Manager Social Innovation

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is the Victorian Government’s lead agency for creating the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment. Our role is to increase jobs, investment, exports and opportunities; stimulate innovation, competitiveness, and confidence; and support sustainability.

The Department is committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, and support ways of working that help employees balance work and home life. The Department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Department offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.
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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/001285B
Closing Date: 25-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $116,863 - $156,387
Job Duration: Until 7 June 2019
Attachments: 001285 Manager Social Innovation PD.doc (Word, 189KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Anita Smith
03 9651 8154

Position Details

  • $116,863 - $156,387 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term until 7 June 2019
  • Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)

The Community and Social Innovation Team supports the growth of inclusive local economies in targeted locations across Victoria as well as supports Victoria's social enterprise sector.

Reporting to the Director Community and Social Innovation, the Manager Social Innovation will oversee the social innovation work stream. The role will work with stakeholders from across government, social enterprise sector and industry to deliver initiatives which drive the implementation of the Victorian Social Enterprise Strategy and support increased labour market participation for Victoria's most disadvantaged job seekers.

The key accountabilities are:

  • Lead and manage implementation of projects, initiatives and events to ensure they meet stakeholder/industry needs and promote the government's economic objectives ensuring that specified timelines and standards are met
  • Organise Provide strategic insight and leadership to negotiate with internal and external stakeholders, developing strategic partnerships with key organisations to gain cooperation, influence views and achieve business objectives.
  • Engage and manage professional service providers, contracts and other business relationships to deliver projects and initiatives
  • Provide strategic advice and prepare highly complex reports, submissions, briefing papers, correspondence to senior management and Ministers on various matters including sensitive issues.
  • Lead and mentor other branch team members as required.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • High level strategy, project and contract management skills, and the ability to manage program performance against objectives and targets including measuring outcomes, monitoring risks and issues, and analysing and report on data trends/opportunities and issues.
  • Sound understanding of rapidly changing social economy and social impact field with experience in working with the social enterprise sector.
  • Demonstrated management experience at a middle to senior management level, with proven ability to motivate high performing staff and to nurture a positive workplace environment.
  • Well established consultative, communication and interpersonal skills that can support development of effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders at senior levels within the private and public sectors.
  • High level communication skills, ability to present on complex issues, influence outcomes, gain cooperation and undertake complex negotiations; experience in the preparation of high quality, complex reports, briefs and recommendations.

For a confidential discussion, please call Anita Smith on 03 9651 8154.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button below.

Applications close at midnight on 25 September 2018.


PLEASE NOTE: There is NO requirement to address all of the KSC.

The generic online application form may ask you to provide the responses to all of the KSC.   Please only upload your resume and cover letter and move on to the last screen where you will be asked to submit responses to two specific questions only. Complete these specific questions to complete your application.

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