Manager, Youth Justice

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.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of young people and recognises that young peoples’ rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Various
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/YJ1898Z
Closing Date: 05-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $125,893 - $168,473
Job Duration: Refer to position description
Attachments: Position Description - Manager, Operations Reform - Youth Justice.pdf (PDF, 222KB)

Position Description - Manager, Priority Projects - Youth Justice.pdf (PDF, 214KB)

Contact: Refer to position description

Position Details

  • 3 x full time management opportunities with Youth Justice based in the Melbourne CBD
  • Lead a team developing and delivering high priority reforms  
  • Salary range $125,893 - $168,473 plus superannuation

Three rewarding management opportunities are available for adaptable and strategic individuals to join the Youth Justice team on an ongoing or fixed term basis.

About us

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) 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.

What does a manager with Youth Justice do?

You will lead and manage a team developing and delivering high priority policy and projects within Youth Justice.

You will engage and work collaboratively with key stakeholders to oversee provision of policy advice, delivery of the project management of priority reform initiatives, managing consultation, timeframes, procurement processes and budget processes to ensure that objectives and commitments are met on time.

You will also provide high level and authoritative advice to departmental executives and Ministers on complex and potentially sensitive matters, including the delivery of priority operational projects, and prepare high quality and authoritative briefings, reports and presentations.

Reporting to a director, these roles will lead small teams. You will be based in Melbourne with occasional regional travel required.

What skills should a manager with Youth Justice have?

  • A proven track record in public sector management and project delivery.
  • Experience in, or sound knowledge of, Victorian government administrative processes and service delivery functions.
  • Strong stakeholder management and critical thinking skills.

A tertiary qualification in a relevant field is also desirable.

For detailed information on the opportunities available including contact details for any queries, please refer to the attached position descriptions.

What's in it for you?

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we provide every person with the means to achieve their potential through ongoing learning and development opportunities in a diverse, equitable and supportive environment.

We look for people who are prepared to do their very best in line with our values and behaviours. Our values shape and influence how we recruit, train and develop our staff and build relationships with stakeholders.

We will also provide you with professional development opportunities, an employee assistance program, access to job opportunities across the Victorian Government, salary packaging and much more.

If this sounds like a compelling job that you believe your skills would be a great match for, please APPLY NOW. Applications close Sunday 5 December.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter outlining your 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 and you do not need to separately address any KSC.

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


During the COVID-19 pandemic all of our assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using online tools to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our candidates and staff.  No face to face contact is required and induction training will also be completed online for those who are successful in securing a position with us.

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).

Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.

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