Strategic Policy and Planning

Help set the agenda for the future of the corrections industry in Victoria by joining the Strategic Policy and Planning division. 

What is it?

Made up of analysts, writers, networkers and researchers, the Strategic Policy and Planning Division (the division) helps formulate the tactical direction of Corrections Victoria, which is a major arm of the Department of Justice and Regulation. We play a central role in developing and influencing evidence-based correctional policies.

What you'll do on the job

We drive the strategic agenda of Corrections Victoria, on behalf of the Commissioner, by leading policy development and planning activities to help inform the ways in which correctional activities are undertaken. The work can include research, evaluation, forecasting and environmental scanning. The division provides authoritative policy advice to the Minister for Corrections, the Commissioner and senior departmental management on complex and potentially sensitive strategic matters, including emerging issues and trends relevant to the correctional system.

We are also responsible for shaping and implementing policies aimed at ensuring the safe and effective management of prisoners and offenders, and which promote rehabilitation by addressing the underlying causes of offending behaviour. 

What we look for

It's important for us to have a diverse staff group, featuring people from a variety of professional and personal backgrounds who bring many different skills to the team. However, there are certain traits that we look for in new employees, including:

❂ an inquisitive mind

❂ a head for data

❂ strong consultation and writing skills

❂ an ability to locate and synthesise information, and

❂ an ability assess policy options and develop well-argued recommendations.

What we offer

Working in the Strategic Policy and Planning Division is a great way to get an understanding of how a complex service delivery system works and to influence an organisation at all levels.

You will be joining an inclusive and supportive team and will be provided with a range of training and development opportunities.

Importantly, the work you will be doing will also be directly contributing to community safety and wellbeing.

 

Register your interest for future vacancies here  (External link)