Manager, Youth Justice Workforce Strategy and Support

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Consulting and Strategy
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/YJ1453
Closing Date: 21-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $120,692 - $161,511
Job Duration: 24 Months
Attachments: Position description - Manager, Youth Justice Workforce Strategy and Support - YJ1453.docx (Word, 753KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Tess Mullenger - Director, System Coordination, Pr
(03) 86841891

Position Details

  • Full time, 2 year fixed term opportunity
  • Salary range: $120,692 - $161,511 plus superannuation
  • Support the delivery of long lasting reform to the state's Youth Justice system

About us

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is responsible for the supervision of children and young people in the Victorian criminal justice system.

Youth Justice is responsible for overseeing services responding to children and young people in the criminal justice system, providing strategic advice and delivering strategic outcomes to address youth crime and reduce offending.

About the role

Reporting to the Director, this role is responsible for leading a small team within Youth Justice's System Coordination, Practice Leadership and Workforce group to coordinate the delivery of high priority, high profile workforce initiatives. This will involve engaging with executive and operational staff across the Youth Justice portfolio and key stakeholders, to develop unified, whole-of-business strategic policy positions on key workforce priorities and collaborating broadly to execute those priorities.

This role is primarily responsible for managing and leading:

  • the development, coordination and delivery of Youth Justice's established workforce strategy and work plan to support key workforce reform priorities such as: workforce planning and structures; learning and development; attraction and retention; recruitment and induction; health and safety
  • Youth Justice's input into and participation in industrial processes and workforce proposals
  • the development and maintenance of Youth Justice workforce reports and workforce data assurance
  • the delivery of authoritative advice and support on employment related issues, as required.

 To be successful in this role you:

  • are highly motivated with an ability to identify and respond to new and emerging complex and sensitive issues associated with workforce structures and challenges across multidisciplinary functions
  • demonstrate strong project management skills, and can work collaboratively within a broader team of multidisciplinary project managers, providing leadership and expert policy advice and guidance to project team members
  • demonstrate sophisticated stakeholder management skills with an ability to navigate complexities and deliver innovative and integrated solutions  
  • have strong analytical capabilities to establish relevant reports and data sets and prepare complex reports, briefings and presentations
  • can demonstrate sound knowledge of and/or experience in Victorian government administrative processes

 Prior experience in one or more of the following disciplines is desirable, but not essential:

  • human resources management, industrial relations legislative frameworks, law, project management, government administration, criminal justice.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role, please refer to the attached position description.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter outlining you relevant skills and experience for the position.  

Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats. 

Please note: there are no Key Selection Criteria (KSC) questions required for this application. 

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


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