Principal Adviser, Recovery Support Program

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/17990432024JUNE
Closing Date: 25-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $130,673 - $174,869
Job Duration: 30 June 2025
Attachments: D01440 - Principal Program Officer Recovery Support Program - (VPS 6)- 3 June 24.docx (Word, 542KB)


Contact: Rory McManamon on 0429 170 920
rory.mcmanamon@erv.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Principal Adviser, Recovery Support Program (within Emergency Management)
  • Full time, Fixed term until 30 June 2025
  • Attractive VPS 6 salary between $ 130,673 - $174,869 + superannuation

DJCS Emergency Management includes the department's emergency management accountabilities delivered through Emergency Management Victoria, Emergency Recovery Victoria, Sector Performance and Reform and emergency management statutory entities and offices. The work of the group supports the emergency management sector to work together and to strengthen the capacity of individuals, communities, government, agencies and business to achieve our shared vision of safer and more resilient communities and to rebuild and recover after an emergency.

Emergency Recovery Victoria - What does the business unit do?

Emergency Recovery Victoria (ERV) is responsible for state relief, and state and regional recovery coordination for all emergencies to help communities build back better and emerge stronger. ERV is a business unit within the Department of Justice and Community Safety. Working directly with impacted communities, all levels of government, agencies and industry, ERV coordinates real, effective and timely support that communities need to recover after a major emergency. As well as providing strategic leadership on whole-of-government recovery activities and delivering state recovery outcomes, ERV supports locally led recovery efforts to support councils and ensure that community is at the centre of recovery.

What will the role do?

The Principal Adviser is a critical role within the Regional Recovery Operations and Programs Division of ERV. The role reports to the Senior Manager, Recovery Support Program and is responsible for providing timely advice on social recovery programs, with a focus on the Recovery Support Program, to contribute to the design, commissioning, coordination and delivery of services by ERV.

As a Principal Adviser, you will liaise closely across ERV, other Victorian Government and Commonwealth agencies, local government, the community services sector and stakeholders. You will support the delivery of the recovery programs and initiatives through your well-developed skills in policy analysis, program design, stakeholder engagement and communication.

This is a key strategic role that will collaborate across all levels of government, community service organisations to support community-led social recovery to individuals, communities and regions.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Lead and coordinate the Recovery Support Program to support the wellbeing and psychosocial recovery of people affected by emergency events.
  • Collaborate with other senior managers within the Regional Recovery Operations and Programs Division to solve problems and ensure programs meet the needs of disaster affected communities.

What skills and knowledge should the Principal Adviser, Recovery Support Program have?

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Relevant experiences in humanities/human services.
  • A strong understanding of the processes and levers that apply to government.
  • Experience in disaster recovery is desirable. 
  • A relevant tertiary qualification(s) in humanities/human services or similar is desirable.
  • Full, unrestricted Victorian Drivers License

If you have any queries, please contact Rory McManamon, Deputy Director, Recovery Programs Coordination and Delivery, via rory.mcmanamon@erv.vic.gov.au

If this sounds like a compelling job that you believe your skills would be a great match for, please APPLY NOW. Applications close 11.59pm – 25 June 2024.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

CHILD SAFE STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT:

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

 The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

 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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