Senior Policy & Research Manager
- Join a newly established division with imprimatur to drive sweeping workplace reform
- Drive coordination and review of critical workplace equality frameworks and legislation
- Provide high quality advice on matters relating to equality and human rights
Ambulance Victoria (AV) seeks to appoint a self-motivated and intellectually curious Senior Policy and Research Manager to join its newly established Equality & Workplace Reform Division. The incumbent will draw on equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion and human rights policy, research and analysis to influence and set the strategic direction for AV as it moves to become an employer of choice and a leader in workplace equality. This new direction forms a key part of AV’s response to the independent review into workplace equality by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) and has exceedingly high priority within the organisation and by extension this position is high profile and high priority.
Reporting to the Director of Diversity & Inclusion, the Senior Policy and Research Manager will focus on formulating and implementing critical, strategic policy initiatives relating to workplace equality and human rights by completing complex investigative and analytical work, and critical environmental scanning to support fit-for-purpose, contemporary policy positions. This includes developing, evaluating and managing key legislative parts of the organisation’s reform program and ensuring the organisation is responsive to emerging and new legislative changes related to workplace equality.
The successful candidate will have deep knowledge of Victoria’s equal opportunity and human rights laws and frameworks as well as leading practice approaches to creating safe, fair and inclusive workplaces. Evidencing a track record in progressing key workplace equality reforms at scale, the appointee will have extensive management level experience in public policy and will have thorough knowledge of Cabinet and Parliamentary processes. As a strong conceptual and analytical thinker with well-developed problem solving skills, the incumbent will be a clear speaker and writer and will be able to interact credibly with a range of stakeholders. They will be known as a leader who readily supports, coaches and mentors.
A tertiary qualification in law, public policy or business management, or a related discipline, is preferred.
At Ambulance Victoria we are proud to share our commitment to save and improve lives by providing outstanding care for our patients. It is our promise to every patient and it sits at the heart of everything we do. No matter what corporate or support role you play in delivering our critical services to the Victorian public, you join a team dedicated to bringing our vision of ‘Outstanding emergency health care every time’ to life.
As a valued member of AV, you will enjoy a professional working environment that recognises the importance of work/life balance. Although there will be a requirement to maintain a presence at Headquarters, flexible working arrangements are available and will be discussed with the successful candidate. We offer salary packaging options, generous personal leave entitlements, accrued days off for full time roles, and other benefits including free on-site parking.
Occasional travel throughout metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria may be required.
Successful applicants will need to have received the mandated COVID-19 vaccinations and be willing to complete pre-employment screening including a Police Check.
By applying for this position with Ambulance Victoria, you agree to undertake an assessment of any Secondary Employment or outside interests, in line with AV’s Secondary Employment procedure. This is required to ensure there is no perceived or actual conflict of interest for AV should you be successful and commence in the role.
At all levels of AV, a diverse and inclusive workforce allows the organisation to deliver Best Care to the Victorian community, and helps create a healthier, more productive workplace for the people within AV.
For more information on the creation of the new division, please visit: https://info.fisherleadership.com/ambulancevictoria
To apply – please click on ‘APPLY NOW’ and using reference AMBprm0522, address your cover letter and resume to Deborah Komesaroff, of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.