Governance and Contract Lead

The Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions is focused on growing Victoria’s prosperity, building the productive capacity of our economy and increasing participation – by creating more opportunities for people through skills and jobs; helping businesses and industries to thrive; and building vibrant communities and regions. For more information, see the DJSIR Strategic Plan 2023-2027

Established on 1 January 2023, our work spans numerous portfolios, supporting departmental ministers and operating across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

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Department: Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/100917A
Closing Date: 25-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: VPS5 Governance and Contract Lead PD 100917.docx (Word, 194KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Rebekah Harris
0426 576 083 or at

Position Details

Governance and Contracts Lead

  • Salary: $106,534 to $128,897 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing role
  • Usual hours of work: Full time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: 1 Spring Street Melbourne/remote (flexibility may be available)

The Role

The position reports to the Senior Manager Policy and Governance. The Governance and Contract Lead is responsible for supporting procurement and contracts management governance initiatives. Specifically, the role will be the Secretariat for the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions (DJSIR) Procurement Committee and will lead continuous improvement of the contract governance framework across the department to increase contract compliance levels. The role is critical in supporting the Procurement Committee and contract management compliance improvement.

 The Team

The position of Governance and Contracts Lead forms a part of the Corporate Services Group and  Finance, Investment and Procurement Branch. This Branch supports best practice resource allocation, budget and financial management and procurement across the department. It does this through the provision of strategic advice to the senior Executive and Ministers, development and implementation of frameworks, policies, systems and internal controls in accordance with the Financial Management Act 1994, other relevant legislation, accounting standards and Department of Treasury and Finance and Victorian Government Purchasing Board requirements.

 About You

You will have excellent analytical, communication, planning and relationship skills. Along with this you will:

  • Have high-level policy, governance, and contracts management focus
  • Shares expertise and relevant information to support continuous improvement and innovation
  • Actively promote and drive change using broad influencing skills to overcome barriers and gain support

 Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Rebekah Harris, Manager Procurement Policy and Governance on 0426 576 083 or at

The department is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation. We have zero tolerance of child abuse and are committed to taking the necessary steps to protect children from harm by adopting a preventative, proactive and participatory approach to child safety in accordance with the Child Safe Standards.

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 refer to the attached position description.

Please note: We are accredited as a Disability Confident Recruitment (DCR) organisation and committed to inclusive recruitment. If you require an adjustment to participate in any stage of the recruitment process or have a particular requirement to be communicated with by either telephone or email only, please notify the DJSIR Recruitment Team at with the position number in the subject line.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 25 June 2024.

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