Senior Project Officer (Improvement Science and Change Management Capability Lead)

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of all Victorians. We’re focused on supporting Victorians to be as healthy as they can; whether through alerting them to seasonal risks like thunderstorm asthma, notifying them of contact with communicable diseases, safeguarding their drinking water, developing the best health, wellbeing and care facilities in the world, being at the forefront of mental health and wellbeing treatment or accelerating medical research. It’s all part of the way we partner with the community to help every individual lead a healthy life.
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Department: Department of Health
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1799109
Closing Date: 20-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 723387_VPS5 SPO Improvement Science and Change Lead_PD 21 May 2024.docx (Word, 102KB)
Job Specification

723387_VPS5 SPO Improvement Science and Change Lead_PD 21 May 2024.pdf (PDF, 64KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Nami Nelson

Position Details

About the role:  

The Senior Project Officer (Improvement Science and Change Management Capability Lead) is a member of the Capability Development team within the Clinical Governance, Culture and Capability (CGC&C) Program. The CGC&C program supports the Victorian health sector to develop the organisational conditions for safety and quality, thereby preventing harm and ensuring high-quality, reliable, and person-centred care. The organisational conditions include the leadership behaviours, workforce capability, policies, frameworks, and practices, change interventions, and ability to respond to risk and harm in the system. 

The Senior Project Officer is responsible for leading the improvement science and change management capability development aspect of SCV's capability development program for change agents in the health system. They will collaborate closely with the Co-design and Partnering; and Safety and Human Factors Leads in the Capability Development Team and the SCV Improvement Branch.

The Capability Development Team will be leading work in the following areas:

  • Quality and Safety capability framework development
  • Sector partnerships to support workforce development through implementation of capability frameworks
  • Designing and leading internal capability programs in quality improvement, partnering with consumers and safety as required.

The Senior Project Officer will coordinate and lead improvement science and change management components of the capability framework development and implementation. This will include establishing and maintaining partnerships with individual and organisation stakeholders in quality improvement, coordinating relevant Communities of Practice and supporting the continuous improvement and strengthening of internal capability within SCV as a Quality and Safety leading organisation.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in the application of improvement science to create sustainable change for improvement in a healthcare setting and, have experience and understanding of effective lived experience principles and practice. Design and delivery of learning sessions on improvement science and change management will be an aspect of the role. Experience using adult learning principles, capability measurement and evaluation and workshop facilitation will be valuable in this role.

The Senior Project Officer reports to the Capability Development Manager and will work in collaboration with subject matter experts and other team members to contribute to the work of the team and SCV to ensure design, implementation and delivery reflects up-to-date expertise, and the SCV Corporate Plan and strategic objectives.

To learn more please click ‘Apply' to view the Position Descriptions on the Careers.vic website. 

About us: 

At the Victorian Department of Health we want a future where Victorians are the healthiest people in the world. A Victoria where our children and people thrive, our workplaces are productive and safe, and our communities are more connected.  

We see it as our job to support Victorians to stay healthy and safe. And to deliver a world-class healthcare system that ensures every single Victorian can access safe, quality care that leads to better health outcomes for all. 

What we offer: 

  • The opportunity to perform meaningful work, making direct contributions toward enabling Victorians to be the healthiest people in the world.
  • A wide range of growth and development opportunities within the department and wider Victorian Public Service & Sector.
  • A strong commitment to work-life balance, including a diverse array of flexible working arrangements.

How to apply: 

Applications should include a resume and a cover letter. Click the ‘Apply' button. To view further information about the role including key contact details and the advertisement closing date

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. We continue to build an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of all Victorians. 

All roles can be worked flexibly and we encourage applications from Aboriginal people, people with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Please contact us if you require any adjustments to participate in the recruitment process at Please view our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion here.

Preferred applicants may be required to complete a police check and other pre-employment checks including proof of 3 vaccinations (including booster) against COVID-19. Information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence, in line with our Privacy Policy

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform. As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through JSE rather than via external advertisement. 

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