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Senior Advisor (Vpsg5.1)

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


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: 12 May 2021

Role: Senior Advisor (until 31 Decemeber 2021)

Number of vacancies available: 1

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

Position Summary:

The Senior Advisor will support the Executive Director of Case Contact and Outbreak (CCOM) Integration in driving policy approaches and deliverables in the COVID-19 Public Health Division in the Case Contact and Outbreak Management Branch. The Branch has responsibility for the support and case and contact management of people who have tested positive to COVID-19. The Branch also has responsibility for policy and protocol reviews and the scalability of case and contact operations as required. In addition, the Branch has oversight and responsibility for outbreak management responses and preparedness activities.


  • Provide timely, professional advice, support and guidance to the Executive Director of CCOM Integration.
  • Involved in the development and implementation of processes and systems for the effective monitoring and coordination of cell objectives.
  • Briefing and correspondence management
  • Engage with key stakeholders to develop sound policy outcomes that supports the response to COVID-19.
  • Manage a range of projects/functions each with increased budget, staff responsibilities or strategic importance.
  • Liaise with other government areas and key industry sectors.
  • Participate in strategic planning and contribute to strategic decision-making processes.
  • Provide timely, high-quality and accurate information and advice on issues related to a range of key stakeholders.
  • Proactively identify opportunities and manage risk.
  • Contribute advanced expertise and knowledge to benefit strategic planning and organisation/sector-wide outcomes.
  • Respond productively to deliver solutions and outcomes in an organisational environment complicated by scale, heterogeneity and complexity.
  • 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


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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