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Policy Advisor

Work Type/s: Multiple fixed-term positions – full-time, part-time and parental leave cover
Level 4.1 – 4.5 – $83,733 – $96,152


The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) has exciting new opportunities for Policy Advisors to join us and play a pivotal role in shaping social policy in Victoria.

VCOSS Policy Advisors drive policy development and advocacy on behalf of VCOSS members. The VCOSS team identifies emerging issues, pursue strategic social policy goals and produces high-quality submissions, reports and advice.

We are looking for people with experience in key social policy areas, including education, employment, disability, children and young people, families, energy and climate change.

We have several fixed-term positions open, including full-time, part-time and parental leave cover.

Salary and conditions of employment are governed by the Victorian Council of Social Service Enterprise Agreement 2017 and VCOSS policies and procedures.

VCOSS values and embraces differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. People from unique or diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this position. Please advise if you require specific support to apply and we will work with you to identify the best way forward.

Download position description (PDF)

To apply

Please send a cover letter, resume and response to the key selection criteria (refer to PD) to by no later than Monday 3 June, 5pm.

For enquiries

For a confidential discussion, please contact 03 9235 1000.

For a copy of the position description in Word, please email