This is an exciting opportunity to join the Office of the Victorian Government Architect (OVGA) and foster innovation in Victoria’s housing to be better designed, affordable and sustainable.

The Senior Adviser is responsible for leading the delivery of specific OVGA advice, policy and projects that improve the quality of outcomes for government projects generally, with particular focus on medium to higher density housing. The successful candidate will support the OVGA to advocate and drive for a whole of government approach in the delivery of high quality design outcomes as well as enhance the OVGA’s expertise, capacity and understanding of current issues in housing, with the capability to offer advice, advocacy and discuss innovation.

Strong stakeholder management coupled with advanced planning and organisational skills are key to success in this role. Qualifications and experience in architecture with particular experience in medium to higher density housing is required.

Out of hours work may be required, including occasional evening, weekend work and overnight travel.

The closing date for this position is midnight on Sunday, 14 April 2019.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply:

Apply before the advertised closing date via the website

All applications should include:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)

Other relevant information:

Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role. We work for the people of Victoria by helping the government achieve its strategic objectives. We do this by supporting the Premier, Deputy Premier, Special Minister of State, the Ministers for Aboriginal Affairs, Equality, Multicultural Affairs and Veterans, as well as the Cabinet.

DPC is proud to participate in Recruit Smarter, an initiative of the Victorian Government to address unconscious bias in recruitment practices. For more information on Recruit Smarter, please visit or call 13 22 15.

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