First listed on: 02 July 2024

Senior Advisor - Government & Executive Services


  • $128,755 per annum plus Superannuation
  • Full Time, Fixed term to 28 February 2025
  • Geelong Headquarters (Hybrid)

About the role

The Senior Advisor Government and Executive Services plays an important role in providing high level ministerial and executive support to ensure the management of WorkSafe’s reputation and key internal and external stakeholder relationships. The role has responsibility for reviewing, reporting and communicating WorkSafe’s vision to Government.  Key Accountabilities include:

  • Responsible for managing and leading a complex portfolio of work including providing proactive  and strategic advice, anticipating, identifying and managing reputational issues, risks and opportunities.
  • Lead proactive engagement with internal and external stakeholders, particularly employee and government stakeholders, related to legislative and policy projects.
  • Provide advice to support management on a range of Government and policy issues through comprehensive written briefing notes, speaking points, preparation of meeting packs, and other forms of communications.

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

About you

You have experience working in a politically sensitive and policy rich environment with a proactive approach. A strong understanding of the Parliamentary process, political issues and awareness is required. You display initiative and feel comfortable with ambiguity in fast paced high performing team environment. You are a true team player who can support and mentor your colleagues whilst working simultaneously on your tasks.  You have exceptional relationship building and stakeholder management skills.  In addition, you will also possess:

  • Proven ability to think strategically and synthesize complex material and issues to develop a clear strategic direction or options supported by key messages within critical timeframes.
  • Proven experience in identifying, developing and managing relevant Government briefing material, advice and preparing concise briefing documents, correspondence, presentations and reports to a professional standard.
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills, with the ability to resolve complex problems and make decision to advance key policy portfolio’s with limited direction. Exceptional formal communication skills (written and verbal) and a demonstrated eye for detail to ensure quality outcomes.
  • A tertiary qualification in a related field is highly desirable (i.e. Business, Policy, Communications, Law, Economics etc.)

Working with Us

At WorkSafe, we aspire for every employee to feel connected, safe and valued in their team, for teams to feel valued in the workplace, and for WorkSafe to be valued in the community.

We believe that a diverse workforce is the key to delivering the best outcomes for the Victorian community and strongly encourage applications from all people, including First Nations people and people with disability, diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, sexualities and genders. 

What’s next?

Applications close at 11:00pm on Friday 12th July 2024. 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.

For further enquiries please contact Natasha Zaluski via email

About us

WorkSafe's Strategy has our core purpose front of mind – reducing workplace harm and improving outcomes for injured workers. We don’t shy away from the importance of our purpose to the Victorian community, that’s why we have a stated ambition to be world leading.

We want Victoria to be the safest place to work in Australia and one of the safest in the world; and we aspire to be a world leader in return to work after a workplace injury.

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

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