within a complex and dynamic environment that requires the capacity to exercise sound judgement, to liaise with and manage relationships with key stakeholders.

About you

We are looking for staff who are motivated to make an impact in delivering the government's reform agenda and influencing how a complex service delivery system works at all levels.

As our ideal candidate you will demonstrate strong initiative and self-management skills along with:

  • High level strategic and business planning skills including setting organisation or strategic objectives
  • Experience in coordinating whole of department or organisational processes or projects
  • Ability to effectively manage strategic documents, reports and reviews

How to apply

For more detailed information please refer to the attached position description which outlines the key selection criteria and accountabilities for the role.

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a covering letter outlining your interest, relevant experience and suitability for the role and a resume. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.