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Senior Economic Policy Advisor
  • $136,491.00 per annum + superannuation
  • Full time, ongoing opportunity
  • Geelong based role

About the role

The Senior Economic Policy Advisor will provide strategic policy and economic advice on occupational health and safety and compensation matters. The position exists to ensure that development and evaluation of legislative and regulatory change reflect WorkSafe’s objectives and is facilitated by evidence-based information. 

Key accountabilities

  • Proactively build and maintain collaborative client and stakeholder working relationships.
  • Provide authoritative, strategic, and timely written and verbal advice in connection with broader government priorities and a wide range of local and national forums.
  • Lead strategic policy review with identification and provision of appropriate information, data, and evaluation methodologies.
  • In undertaking these responsibilities you will investigate and research a wide range of policy issues, engage effectively with both internal and external stakeholders, and communicate clearly, concisely and effectively.
  • Coach and mentor staff in economic policy development considerations and techniques while encouraging an environment of teamwork and continuous improvement
  • Lead the development of Regulatory Impact Statements (RIS), Legislative Impact Assessments (LIA) and provision of economic advice to the Government on any policy and/or legislative and regulatory reform.

Please ensure you take a look at the Position Description provided for additional information on accountabilities for this role.

About you

You are an experienced policy / economic professional, with proven ability to consult on complex and sensitive issue within critical timeframes. Your communication and organisational skills are highly developed, with strong stakeholder management skills that allows you to effectively liaise with a diverse range of stakeholders. You possess high level analytical and conceptual skills, and have the ability to provide creative and practical solutions to problems, in addition to the following skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in providing high level authoritative advice on complex policy and/or economic issues to senior officers, Government departments and Ministers within limited time constraints.
  • Advanced written communication skills including the ability to explain complex or technical issues clearly and in a way that can be easily understood and accepted by a range of audiences.
  • Knowledge and understanding of quality assurance issues, including performance targets and measurable indicators.
  • Ability to apply your knowledge of research, analysis and project management techniques, and desire to undertake continuous professional development.
  • Knowledge of OHS and/or compensation law or other relevant legislation and understanding of development of legislation and related Parliamentary processes is preferable.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification with experience in economics or policy preferred.

What’s next?

Applications close 11:00pm Thursday the 27th of January 2022. Click the link to apply, and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives.

Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. You may be required to undergo a National Police Check (and/or Medical Assessment) as part of the recruitment process.

Candidate screening may take place prior to the advertisement closing, so get your application in.

For further enquiries please contact Bianca Stojanovski via email

About Us

At WorkSafe our passion for the wellbeing of Victorian workers brings us together. Our people come from a wide range of professions and with no two days ever being the same, diverse thinking comes naturally to us. As we build the WorkSafe of the future we’re committed to delivering industry best practice to our people, our customers and the community. 

Our future

Our goals are to embed in every workplace a proactive, prevention-led approach to health and safety across the state, and to provide a personalised, tailored service for every Victorian who comes into contact with WorkSafe.

Like wearing a seatbelt or putting on sunscreen, “prevention-led” thinking will become automatic every time Victorians step into the workplace.

WorkSafe are striving to build a diverse workforce that reflects the Victorian community we serve.

Job Ref: BS000178
Submitted: 13-01-2022

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