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Policy Lead

Victorian Health Promotion Foundation
  • Full time, ongoing opportunity within our high performing Policy team
  • Make your mark as we focus on creating a healthier future for Victoria’s young people

VicHealth is committed to ensuring appointments represent the range of lived experience in the Victorian community. Women, indigenous people, people with disability, young people, LGBTIQ+ people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

VicHealth is the world’s first health promotion foundation. Established by the Victorian Parliament in 1987, we were the first agency of our kind worldwide to utilise a hypothecated tax on tobacco to support independent, long-term, evidence-based health promotion practice, partnerships and leadership that would translate into real-world impacts. We continue to be a global leader in health promotion, as a Collaborating Centre with the World Health Organization and a technical partner to UNICEF.

The Policy Lead reports directly to the Manager, Policy, and works within a small, cross-organisational Policy and Research Group responsible for maximising VicHealth’s value in the public policy process and evidenced based thought leadership.

This exciting and rare opportunity will have a specific focus on managing and advocating for the development and adoption of health-based policy.

Day-to-day responsibilities include developing activities to advance VicHealth’s policy agenda including by working and managing sector stakeholder relationships.

Being the 'go to' for VicHealth related policy positions, you'll be drafting and coordinating policy documents, submissions, briefings and other government related activities.

Occasionally you may also liaise with international partners, including WHO and Tonga Health to develop health promotion capacity in the region.

You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of health promotion topics spanning VicHealth’s imperative and cross imperative areas.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate exceptional collaboration, stakeholder management and project management skills.

If this sounds like you and you're interested in valuable professional development opportunities, annual leave loading, and an amazing new office environment, we'd like to hear from you.

Unit: Policy & Research Group

Tenure: Full time, Ongoing

Classification: VicHealth Grade D

Remuneration: $87,802-$94,510. (plus superannuation and other benefits)

Qualifications and experience required:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Health Promotion, Policy, Project Management or related field
  • Impressive experience working in fields related to policy development and practice at a similar level
  • Strong experience working in project management, with contract management experience desirable
  • Exceptional relationship management experience, both internal and external
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

How to apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, current resume and an example of a written communication (policy full/partial document, report, brief, or academic article) or publication that you have previously completed.

The cover letter must include why the applicant feels they are suitable for the position, including how they meet the Key Selection Criteria from the Position Description.

Please refer to the position description attached to view the associated qualifications and experience associated with the position.

You may be required to undertake a Police Check and Working with Children Check, and will be required to provide proof of full Covid vaccination.

Applications can be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

For further information about the role, please contact Marcus Flood, People & Culture on (03) 9667 1386.

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