Senior Policy Advisor

Ministry of Long - Term Care, Toronto, ON

Closing Date November 29, 2023 Location Toronto, ON Work Type  -
Salary Range -
Experience Level  - Job ID  
Job Description

Are you an innovative individual who is looking for a challenge? Join the Long-Term Care Operations Division, Operational Policy and Implementation Branch, and provide your expertise in leading health system strategy and policy initiatives to improve health outcomes.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the 
OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's 
Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• Play a key role in advancing innovative strategic health policies through policy research, analysis, development and evaluation on a broad range of health and health system issues.
• Develop, build and maintain partnerships and linkages with internal and external stakeholders.
• Provide leadership to project teams on concurrent policy development projects.
• Prepare a variety of correspondence and presentations for senior management.

How do I qualify?

Industry Knowledge

• You have strong strategic orientation and demonstrated knowledge of and experience with policy development processes to lead the development and evaluation of strategies, legislative and resource allocation frameworks.
• You have knowledge of performance management approaches to provide leadership and expertise in the development, evaluation and communication of strategic policies, programs, regulations and/or legislation.

Project Management and Relationship Building Skills

• You can provide project management and leadership to work with teams on concurrent policy development projects and manage deadlines and competing priorities.
• You can negotiate and mediate resolution to issues to further policy making and support the development of policy papers and responses across the ministry.
• You can initiate and nurture strong working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders and act as a trusted advisor.

Communication and Presentation Skills

• You can prepare and present complex research analyses, evidence based decision making results, policy reports, speeches, briefing notes and cabinet submissions.
• You can promote policy initiatives through presentations to members of the health sector, the community and ministry management and staff.
• You can create or develop complex documents synthesizing a variety of ideas, views and issues in a simplified and coherent fashion.

Conceptual Thinking, Research and Analytical Skills

• You have proven research skills.
• You can create new concepts to explain situations or resolve problems and to identify key or underlying issues in complex situations.
• You have an understanding of a broad range of issues in the health care system within Ontario, Canada and the international context.
• You have the ability to gain knowledge of government directions, priorities and legislative process to ensure policies are developed within the context of the government's health care agenda.

Computer Skills

• You are able to access the Internet as a research tool and to prepare own materials using various software programs.

Additional Information


  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 9 months, 438 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 English Permanent, 438 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region

Compensation Group:

Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario

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Policy and Analysis

Posted on:

Tuesday, November 14, 2023


  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

How to Apply

  1. You must apply online.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment services team will contact you within 48 hours.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, November 29, 2023 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the 
Ontario's Human Rights Code